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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!
No: Cortisone cream is not as strong as cortisone injections, but it is safer. The reason we use creams instead of giving everyone cortisone pills or shots is that they do not cause steroid related side effects as often or as severely. Side effects form cortisone shots can include weight gain, increased appetite, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, effects on bone health, and increased blood sugar. ...Read more
Reduce inflammation: Hydro-cortisone is used very commonly as an anti-inflammatory medication in status asthmaticus, a condition of prolonged acute attack of wheezing in patients whit asthma. It is also used to reduce inflammation inside joint spaces etc as an anti-inflammatory and immuno-supressive agent. Other rare uses include treatment of septic shock and in thyroid storm. ...Read more
Very bad idea: It will make the inflammation fade briefly by causing your neutrophils to stop fighting the bacteria that cause it. It will promote the same hormonal processes that cause acne to flare at puberty. Acne is serious. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in 2 weeks or you have acne on your trunk, get with a competent physician and get prescription-strength rx -- this will actually work. ...Read more
Mild topical steroid: Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild topical steroid good for treating mild eczema, itchy insect bites and contact dermatitis (think poison ivy). It is generally available over the counter and good for treating mild problems, more severe issues may need a more potent topical steroids that are prescription only. ...Read more
Support: Padding, strapping, or taping;immobilization in cast, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, physical therapy or orthotic device can be utilized. You should consult orthopedic surgeon. Surgery is sometimes suggested if do not respond to more conservative treatments. ...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
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
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