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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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Please describe the medication: hydrocortisone?

Please describe the medication: hydrocortisone?

Anti-inflammatory: 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 less potent than cortisone. ...Read more

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What could be the effects of using hydrocortisone on a boil?

What could be the effects of using hydrocortisone on a boil?

Reduce inflammation: over the counter hydrocortisone will perhaps reduce the redness and tenderness of a boil but it is no substitution for treatment. You cannot dismiss a staph infection. Most "boils" should be lanced under sterile technique. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

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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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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What are hydrocortisone cream side effects?

What are hydrocortisone cream side effects?

Side effects: A High potency steroid cream used for long periods of time can cause skin atrophy, hypopgimentaion of skin and hypothalamic-pituitary suppression ...Read more

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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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Should I use hydrocortisone around my eyes?

Use caution: There is a risk for developing cataracts when using steroid creams in or around the eyes. Also, they will cause thinning of the skin with prolonged use (skin around the eyes is very thin to begin with!). Hydrocortisone is a very mild steroid, and may sometimes be used, but often doctors will use other medications to prevent these effects. Talk with your doc before using any med around your eyes. ...Read more

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Can skin become addicted to hydrocortisone?

Can skin become addicted to hydrocortisone?

Not really: "addiction" to a topical medication would be very rare. It may be possible for you (not really your skin) to develop a tolerance to milder doses of hydrocortisone- which may require the use of a stronger topical steroid- but your health care professional would be able to evaluate that for you. Important to evaluate the cause of the skin irritation requiring topical Hydrocortisone treatment. ...Read more

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What does hydrocortisone valerate help with ?

What does hydrocortisone valerate help with ?

Hydrocortisone val: It is used for inflammatory conditions in the skin. There are many types of Hydrocortisone and all of them have varying strengths. Your doctor will choose the one deemed best to help your problem. ...Read more

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Can 15mg of hydrocortisone cause weight gain?

Can 15mg of hydrocortisone cause weight gain?

Yes: Side effects associated with oral steroids include but are not limited to: mood swings, irritation of the stomach, weight gain, gastrointestinal intolerance, and increased blood sugars (if diabetic). Weight gain with steroids is mainly water weight and will be lost once stopped, however steroids make you hungry so if you eat a lot of unhealthy food, that weight will be more difficult to loose. ...Read more

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Woman can take hydrocortisone during pregnancy?

Woman can take hydrocortisone during pregnancy?

Cream?: If it is a cream applied in moderation on a limited area of the skin yes. ...Read more

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Will hydrocortisone cream make flea bites go away?

Will hydrocortisone cream make flea bites go away?

May: It may hasten the recovery but not making it go away pronto. Nearly all flea bites go away eventually within a couple of weeks without treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use hydrocortisone on a keloid?

Safe: There is no contraindication to using Hydrocortisone but topically there is little benefit. Injected kenelog may help. Keloids are difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone 1.0% safe to use for vaginal itching?

Hydrocortisone 1.0% safe to use for vaginal itching?

See your doctor: 1 % Hydrocortisone is a relatively mild topical steroid. However, any steroid, if used often enough, can cause thinning to the skin. Because the vaginal skin is already very thin, i would not advise this. Plus, vaginal itching can be due to infection, which Hydrocortisone could potentially aggravate. ...Read more

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How do I taper off use of hydrocortisone for my eczema?

How do I taper off use of hydrocortisone for my eczema?

That Depends: I assume you are referring to topical hydrocortisone. If your eczema is well controlled, you do not need to taper off a topical, but when you do, the eczema may return. If so, see your doctor. If it is an oral steroid, tapering depends on how long you have been on them. I would recommend asking the prescribing physician for oral steroid tapering schedule. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would hydrocortisone cream %1 stunt my growth?

Steroids and growth: Steroids used internally, in either the inhaled or oral forms, can affect growth. The degree of growth suppression depends on how high the dose is and for how long it is used. Low potency steroids such as Hydrocortisone cream, when applied topically in the usual manner, are unlikely to have much effect on growth. ...Read more

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Can otc hydrocortisone cream be used by a 1 year old boy?

Yes: What is the problem. If it is eczema or other rash you need to find the cause. If it is a diaper rash that could be yeast cortisone alone may aggravate ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone cream carcinogenic with long term use??

No: However, overuse on the skin can lead to thinning of the layers of cells at the site and breakdown of the surface. Any med strong enough to do some good will have some potential side effects. ...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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Why does my skin turn red once i stop usng hydrocortisone?

Steroid Rosacea: Steroid induced rosacea can be caused by the prolonged used of a topical steroid on the face. Topical steroid comes in 7 different strengths (some countries use 4 categories). Class i is superpotent, and class vii is very weak. Usually, any categories of steroids can induce rosacea with prolonged use. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cortizone (hydrocortisone) overdose?

What is the treatment for cortizone (hydrocortisone) overdose?

Slowly back down: If a person has been using high dose or long term oral or injectable steroids (cortisone) then it is crucial to gradually taper the dose to prevent what is called adrenal insufficiency. It a very large dose of steroid causes the adrenal gland to stop producing steroid, the rapid withdrawal can lead to severe symptoms including death. Gradually taper steroids if had high dose or long term use. ...Read more

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Which is more "hypoallergenic" hydrocortisone cream or ointment?

Which is more "hypoallergenic" hydrocortisone cream or ointment?

It depends: Ointments often use a petrolatum base like vaseline and can enhance potency, provide more lubrication and occlusion. Creams are usually mixes of water suspended in oil.

Only about 3% are allergic to topical steroids. Check the inert ingredients listed on the product Propylene glycol, sorbitan sesquioleate,, isothiozolinones, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, frangrances can be allergenic. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone cream be applied to the anus to treat an itch?

Can hydrocortisone cream be applied to the anus to treat an itch?

Yes: however if your symptoms do not resolve after 2 wks, i would see your Dr to determine the cause. There are several causes: hemorrhoids, pinworms etc. Hydrocortisone may help the itch, but not treat the cause! ...Read more

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Can I use 1% hydrocortisone on my 4 month old daughters mild rash?

Can I use 1% hydrocortisone on my 4 month old daughters mild rash?

Have doc evaluate: This depends on the cause of the rash. Many rashes in babies are caused by yeast or fungi and Hydrocortisone will make such rashes much worse. If due to an allergy Hydrocortisone may help, but it is better to find and treat the cause. Hydrocortisone can cause serious side effects- see http://www.Skin-remedies.Com/hydrocortisone-cream.Html
i advise seeing a doc to evaluate the your baby's rash. ...Read more

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How does administration of hydrocortisone help after an acute asthma?

How does administration of hydrocortisone help after an acute asthma?

Reduced inflammation: Oral corticosteroids reduce airway inflammation which leads to improvements in symptoms and lung function. Hydrocortisone is typically not used for this due its short half life. Prednisone or Prednisolone are more commonly prescribed. ...Read more

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