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2 month old; prescribed HYDROCORTISONE 75 mg daily with antibiotics for Bronchiolitis, can I continue vaccination which is scheduled next week?

2 month old; prescribed HYDROCORTISONE 75 mg daily with antibiotics for Bronchiolitis, can I continue vaccination which is scheduled next week?

I wouldn't: This dose seems a bit high for a 2 mo old (although dose varies with condition) and would impair any response to a vaccination. I generally wait a month after any therapeutic steroid treatment before I give vaccines. ...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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Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?

Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?

Unlikely: At this dose, I'd doubt hydrocortisone causes any noticeable effects. At a much much higher dose, cortisone may worsen your reflux leading to a dry cough. I don't believe they are related. ...Read more

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If patient w/ partial ai and pit tumor, while taking 20-30 mg hydrocortisone has cortisol of 45 and acth of 12, and when off hydrocortisone has cortisol of 10 and acth of 65, what would you conclude?

If patient w/ partial ai and pit tumor, while taking 20-30 mg hydrocortisone has cortisol of 45 and acth of 12, and when off hydrocortisone has cortisol of 10 and acth of 65, what would you conclude?

Cross- reactivity: Hydrocortisone cross reacts with the blood test for cortisol. So the higher cortisol level when on therapy probably reflects the medication being present in the blood. Depending on the time of day done, the other lab results might be normal. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of neck vessels, rattling voice, inner ear discomfort and shortness of breath, which resolves with 20 mg of hydrocortisone daily?

What causes swelling of neck vessels, rattling voice, inner ear discomfort and shortness of breath, which resolves with 20 mg of hydrocortisone daily?

See ENT: The resolution of symptoms from hydrocortisone (are you sure that it is not prednisone?) suggests that this is from an inflammatory condition- however the dose of hydrocortisone is unlikely to be that effective in controlling inflammation. Do note that chronic use of cortisone may lead to a lot of severe side effects . Have you consulted an ENT whose practice focuses on the ears alone? ...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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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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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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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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