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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hydrocortisone Butyrate (Definition)

Hydrocortisone butyrate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Helps inflammation: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids will help with inflammation in the skin. They are not analgesics (pain relievers). However, when the inflammation is alleviated, the pain will also improve. ...Read more

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Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion, does it work for big bites?

Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion, does it work for big bites?

It should: Arthropod (bug) bites respond over time to topical steroids. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a brand of one such type of topical steroid. Usually twice a day for a week or less is enough. Be sure to see a doc if redness, pain, swelling worsen rather than improve. ...Read more

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Do you recommend Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for eczema?

Do you recommend Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for eczema?

Yes: Well, no. I recommend Hydrocortisone 0.5 to 1% creams purchased otc but I tell folks to choose generic brands for cost. This is the weakest strength of any steroid cream. There are clearly times when it will not be sufficiently potent to treat a flare of eczema. On the other other hand I would not recommend stronger corticosteroids for the face. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream and clobetasol cream?

What's the difference between Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream and clobetasol cream?

Potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream is a medium/low potency topical steroid while clobetasol is a ultra-high potency topical steroid. Clobetasol is more likely to cause side effects like skin thinning, scarring, discoloration which can all be permanent. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is much less likley to cause this. However, clobetasol is far more powerful than locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate). They are used for different conditions in different locations. ...Read more

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Can you use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for your vagina area?

Can you use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for your vagina area?

Steroids in vulva: Locoid:
relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in adults.
Do you have a vulvar condition that warrants steroid use in that area? That medication can have side effects like thinning of the vulva if used with no proper indication. Some conditions need steriod cream therapy but I don't know which condition you have. ...Read more

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Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream good to use on dry chapped lips?

Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream good to use on dry chapped lips?

Not the best option: Low potency topical steroids like Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream can help with the inflammation around the lips when they are chapped. They should be used for a short period of time (a couple days) then transition to a non-steroid option like vaseline petrolatum ointment or aquphor for long term control. Chronic use of steroids on the lips can lead to permanent side effects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) allergy?

Locoid: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a topical corticosteroid. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. An allergic inflammation of skin or contact dermatitis is possible. ...Read more

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What's your experience with locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) ointment? How does it compare to other steroid creams?

What's your experience with locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) ointment? How does it compare to other steroid creams?

Mid to low potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a medium to low potency topical steroid. It is appropriate for mild inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. There are many other steroids in this class. The benefit is that there is very low risk of side effects with Locoid and the other class v (5) medium/low potency topical steriods. You can use them safely in more sensitive skin areas. ...Read more

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Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream smart to use on an allergic rash?

Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream smart to use on an allergic rash?

Depends on cause: Knowing the cause of rash is helpful in determining if the Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) will help. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids are good for non-infectious inflammatory disorders of the skin like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic contact dermatitis. However, fungal and bacterial skin infections will do worse with topical steroids. See a doctor if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream on dry chapped lips?

Is it a bad idea to use Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream on dry chapped lips?

Cortisone bad 4 lips: Yes it would be bad to use locoid, (hydrocortisone butyrate) a steroid cream containing cortisone, on the lips. The skin on the lips is very thin and sensitive to cortisone's many side effects, so medicated creams should only be used occasionally there. There are many balms made just for chapping, so best to use those instead. If you're in the wilderness and need ideas, butter, cooking oil, vaseline petroleum jelly better. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed me locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) & xolgel for my face & scalp. Do I apply them at the same time? She only stated use once or twice a week

My dr prescribed me locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) & xolgel for my face & scalp. Do I apply them at the same time? She only stated use once or twice a week

30 mins apart: The empiric rule of thumb is to apply topical cream or lotion at least 30 minutes apart. However in your case, why not on different days? ...Read more

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I've recently used Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream id like to know why and how its made my skin pores larger on my face. I'm only 20 and I also have dry skin not oily?

I've recently used Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream id like to know why and how its made my skin pores larger on my face. I'm only 20 and I also have dry skin not oily?

Dermatologist: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a Hydrocortisone cream generally prescribed for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, etc. It's not to be used on the face unless your doctor specifically told you to do so. Please check directly with a dermatologist who can see and examine your skin, assessing the results of this cream. You'll get a more individualized answer that way. ...Read more

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Is locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) pommade a good choice for treating acne problems?

Is locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) pommade a good choice for treating acne problems?

No: Topical steroids to treat acne are a bad idea. They may seem to work initially, but they will often create a dependency that makes it very difficult to come off of them. Also, sometimes it can cause "steroid acne" which can be very tough to treat. I would not recommend this. ...Read more

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Do you think putting Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream sparingly on a dry red rash would help get rid of it?

Do you think putting Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream sparingly on a dry red rash would help get rid of it?

Depends on cause: Knowing the cause of rash is helpful in determining if the Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) will help. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids are good for non-infectious inflammatory disorders of the skin like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic contact dermatitis. However, fungal and bacterial skin infections will do worse with topical steroids. See a doctor if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Hi I have sticky feeling in groin area both sides and used locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) cream and powder and clotrimazole for days no improvement?

See doc: See a doctor. Any type of skin problem should be evaluated in person so the doctor and can see and feel it to know what it is so they can help you. ...Read more

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My son is 7. He got pytriasis alba on his face. What is the best treatment to remove white marks. As doctor told me to use locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) crem for 10 days.

My son is 7. He got pytriasis alba on his face. What is the best treatment to remove white marks. As doctor told me to use locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) crem for 10 days.

Creams: The patches will fade with time- several months. They will not tan either. Moisturizing cream and topical steroids as you mention can be used. You may also consult with a chinese medicine practitioner as they may have some herbal creams that help restore the pigment faster. ...Read more

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Will locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) solution help hair loss in woman?

Will locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) solution help hair loss in woman?

Doubtful: Check w/a dermatologist. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) has cortisone in it, which can help some problems, but you need a proper diagnosis before a shotgun treatment. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

Corticosteroid: It is a medium-strength corticosteroid cream, ointment, and lotion, used to treat medium-strength inflammatory rashes. ...Read more

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What's hydrocortisone butyrate used for?

What's hydrocortisone butyrate used for?

Reduce inflammation: Hydro-cortisone is used very commonly as an anti-inflammatory medication in status asthmaticus, a condition of prolonged acute attack of wheezing in patients whit asthma. It is also used to reduce inflammation inside joint spaces etc as an anti-inflammatory and immuno-supressive agent. Other rare uses include treatment of septic shock and in thyroid storm. ...Read more

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What to do if I am losing my hair on the side of my head. Can I use the topicol cream hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%?

What to do if I am losing my hair on the side of my head. Can I use the topicol cream hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%?

See A Physician: Hair loss can be due to multiple causes. Common causes can be stress, low thyroid, dermatitis, and vitamin deficiencies. You should see a physician to help you sort these things out. ...Read more

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Should I be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?

Should I be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?

See below...: Women with pcos benefit from a combination of ovulation induction (using Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole) and oral hypoglycemic medications (such as metformin). Talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What does "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

What does "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

Slightly higher risk: Medication pregnancy class c means that: animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. Almost all drugs are class b or c and they can be used if the benefit outweighs the risks. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

Cirrhosis?: Recommendations for people with hepatitis c and cirrhosis include avoiding all alcohol, vaccinations for hepatitis a and b if never exposed, ultrasound for liver cancer every six months, endoscopy to look for enlarged veins in the esophagus, limit tylenol (acetaminophen) and discuss all meds with your doctor, and develop a plan for treatment of hepatitis c. Regular doctor visits for monitoring are critical. ...Read more

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F/57 post menopausal bleeding. Having a hysteroscopy d&c done tomorrow. I currently under some medication that I don't know if is safe to take it toda?

F/57 post menopausal bleeding. Having a hysteroscopy d&c done tomorrow. I currently under some medication that I don't know if is safe to take it toda?

Which medication: Your preoperative medical clearance should include NPO order and possible holding off anti platelets or anticoagulants and possibly taking essential medications with sip of water ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Locoid (Definition)

Locoid is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more