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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 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 of the 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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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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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 of time such as 1 - 2 weeks. Avoid the eyes. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more


Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Cortizone (Definition)

Cortizone is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more