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I have a sunburn from vacation. How long to keep using hydrocortisone?

I have a sunburn from vacation. How long to keep using hydrocortisone?

Ibuprofen and aloe: If sunburn is mild and focal, Hydrocortisone twice daily for a week can help. I find that Ibuprofen orally 4 times a day, and frequent application of aloe containing lotion has the best efficacy. If more severe, your doctor may add a prescription strength topical steroid and/or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to opened areas. ...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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Does hydrocortisone clear facial sunburn in a black woman?

Does hydrocortisone clear facial sunburn in a black woman?

Not 100%: The steroid will take out some swelling associated but in a black woman it must be used sparingly and a short time because steroids can change skin color. It is best to soothe with a moisturizer. Avoid re exposure to the sun and always wear a good broad spectrum sun block ...Read more

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Is it okay to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) eczema lotion on peeling sunburn?

Is it okay to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) eczema lotion on peeling sunburn?

Sumburn and eczema: For sunburn I would use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream, treat the skin as first degree burn once it is healed then you can resume the cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Can my skin go back to normal after dicoloration from using cortizone (hydrocortisone) for long time?

Can my skin go back to normal after dicoloration from using cortizone (hydrocortisone) for long time?

Possibly: Topical steroids have the potential of causing thinning of the skin and stretch marks that are permanent
color changes may be part of these changes which may or may not recover.





Permanent. Color loss may or may not return. ...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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Cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot how long to leave the body?

Cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot how long to leave the body?

Days, maybe weeks: There is some variability here. Sometimes intravenous glucocorticoids only last a few hours. Other injections, notably DepoMedrol (methylprednisolone) can last longer when injected into areas thick with fat cells. Also consider that often orthopedic steroid injections (into joints) are used to treat local problems, but they also are absorbed into the system and can cause effects throughout the body. ...Read more

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How long until topical hydrocortisone leaves your bloodstream?

How long until topical hydrocortisone leaves your bloodstream?

If it gets absorbed: In the first place, topical hydrocortisone doesn't get absorbed into the blood stream unless it is applied on a large surface area / covered after application with plastic or non-porous material (occlusive dressing) or applied heavily in flexures (under breasts, armpits) and not left to dry, just be careful, don't exceed recommended dosage, if gets absorbed though takes ~ 16-24 hours to leave ...Read more

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Can I get systematic effects from long term use of cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 otc?

Can I get systematic effects from long term use of cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 otc?

Cortisone: Depending on where you are applying it, the surface area is significant. And what do you consider long term use? ...Read more

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What are the long term affects of using mild hydrocortisone cream on face?

What are the long term affects of using mild hydrocortisone cream on face?

Steroids on the face: Topical steroid use on the face can be associated with scarring and discoloration. Hydrocortisone is a low potency steroid which is safe to use sparingly for short periods of time. ...Read more

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How long can I safely use OTC hydrocortisone on my face?

How long can I safely use OTC hydrocortisone on my face?

Yes.: You may use otc Hydrocortisone on the face for a short period such as 1 – 2 weeks. Avoid the eyes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eczema to go away with hydrocortisone 1%?

Depends: Eczema is a disease with varying intensity. The amount of time required depends upon the disease, how potent the steroid is and how religiously you apply it. If it is not improving after a few weeks it is time to try a more potent steroid. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have jock itch and have used canesten hydrocortisone and so how long for?

See a dermatologist: Treatment most effective if matched to correct diagnosis. Failure to respond to azole + hc is frustrating. Castellani "paint" or antiperspirant are often effective for common problems. They sting, so your can rescue yourself by application of your original cream immediatly after. Involvement of other areas? Feet? Hands? You may get the best result from oral prescription. ...Read more

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How long after applying hydrocortisone to my baby's skin for her excema will i start noticing a difference?...

How long after applying hydrocortisone to my baby's skin for her excema will i start noticing a difference?...

Atopic dermatitis: There are many causes of atopic dermatitis (ad) often called eczema. Food triggers can be involved in up to 40% of cases. If your pediatrician is not comfortable doing a food allergy evaluation, see an allergist. Look for triggers causing the eczema before trying to find medicines to treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my red rough cheeks to heal after stopping using a retinol and applying hydrocortisone? (stopped retinol lotion two days ago)

How long will it take for my red rough cheeks to heal after stopping using a retinol and applying hydrocortisone? (stopped retinol lotion two days ago)

Couple of days: Next time, use a very diluted Retinol (add moisturizer and let your skin dry completely before applying. Any moisturizer with Shea butter would feel good and not aggravate this. Steroids should not really be applied to the face unless the reaction is very severe. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone cream carcinogenic with long term use??

Is hydrocortisone cream carcinogenic with long term use??

No: However, overuse on the skin can lead to thinning of the layers of cells at the site and breakdown of the surface. Any med strong enough to do some good will have some potential side effects. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone good to treat an anal fissure? How long to use if it is?

Is hydrocortisone good to treat an anal fissure? How long to use if it is?

Anal fissure?: No. The best treatment for anal fissure is to give two heaping tablespoons full of proctologist three times a day. All seriousness aside you need to have a proctologist look at this problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream take to relieve itch?

How long does it take for cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream take to relieve itch?

Day or so: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream like all corticosteroids to become effective needs to be transported into the cytoplasm of the cell where it binds the steroid receptor. This is transported into nucleus and binds to another receptor. This affects mrna which then makes specific proteins. These proteins affect inflammatory mediators that leads to symptom improvement. This process takes 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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How is it to be on hydrocortisone all your life?will i be able to do many sports (run 8km 5 times per week?), dance all night long and etc?

How is it to be on hydrocortisone all your life?will i be able to do many sports (run 8km 5 times per week?), dance all night long and etc?

Vit D3: If you have to be on cortisone, make certain that your vitamin D3 level is 50-60 ng/ml or you will be prone to fragility fractures, especially of the spine. ...Read more

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How long before hydrocortisone cream clears my rash away?

How long before hydrocortisone cream clears my rash away?

Hydrocort.& rashes: Usually the rashes should respond in 1-2 days and depending on the severity of them they should be gone in a few days. If they arenot repsonding well you need to see the doc to get re-evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots to the hip?

What are the long term side effects of cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots to the hip?

Many: Elevated pressure in the eyes (glaucoma)
fluid retention, causing swelling in your lower legs
increased blood pressure
mood swings
weight gain, with fat deposits in your abdomen, face and the back of your neck

When taking oral corticosteroids longer term, you may experience:
clouding of the lens in one or both eyes (cataracts)
high blood sugar. ...Read more

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I still haven't noticed a difference in my rash after hydrocortisone cream? How long does it take to work?

Skin rash: There are a number of reasons why the Hydrocortisone cream does not work: you have not used it long enough, the Hydrocortisone is not strong enough and you need a prescription cortisone cream, the rash does not respond to cortisone and is a fungal rash and you need an anti fungal cream. I recommend you see your local dermatologist for help with your rash. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over effects of hydrocortisone after pituitary surgery. I have been taking it for 6 weeks. Now I am told I can stop it.

Hydrocortisone: It can take several weeks to months to get pass the side effects — you need to be tapered off the medication slowly over several days to weeks. ...Read more

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How many days is consider long term use of hydrocortisone 1% on baby 4month. Doctor say apply affected area 2 a day. He has eczema. Keep coming back?

See allergist: Hydrocortisone applied on large portion of the body on a regular basis will likely cause systemic side effects given that the basic problem of eczema is an impairment in skin barrier function. You should consult an allergist to manage the eczema since the problem is unlikely to improve at least for a few years. In the meanwhile, be sure to apply moisturizer on the skin within 3 mins after bathing. ...Read more

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How long will an allergic reaction to duac last. The red sand paper like rash is on my face. I am using a 0.5% hydrocortisone cream. Thank you?

How long will an allergic reaction to duac last. The red sand paper like rash is on my face. I am using a 0.5% hydrocortisone cream. Thank you?

Duac Side Effects: Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
severe redness, burning, stinging, or peeling of treated skin areas; or
diarrhea that is watery or bloody
less serious side effects may include:
mild burning or stinging
itching or tingly feeling
dryness or peeling of treated skin; or
redness or other irritation
most rashes last 10-14 days with rx. ...Read more

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