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Not as strong: Topicort is a topical steroid cream. It is what we consider, depending on the concentration, a moderate potency steroid cream. You could purchase a Hydrocortisone 1 % over the counter but it will not be as efficacious as your topicort. Find out if your dr has any samples available, or co-pay cards to reduce the price of the topicort. So yes, you can try the hydrocortisone, but it may not work. ...Read more
No but treating what: But you can discuss with your pharmacist about other over the counter products that are available in the corticosteroid family. You can discuss your options with your physician. It very much depends on what you are treating? Different rashes require different therapies. ...Read more
Yes OTC topical med: It depends what is being treated as itis used for a variety of topical rashes, your pharmacist can show what is availble otc, but the otc coticosteroids are not as potent (as strong) . Your dermatologist can suggest a variety of alternatives, some of which are non-prescription meds. ...Read more
If Topicort is applied to a rash, the rash doesn't burn or itch, and the rash goes away, could it be herpes?
How soon can I apply topicort after i apply xolegel? Or should I apply topicort before xolegel? I am to use both twice per day on hands and feet.
I was using Topicort steroid spray on my back and inhaled a lot of it in my room on accident. Is this toxic?
No: Why were you spraying yourself? I'll bet that no matter what's going on with your skin on your back, there's something better. ...Read more
What to do if I have a bad face rash, went to dermatologist but gave me topicort but when I stop it rash keeps returning?
Med not helping rash: If Topicort prescribed by your dermatologist is not keeping the rash away, you should go back to that doctor for follow up. Your doctor needs to see the rash when it is 'active' for best results. Also, make a note of new soaps, creams, foods, etc. you may be unknowingly exposing yourself to something that your doctor isn't aware of. ...Read more
Is intertrigo likely to appear between breasts, on cleavage , is topicort cream safe for treating that red, itching, spreading rash?What else it could be
Rash: You could try medicine for fungus infection. This could be candida, yeast infection. Trying the creams women use for yeast infections or athlete's foot creams may help until you can get to see the doctor for a real diagnosis. If you have a yeast infection on the skin, the topicort may even make it worse. Try to keep the areas cool and dry. ...Read more