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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream for dry skin on my face?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream for dry skin on my face?

No: I wouldn't use topical steroids on your face to treat dry skin--i would recommend a good moisturizer such as aquaphor. ...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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Is using hydrocortisone cream on my face considered safe?

Is using hydrocortisone cream on my face considered safe?

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

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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 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. ?

Yes.: It is safe, but it may not be strong enough to be effective, depending on the severity of the irritant dermatitis. If it isn't, a dermatologist can prescribe something stronger for you. ...Read more

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Is 2.5% hydrocortisone cream safe for face?

Is 2.5% hydrocortisone cream safe for face?

Face and cortisone: Yes, but it is important to not use it as a long term treatment. Very common to use it on face for 1-2 weeks if needed for a dermatitis. ...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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My face skin is dry and itchy sometimes,can i use hydrocortisone cream into my face? Thanks

My face skin is dry and itchy sometimes,can i use hydrocortisone cream into my face? Thanks

Skin Itch on Face: I do not recommend using a steroid cream on your face. Consider instead applying your favorite moisturizer directly after washing your face to seal in the moisture. ...Read more

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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 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 ?

Skin lesions: It is impossible to try and diagnose the cause of skin lesions without seeing these. Don't know if you have access to a dermatologist, but that would be the best person to see and assess these lesions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I applied veet to takeout a mustache hair. Im a girl and after hours i had rash over my face. I put hydrocortisone cream is that ok? Will be cured?

I applied veet to takeout a mustache hair. Im 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

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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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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?

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?

Unusual: 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

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream on lips?

Yes: For a few days it is not a problem. It is best ot identify cause- irritant from toothpaste, mouthwash, coloring agents, or side effect of drugs. Burt's bees beeswax products are safe for use on lip. Is there any history of reflux or allergy to any creams? ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream on broken skin?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream on broken skin?

Best not to: First, steroid creams are not antibacterial; they are anti-inflammatory, used for itching, rashes, etc. Broken skin needs to heal, & steroids delay or prevent the healing process. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to get a cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream while breastfeeding?

Should be...: Very little cortisone from cream on your skin gets into milk. Moms applying cream to their breasts should wipe it off before the next feeding. ...Read more

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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?

It's fine: A little bit of topical steroid is not going to harm anyone or anything. You don't absorb enough into your system to even make a tiny blip in your systemic levels - that's the beauty of being able to put it on topically! ...Read more

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