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Tried Hydrocortisone Ears Itches
Otic Itch: Itchy ears is a conundrum that many people face. If you have simply used over the counter Hydrocortisone cream then you might need a stronger cream or ointment for the ears. There is also a product called derm otic (expensive) that might help if eczema is also an issue with the ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Best not use Q-tips: Hydrocortisone is a medication with adverse consequences if not used appropriately. Most people have ear itching from chronic q-tip use, effectively stripping the ear canal of lubricating properties of ear wax. I recommend olive oil or mineral oil to my patients and tell them to stop using q-tips. See your doctor or ENT for exam and recommendations. ...Read more
I have a rash on my ankle that is red and a little raised. It itches really bad, and I have tried hydrocortisone and lotrimin ultra. Its not working. ?
Rash: This must be seen and examined to be accurately diagnosed and this cannot be done over the internet. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?
Hard to say: The most delicate skin on the buttocks would be the area around the anus. Hydrocortisone would need to be used carefully there. However, some causes of itching in that area would not respond to hydrocortisone. Pin worms for one, yeast or fungal infection for another, and a bacterial infection also wouldn't do well with hydrocortisone. ...Read more
I had my son 2 months ago n still have this extremely uncomfortable itches all over .I have used sibicort n hydrocortisone creams and there is no change?
Just moisturizers?: The itch after pregnancy and delivery is in all likelihood not due to an allergy, and are very likely the result of stretching of the skin and the nerves that follows pregnancy. Moisturizing creams such as cerave, which is available over-the-counter has helped non-specific itching. ...Read more
Any idea what this rash is? It itches like crazy. Claritin and hydrocortisone have no effect. Photo http://imgur.com/fGON8eD
I have a very small bump, only one, on the arch of my foot that itches like crazy. Its white and never changes. Hydrocortisone cream not helping.
I've been developing a skin colored rash on the outer edges of my hands every evening. It itches, so I've been using hydrocortisone cream. No redness.
Use hubby' dandruff shampoo Wed/Thurs. End of bottle marbled color like old. Thurs aft itch & RED where ear touches scalp & into hair. Walk In rx'd hydrocortisone 2.5%. Itch gone still pink. Allergy?
Severe itching from sand fleas. Have tried alcohol hydrocortisone cream and baking soda and water paste nothing is helping.
See doctor: YOu may need a more potent topical or even a short course of oral steroid. ...Read more
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