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I have natural aloe pants, can they relieve inflammation and mild rashes as well as a hydrocortisone?

I have natural aloe pants, can they relieve inflammation and mild rashes as well as a hydrocortisone?

No: There are several concentrations/strengths of cortisone cream. It is doubtful that aloe plants will have the same anti-inflammatory effect as the usual dosages of Hydrocortisone recommended by doctors. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Can you apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to buttocks or groin region? To relieve inflammation?

Can you apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to buttocks or groin region? To relieve inflammation?

Yes, temporarily: Otc Hydrocortisone cream is weak, not very potent, so it's safer to use in the groin region and on the buttocks (than stronger prescription steroid creams). But if what you are applying the cortisone cream to doesn't improve after a few days, you should stop using it and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hydrocortisone cream to decrease inflammation on occasional cystic acne?

Is it ok to use hydrocortisone cream to decrease inflammation on occasional cystic acne?

MD guidance needed: It is not safe to use Hydrocortisone on a long-term basis and without the supervision of a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. A risk of unsupervised Hydrocortisone use is thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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I was prescribed a 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment to apply to penis glans due to inflammation. How long is too long to use this steroid down there?

I was prescribed a 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment to apply to penis glans due to inflammation. How long is too long to use this steroid down there?

If your: rash does not improve after one week of topical treatment, return to your doctor for another evaluation, because it could be something other than just inflammation, such as fungus infection. ...Read more

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How can I reduce dependency on hydrocortisone for rashes?

How can I reduce dependency on hydrocortisone for rashes?

Prolonged steroid us: Prolonged use of topical steroids is not good. Steroids do ge absorbed into the body thru the skin and depending on the potency of hte hydorcortisone, it may cause systemic side effects. ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone cure allergic rashes or just treat the symptoms?

Does hydrocortisone cure allergic rashes or just treat the symptoms?

Hydrocortisone cure?: While topical steroids are helpful in reducing inflammation and symptoms like itching in allergic skin disorders such as atopic and contact dermatitis, the rash will recur if the conditions remain that caused the rash. For example, if you have nickel sensitivity and developed a rash from jewelry, the rash may resolve with steroids, but will recur with further nickel contact. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Be careful: On the thin skin of the face, steroid creams can cause atrophy, dilated blood vessels, and increased hair growth as well as perioral dermatitis and steroid acne... Talk to your dermatologist before applying it there yourself so u know your treatment goals. ...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


Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more