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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My left eye is swollen and itchy. I tried puting ice and cortizone (hydrocortisone). It seem like allergic reaction. What medication can I take. And what can it be.
Dermatologist: It's impossible to advise someone over the internet as the possibilities are endless. Ask your PCP or a dermatologist. ...Read more
The top of my foot and ankle have developed a rash/bumps that are flat not raised but extremely itchy. It has been about 4 days and still itchy. I have applied hydrocortisone. Even my daughters ezema medication (triamcinilone acetonide). Help!!!! So
Foot rash.: I was thinking of a contact dermatitis, but if cortisone has not helped it could be a fungal infection. Try some Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream twice a day for a few days. If it gets better, continue for 2 weeks. If no improvement in a few more days, you may need to see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
I have scaly scalp for 6 months ago can't go with shampoo, hydrocortisone written by doctor. Any more advice; shampoo recommendation or any drug ;?
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
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
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
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
Depends: Dependent on why and where applied.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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