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Doctor insights on: Stopping Hydrocortisone

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Is there always a rebound affect after stopping hydrocortisone?

Is there always a rebound affect after stopping hydrocortisone?

Depends on how long: The issue of corticosteroid "reboun" is an issue of how high the dose and for how long. A short coruse of Hydrocortisone should not have any problems.Long term therapy should be tappered to prevent any adverse reactions.Check with your physician before doing anything. ...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


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Why does my rash return after stopping hydrocortisone?

Why does my rash return after stopping hydrocortisone?

What type of rash?: That depends on the type and nature of your rash. Most rashes are treated, but not cured by hydrocortisone. If your rash returns, it should be evaluated by a medical specialist like an allergist or dermatologist. Once the rash is identified, more appropriate treatments can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Does stopping hydrocortisone cause flare up of eczema? My daughter is on it for a while now, the ointment doesn't seem to work.Are there any otcointment

Does stopping hydrocortisone cause flare up of eczema? My daughter is on it for a while now, the ointment doesn't seem to work.Are there any otcointment

No: Stopping the steroid does not cause flairs, but using it suppresses symptoms. Sun exposure will help and a good moisturizer with colloidal oatmeal can also improve things. You also should avoid antibacterial soap. ...Read more

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Son has eczema around mouth. Once stopping hydrocortisone eczema comes back, even with good moisturiser. Anything to replace hydrocortisone please?

Son has eczema around mouth. Once stopping hydrocortisone eczema comes back, even with good moisturiser. Anything to replace hydrocortisone please?

Eczema: Explore possible allergens. Use hydrating lotions such as nutraderm, eucerin or cetaphil twice daily. There are treatment methods that should be reviewed with a dermatologist. I agree, I would try to keep steroids off his face. All the best. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my red rough cheeks to heal after stopping using a retinol and applying hydrocortisone? (stopped retinol lotion two days ago)

How long will it take for my red rough cheeks to heal after stopping using a retinol and applying hydrocortisone? (stopped retinol lotion two days ago)

Couple of days: Next time, use a very diluted Retinol (add moisturizer and let your skin dry completely before applying. Any moisturizer with Shea butter would feel good and not aggravate this. Steroids should not really be applied to the face unless the reaction is very severe. ...Read more

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My 4 month son having eczema gp prescribed fatty cream and hydrocortisone cream till when i used hydrocortisone it healed after stopping flair up agai?

My 4 month son having eczema gp prescribed fatty cream and hydrocortisone cream till when i used hydrocortisone it healed after stopping flair up agai?

Pretty common.: Fatty (moisturizing) cream must be applied often, and also you may need to change the baby's feeding if he is on formula, to hypoallergenic formula, or if breast fed, adjust your own diet. ...Read more

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Why does my skin turn red once i stop usng hydrocortisone?

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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How long does it take to get over effects of hydrocortisone after pituitary surgery. I have been taking it for 6 weeks. Now I am told i can stop it.

Hydrocortisone: It can take several weeks to months to get pass the side effects - you need to be tapered off the medication slowly over several days to weeks. ...Read more

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Just switched from hydrocortisone to dextramethasone to treat addison's i feel better but can't stop urinating?

Just switched from hydrocortisone to dextramethasone to treat addison's i feel better but can't stop urinating?

Don't Wait: Call your doctor or the doctor who prescribed this for you immediately just to make sure everything is correct about the dose and the side effects. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency and am on Hydrocortisone. My bodies Cortisone has been depleted. will I ever be able to stop the Hyd?

I have been diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency and am on Hydrocortisone.  My bodies Cortisone has been depleted. will I ever be able to stop the Hyd?

Prob not: A temporary form of secondary adrenal insufficiency may occur when a person who has been taking a synthetic glucocorticoid hormone, called a corticosteroid, for a long time stops taking the medication. Corticosteroids are often prescribed to treat inflammatory illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and ulcerative colitis. In this case, the prescription doses often cause higher levels than those normally achieved by the glucocorticoid hormones created by the body. When a person takes corticosteroids for prolonged periods, the adrenal glands produce less of their natural hormones. Once the prescription doses of corticosteroid are stopped, the adrenal glands may be slow to restart their production of the body’s glucocorticoids. To give the adrenal glands time to regain function and prevent adrenal insufficiency, prescription corticosteroid doses should be reduced gradually over a period of weeks or even months. Even with gradual reduction, the adrenal glands might not begin to function normally for some time, so a person who has recently stopped taking prescription corticosteroids should be watched carefully for symptoms of secondary adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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