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Please describe the medication: hydrocortisone?

Please describe the medication: hydrocortisone?

Anti-inflammatory: Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much less potent than cortisone. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more


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What is the hydrocortisone cream ?

What is the hydrocortisone cream ?

See below: A cream that contains hydrocortisone- a topical corticosteroid which can reduce inflammatrion and itching. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone peel your skin off?

Can hydrocortisone peel your skin off?

No but: Prolonged use of a very potent cortisone cream (hydrocortisone is considered a weak one) may cause skin bruising and thinning. The peeling you usually see from it indicates that the lesions you are treating are healing partly as the result of the cream and not the cause. ...Read more

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Why is hydrocortisone given for chest pain?

Why is hydrocortisone given for chest pain?

Probably not: Chest pain is a symptom of many diseases. Hydrocortisone per se is not given for treatment of chest pain. It may be given for COPD or asthma exacerbation which may cause some chest discomfort. ...Read more

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Is the hydrocortisone good for black spots?

Unlikely: Hydrocortisone creams and ointments is a type of steroid that is effective for treating inflammation of the skin related to eczema and other types of skin rashes due to allergy. Black spots on the skin should be evaluated by a dermatologist. There are some dangerous black skin lesions called melanoma which is a type of skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone clear up a rash overnight?

Can hydrocortisone clear up a rash overnight?

Yes: Mild rashes that are relatively superficial can often be effectively treated with hydrocortisone. Sometimes, they can resolve within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Is cortaid (hydrocortisone) same as lotrimim?

Is cortaid (hydrocortisone) same as lotrimim?

No: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a form of steroid and lotrimin is an antifungal. These are usually in cream form for skin problems but are totally different in effect. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone tablets interact with alcohol?

They could: Steroid pills can irritate the lining of the stomach. Alcohol can do the same thing. ...Read more

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Why does my rash return after stopping hydrocortisone?

Why does my rash return after stopping hydrocortisone?

What type of rash?: That depends on the type and nature of your rash. Most rashes are treated, but not cured by hydrocortisone. If your rash returns, it should be evaluated by a medical specialist like an allergist or dermatologist. Once the rash is identified, more appropriate treatments can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydrocortisone sodium succinate?

Injectable: It is mainly for injection and I can't think of much advantage in using this preparation except in the case of acute adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Insomnia (Definition)

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