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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
Why would you?: As a surgeon, we constantly use products like this on our hands prior to starting an operation. Although safe to use, it can really irritate the skin and cause significant drying of the skin. Never a need to use on your face except prior to an invasive procedure. ...Read more
What emolient moisturiser should i use for the vulva? Is it safe to use E45 cream on the labia minora?
No it is not: No you do not use Hydrocortisone 1% cream for your pimples, as it will make it worse.Consult your doctor or dermatologist about your pimples(acne) acne is usually treated with benzyl peroxide washes, retin a (tretinoin) cream with/without topical antibiotics. Consult your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
VERY bad: This will relieve inflammation but also invite the bacteria that cause the pimples to spread deeper into the tissues. You are asking for an intractable deep-tissue bacterial infection. Please forgive my frankness. In our dysfunctional health care system, it's hard for people to get acne treated, though treatment is simple -- i start youngsters on topical clindamycin. ...Read more
Tretinoin can dry ;: Irritate skin. Tretinoin can cause increased photosensitivity ; make a person more vulnerable to getting a sun burn. Consider use of aloe vera straight from the plant. Tretinonin can be used for sun damaged skin - but wouldn't use when your skin is acutely inflamed already. ...Read more
Pimples: Before you use the cream you should go to the nearest Emergency facility where they will decide the best creams for you! Unlikely that they will refer you to a skin specialist but that might happen. ...Read more
Is loprox (ciclopirox) cream ok to use on my mild to oily skin on face to treat tinea versicolor or is the gel version better ?
Not much difference: The 3 topical formulations (gel, cream, lotion) available offer little difference for skin type...They just feel a bit different during application because of different consistency, but otherwise they all dry out relatively quickly and thus probably won't make much of a difference for you. So whatever you have/got, give it a try. U probably have more than just on face? Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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