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Is It Safe To Use Hydrocortisone Cream On My Face
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
Sometimes: It is best to avoid using Hydrocortisone creams on the face unless specifically directed by a dermatologist. Steroids, like hydrocortisone, cause sensitivity & thinning of skin that can be extreme on the face. If directed by a physician to use these on the face, use is generally advised at very low percentages for only a brief period of time and creams should be kept well away from the eyes. ...Read more
I have pimple redness on both sides of cheeks after waxing hair on my face. Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream on both sides of cheeks.?
I have seb eczema on my face and doctor gave me hydrocortisone cream and also hydrozole but after using those creams white patches started on my face?
I applied veet to takeout a mustache hair. I'm a girl and after hours I had rash over my face. I put hydrocortisone cream is that ok? Will be cured?
Irritation aftr VEET: My face has similar reaction after applying chemicals for hair removal as you describe. A mild over-the-counter Hydrocortisone for a few doses is an excellent option to reduce the inflammation and "cure" the rash. I'd also try different products for hair removal in future. There are many options out there, and you can find one without irritation or just go straight to hot waxing for hair removal ...Read more
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
I applied 0.5 hydrocortisone cream to my to the head of penis, pubic area and scrotum and now the head of penis and scrotum feels somewhat numb. Help?
0.5% Hydrocortisone is really too weak since even 1% is usually not potent enough. If the problem is persistent, you need to stop using it or perhaps try switching to an ointment. See a doctor if the problem fails to resolve or the numbness lasts more than a couple of day.
Make sure that the cream does not have a local anesthetic mixed with it. ...Read more
Small patch of red tight flaky skin on my face. Have tried an anti fungal, an anti bacterial and a hydrocortisone cream. What next please?
See a dermatologist: The next phase is to stop self-treating and to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I am taking an antibiotic for foot infection. Can I also take a hydrocortisone cream for an allergic rash on my face?
Yes: These should not interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had a blind pimple for a week on my face, have hot packed it, put benzoyl peroxide & hydrocortisone cream on it. How can I get it to fully go away?
Zit: Continue with hot packs. Antibiotics may be useful. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Yes: Yes steroid creams and ointments may be used on the inside of labia. ...Read more
Is hydrocortisone cream or ointment safe to use in pregnancy? I have a irritated bug bite and used some ointment will it harm the baby?
Be careful: It seems the systemic absorption is unknown. While it is probably safer in the third trimester, why take a chance? ...Read more
Hi, I'm wondering if 1% hydrocortisone cream is safe to use on the penis shaft skin? I've had dry itchy skin on the front of the shaft for months.
1% HC: Hi~ yes its the mildest of cortisone creams and you can use it quite liberally. Not for 20 years though. For a reasonable period, 4-6 months or so. Thanks ...Read more
Is it safe to use 1% hydrocortisone cream for my severe itchiness and rashes on my tummy and arms while I'm pregnant? Would it not harm my baby?
May: It may hasten the recovery but not making it go away pronto. Nearly all flea bites go away eventually within a couple of weeks without treatment. ...Read more
Steroids and growth: Steroids used internally, in either the inhaled or oral forms, can affect growth. The degree of growth suppression depends on how high the dose is and for how long it is used. Low potency steroids such as Hydrocortisone cream, when applied topically in the usual manner, are unlikely to have much effect on growth. ...Read more
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