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I have a rash on my skin, what are the best methods to treating it? I've tried hydrocortisone even medication from a dermotologist. Nothing works

I have a rash on my skin, what are the best methods to treating it? I've tried hydrocortisone even medication from a dermotologist. Nothing works

More details: Saying you have a rash is likely asking for the name of a 4-legged furry animal without any further details. You need to see your dermatologist who may consider doing a skin biopsy to find out the cause. ...Read more

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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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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I have a herpes outbreak on my butt, above the crack. What is the best over-the-counter medication - without hydrocortisone - for curing that?

I have a herpes outbreak on my butt, above the crack. What is the best over-the-counter medication - without hydrocortisone - for curing that?

Nothing OTC: Unfortunately there are no otc meds which will cure this...A prescription antiviral will assist with healing but will not cure it. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter​ beside this mixture?

My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter​ beside this mixture?

Eczema care: Daily lubrication with petroleum jelly and/or coconut oil can help with the dryness and itching. Bathe every other day. Avoid use of personal care products and clothing detergent with scents and dyes. Wear soft fabrics such as cotton. More about eczema: https://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/health-issues/conditions/skin/Pages/Eczema. Aspx ...Read more

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Is this hydrocortisone 2.5% a mild medication or a strong medication?

Is this hydrocortisone 2.5% a mild medication or a strong medication?

Mild: It's a very mild weak topical steroid. It's good for use on mild rashes or itching and for babies. Most people with severe itching or rashes need to see a doctor to get a stronger prescription strength topical steroid. ...Read more

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Saliva tests and symptoms show low functioning adrenal glands, but how to know if there is need for hormonal medications such as hydrocortisone?

Saliva tests and symptoms show low functioning adrenal glands, but how to know if there is need for hormonal medications such as hydrocortisone?

Work with your Dr: The accuracy of the salivary test results are depended on many factors including timing of the test and type of assay used. If your Dr determines the results are truly low, additional testing is needed to determine if due to primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. Work with your doctor or endocrinologist and do not start hydrocortisone until then. ...Read more

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Mom suffers frm left sided headche 30 yrs. Doc gave up medication nd wants to inject her neck beneath her skin and msucles cortizone (hydrocortisone). Is this wrong?

Mom suffers frm left sided headche 30 yrs. Doc gave up medication nd wants to inject her neck beneath her skin and msucles cortizone (hydrocortisone). Is this wrong?

No: Not wrong to treat the pain....but I would recommend finding the source of the left sided HA pain. Check out the cranial joints (TM joint, occiput, and frontal sinus) and the associated musculature for the presence of some toxin, pathogen, or allergen. ...Read more

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Does low dose cortef (hydrocortisone) heal the adrenals, helping the patient to feel well again and enabling them to eventually go off the drug? Non-addison's.

Does low dose cortef (hydrocortisone) heal the adrenals, helping the patient to feel well again and enabling them to eventually go off the drug? Non-addison's.

No: Taking any dose of steroid causes the adrenal glands to work less, as the pituitary gland regulates your adrenal hormone level. If your adrenal glands truly do not work, you need lifelong adrenal hormone replacement. However, I see people who have been diagnosed with "adrenal fatigue". This is not a true medical diagnosis. Most of these people have no adrenal problem at all. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrocortisone rectal suppositories for piles while taking gabapentin, or are there any drug interactions?

Should be fine: The topical nature of the suppositories should keep your blood levels of steroid to a bare minimum if any gets absorbed. No interaction to be concerned about. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone used for?

What is hydrocortisone used for?

Inflammation: Hydrocortisone can be used topically for itching, rash, etc. It can also be used by injection to treat systemic inflammation like in cases of auto immune diseases. Derivatives of Hydrocortisone like Prednisone can be used orally to treat conditions from asthma & COPD to systemic inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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Can I use peroxide and hydrocortisone oimtment?

Can I use peroxide and hydrocortisone oimtment?

Which peroxide?: Since I didn't know which peroxide you're using, I checked both benzoyl (http://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/benzoyl-peroxide-wash. Html) & hydrogen (http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide). Luckily both appear to have no interaction w/hydrocortisone (http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/hydrocortisone-topical. Html). Always best to tell your docs about everything you use, whether prescription or over-the-counter. ...Read more

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It is okay to use hydrocortisone once a day for a month?

It is okay to use hydrocortisone once a day for a month?

Oral??: If you're taking Hydrocortisone orally, why? Depending on the dose, you can't just stop it in a month else you could develop an adrenal crisis. If it is in cream or ointment form, how extensively are you using it, how many times/day, locations of application? It is possible to suppress adrenal glands even with topical steroids depending on how much is absorbed. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there always a rebound affect after stopping hydrocortisone?

Depends on how long: The issue of corticosteroid "reboun" is an issue of how high the dose and for how long.
A short coruse of Hydrocortisone should not have any problems. Long term therapy should be tappered to prevent any adverse reactions. Check with your physician before doing anything. ...Read more

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Can I substitute something for hydrocortisone for an unidentified bite?

Can I substitute something for hydrocortisone for an unidentified bite?

More info please: If unsure what to use, or the bite marks look weird, might be infected, better get seen by a doctor ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it bad to apply hydrocortisone more than eight times a day?

Can you tell me is it bad to apply hydrocortisone more than eight times a day?

Where and why?: While over the counter hydrocortisone cream is a low potency topical steroid, it is best to identify the reason why the steroid is needed in the first place. If the trigger can be found and avoided, then hydrocortisone may not be needed. Also, certain areas of the body where there is thin skin (eyes, groin, etc) should not have topical steroids applied repeatedly. A dermatologist help! ...Read more

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I am to begin taking cortef (hydrocortisone) at moderate dose, prob for a couple years at least. What can I do to protect my health and what should I look out for?

I am to begin taking cortef (hydrocortisone) at moderate dose, prob for a couple years at least. What can I do to protect my health and what should I look out for?

I'd recommend: U follow up with your dr and endocrinologist who should closely monitor your pituitary and adrenal status. It's a sensitive issue to maintain and taper off someone on chronic steroid use. Best wishes! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/prednisone-withdrawal/an01624 http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=484. ...Read more

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What could be the effects of using hydrocortisone on a boil?

What could be the effects of using hydrocortisone on a boil?

Reduce inflammation: Over the counter hydrocortisone will perhaps reduce the redness and tenderness of a boil but it is no substitution for treatment. You cannot dismiss a staph infection. Most "boils" should be lanced under sterile technique. ...Read more

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Befefits from soul cortef (hydrocortisone)?

Befefits from soul cortef (hydrocortisone)?

Solucortef (hydrocortisone)?: For an endocrinologist, this drug is given by IV or into the muscle during medical emergencies for patients who have adrenal insufficiency. We prescribe it to our patients so that they may administer it at home in the event of such an emergency. ...Read more

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How long can you use hydrocortisone on face?

How long can you use hydrocortisone on face?

7 days max: Never use steroids on face, neck or mucus membranes, for more than 7 days without medical supervision, to prevent side effects like steroid-induced acne. Once the condition responds to treatment stop. If it worsens or is not better in 7 days, see a doc. 10 days is the max length on other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Can you use hydrocortisone on vaginal tissue?

Consider other: Sparingly, towards the outside, and only a very weak preparation, say 1% cream. But I'd recommend a good examination (and culture) by your gyne to determine the cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone safe to use on the anal area?

With a: Doctors supervision, short term use of Hydrocortisone is safe. Prolonged use topically can lead to thinning of the skin and risk of increased inflammation or infection. Check with your doctor before using especially if it was prescribed for another condition. ...Read more

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How are cortisone and hydrocortisone different?

Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is what your body naturally produces to keep you alive. The other cortisones are modified so that they may become more potent and more active for a certain target. In addition, the modified cortisone causes less water retention. ...Read more

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