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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 it okay to put hydrocortisone cream over premethalin cream?

Is it okay to put hydrocortisone cream over premethalin cream?

? Permethrin: did you mean permethrin rather than premethalin! , well I don't see a necessity, unless you feel the irritation sometimes felt after applying the permethrin, you can still wash with soap and water, applying hydrocortisone wouldn't harm ...Read more

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What's hydrocortisone acetate cream?

What's hydrocortisone acetate cream?

Mild topical steroid: Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild topical steroid good for treating mild eczema, itchy insect bites and contact dermatitis (think poison ivy). It is generally available over the counter and good for treating mild problems, more severe issues may need a more potent topical steroids that are prescription only. ...Read more

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I have piles i'm using ointment magnesium sulphate, lidocaine hydrochloride gel ip xynova, nitroglycerin ointment nitrogesic, anal fissure.

I have piles i'm using ointment magnesium sulphate, lidocaine hydrochloride gel ip xynova, nitroglycerin ointment nitrogesic, anal fissure.

Anal fissures: Anal fissures are a tear, that scars and reopens with the passage of stool. They are often associated with hemorrhoids and difficult to heal. Local medications and control of constipation help. Okay to check in with your doc. If your constipation is under control, you may benefit from a surgical consult and procedure. Be well. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component that is doing the most for your reaction. I would avoid the topical antibiotic unless there is truly a bacterial infection that needs to be treated. The antibiotic portion carries the risk of an allergic reaction and can confound the clinical picture. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone cream clear up my spot?

Can hydrocortisone cream clear up my spot?

Spot treatment: If you mean by spot acne, no it does not. Hydrocortisone treats inflammation such as eczema and contact allergy, etc among others. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter skin anti-itch cream is stronger than cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

What over-the-counter skin anti-itch cream is stronger than cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Cannot answer: Unless we know the name of the cream a good answer cannot be given. Benzocaine, which is in some over the counter cream can be a cause of allergic eruptions and make you worse. ...Read more

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Can you put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream over top of nystop powder?

Can you put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream over top of nystop powder?

OK: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is a barrier cream (zinc oxide) and Nystop is a anti-fungal powder. For anti-fungals to work they need to be placed on the skin directly --as you have done. The desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) will just 'seal out moisture' --so not a bad idea. ...Read more

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Could using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream affect blood sugar?

Could using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream affect blood sugar?

Very unlikely: for topical cream to effect your blood sugars. Take care. ...Read more

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Does lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution, 2% heal my chancre soar?

Does lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution, 2% heal my chancre soar?

No, just pain relief: Topical Lidocaine will only relieve tenderness of a sore. However, a chancre is from syphilis and is usually not painful. Do you mean canker sore in the mouth? Those are painful and Lidocaine would help with pain but not heal. ...Read more

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What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

"fibro- itch"": Sorry- I am not certain what you are referring to. Please clarify your question. Fibromyalgia- is not a itching illness. I suggest OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. I see you are also taking Norco- this can be a narcotic side effect. ...Read more

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Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Not sure what you are treating. The cream works best to relieve itchy insect bites. The pill is for more systemic allergies. You can use them together but i don't see what for. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrocortisone cream around anus?

when use HC cream?: Hydrocortisone cream is very mild and is used by prescription for hemorrhoids both internally and externally. So, it could be safe. However, if instead of hemorrhoids, the person using it has heat rash and intertigo, i.e., a candida yeast infection, it could make the infection worse and not help at all. Best to have your family doctor take a look before using it there. Tricky spot. ...Read more

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Is Aznoit-D 20gm ^soconazole nitrate 10mg, Diflucortolone valerate 1mg/1gm^ safe to use on scrotum? -it's antifungal cream-

Is Aznoit-D 20gm ^soconazole nitrate 10mg, Diflucortolone valerate 1mg/1gm^ safe to use on scrotum? -it's antifungal cream-

Aznoit-D on scrotum: Antifungal component (isoconazole) shouldn't cause problems, but diflucortolone is potent corticosteroid which should B used VERY sparingly for short time only as may cause thin skin, testicular shrinking, et al. Groin fungus can be managed with antifungal, keeping area dry (change underwear when wet, use antifungal powder spray to help dry), washing briefs/swimwear w/ bleach to kill fungus. ...Read more

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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Maybe.: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is zinc oxide, which has two principle purposes. It is very effective as a moisture barrier (hence used on a baby's bottom to prevent diaper rash) and as en effective sun block. There is some evidence that it results in a reduction in the production of sebum, the oil produced by our sebaceous skin glands. Therefore it may play a role in the treatment of acne. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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