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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Synacort (Overview)

Synacort is a low strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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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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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Synacort (Overview)

Synacort is a low strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Dermatologist prescribe for one week child 0.1%hydrocortisone cream , can we dilute this cream?

Dermatologist prescribe for one week child 0.1%hydrocortisone cream , can we dilute this cream?

Doubt the need: A fetus floats around in moisture more intense than the best skin creams.A newborn must acclimate their skin to the dry air around them and our efforts to clean them.By 1 week the effects of pregnancy hormones often begin to produce transient baby acne that self heals with no treatment by the 3rd month. I doubt you need to do anything other than nurture the child & keep it clean. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone 1 cause thinning of thebskin on a 7w girl? Dr. prescribed cream for flare ups and used for 11 days, stopped, and now skin is worse.

Can hydrocortisone 1 cause thinning of thebskin on a 7w girl? Dr. prescribed cream for flare ups and used for 11 days, stopped, and now skin is worse.

Dry Skin: Have your doctor write for Elidel (pimecrolimus) Cream which is anti -inflammatory but not a steroid. Since Elidel (pimecrolimus) Cream is not a steroid, it can be used every day. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone used for?

What is hydrocortisone used for?

Inflammation: Hydrocortisone can be used topically for itching, rash, etc. It can also be used by injection to treat systemic inflammation like in cases of auto immune diseases. Derivatives of Hydrocortisone like Prednisone can be used orally to treat conditions from asthma & COPD to systemic inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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People keep telling me to get hydrocortisone. Will this work on my face's whitish patches?

People keep telling me to get hydrocortisone. Will this work on my face's whitish patches?

Vitiligo: If you whitish patches are a sign of vitiligo, Hydrocortisone will not work. There are other causes of white spots on the face. Consult a dermatologist to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is better for scratches: hydrocortisone or antibiotics? Which is safer?

What is better for scratches: hydrocortisone or antibiotics? Which is safer?

Scratch treatment: Most scratches don't require medication. If there is bleeding, your body will make a scab that will close the wound. It depends on what scratched you. Cat scratches, can be infectious. If your scratched area develops an infection, you need to have it checked. But if you must pick one or the other, pick antibiotic for most scratches. Unless it was poison ivy, then you have a 96% chance of allergy. ...Read more

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How long can I safely use OTC hydrocortisone on my face?

How long can I safely use OTC hydrocortisone on my face?

Yes.: You may use otc Hydrocortisone on the face for a short period of time such as 1 - 2 weeks. Avoid the eyes. ...Read more

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Can using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone cream everyday one time per day be dangerous?

Can using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone cream everyday one time per day be dangerous?

Not really.: Chronic use of any tolical asteroids can thin skin and increase capilerization. This takes a while with non-fluorinated steroids, but is much more common with the fluorinated version. What rheumatology problem or dermatology problem are you treating? See your pcp or specialist to find out if is a better way! ...Read more

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So my doctor perscribed me hydrocortisone acetate, is acne a side effect?

So my doctor perscribed me hydrocortisone acetate, is acne a side effect?

Maybe: Lpts of people who take cortisne or other similar products usually by mouth at higher doses can get acne as a side effect. It is not very common to get acne from the low concentration topicals prescribed. ...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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Can I use hydrocortisone rectal suppositories for piles while taking gabapentin, or are there any drug interactions?

Should be fine: The topical nature of the suppositories should keep your blood levels of steroid to a bare minimum if any gets absorbed. No interaction to be concerned about. ...Read more

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How many days is consider long term use of hydrocortisone 1% on baby 4month.Doctor say apply affected area 2 a day.He has eczema.Keep coming back?

How many days is consider long term use of hydrocortisone 1% on baby 4month.Doctor say apply affected area 2 a day.He has eczema.Keep coming back?

See allergist: Hydrocortisone applied on large portion of the body on a regular basis will likely cause systemic side effects given that the basic problem of eczema is an impairment in skin barrier function. You should consult an allergist to manage the eczema since the problem is unlikely to improve at least for a few years. In the meanwhile, be sure to apply moisturizer on the skin within 3 mins after bathing. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone used for?

Inflammation: Hydrocortisone can be used topically for itching, rash, etc. It can also be used by injection to treat systemic inflammation like in cases of auto immune diseases. Derivatives of Hydrocortisone like Prednisone can be used orally to treat conditions from asthma & COPD to systemic inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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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

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