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Side Effects Of Hydrocortisone Skin Ointment
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
Not unless allergic: Other than relieving an itch, calamine lotion should not have any effect on the skin. It would be very unusual to be allergic to calamine lotion but it is theoretically possible, so if your skin seems more irritated, red, itchy or uncomfortable after using calamine lotion, stop using it and avoid it in the future. More likely would be effects from whatever rash you were using the calamine to treat. ...Read more
2nd strongest: Mometasone is in 2nd strongest class out of 7 levels of topical steroids. Use sparingly and for shortest time possible. Can cause thinning of your skin, sometimes redness and irritation [sensitized skin]. Kids may absorb more so be very careful if used chronically [can effect their whole body]/. ...Read more
Let me try to help: Burning, itching, or stinging may occur when you apply this medication, but usually only lasts a short time. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, allergies, and rash. Mometasone decreases swelling (inflammation), itching, and redness. ...Read more
Do not scrub it: See a plastic dermatologist or plastics specialist, and never use it again on or near face. See prior answers about this topic. A caution and comment about the fact that you mentioned an ointment. How potent a topical steroid is has an enormous amount to do with if it's in cream form (milder) or ointment form (much more potent); if use occlusive dressing over it, then ten times more potent. ...Read more
Steroid Creams: Side effects of steroid creams include: skin thinning (atrophy) and stretch marks (striae). Easy bruising and tearing of the skin. Perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth). Enlarged blood vessels (telangiectasia). Susceptibility to skin infections. Disguising infection e.g. Tinea incognito. Allergy to the steroid cream. ...Read more
Overuse of...: ...Cortisone creams can cause thinning of the skin, which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks. Fine blood vessels may swell and become prominent under the skin surface. In rare cases enough cortisone might be absorbed internally to cause growth suppression or adrenal gland suppression. That's why dermatologists use only the mildest steroid creams on babies, and monitor them closely. ...Read more
Lots of itching, burning & redness in perineum for several months. Ideas? Use moisturizer, triamcinolone. Clobetasol works. Skin is very sensitive.
How long does it take for high strength topical steroid creams on the face to cause side effects especially skin thinning ?
Various: The most common side effect of benzoyl peroxide is dryness. The dryness is usually mild, and may be countered with application of an oil-free moisturizer. Some patients may experience irritation when using benzoyl peroxide. If you experience mild irritation, try decreasing the frequency of applixation. If irritation is severe or persists, discontinue use of benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
Would could be the side effects of calamine lotion and halcinonide solutions (when mixed together) and apply on the skin?
Can I use bactroban/mupirocin nasal ointment on SKIN wounds? Are the ingridients of the skin cream and nasal ointment the same?
Don't see any harm: Don't see any harm in trying to use the same cream...as long as wound is small and without any complications ...Read more
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