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I've tried hydrocortisone ointment for my ears, but my ears still itches. What can I do?

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 more

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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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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone in the ear for inner ear itching?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone in the ear for inner ear itching?

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

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They can't find a cause for my itching i was told its in my head, even if that is true i'm still itching! is it safe to use hydrocortisone all over?

They can't find a cause for my itching i was told its in my head, even if that is true i'm still itching! is it safe to use hydrocortisone all over?

Itch without rashes: It looks like you have chronic pruritis without a specific skin disease. Make sure you see a doctor and that you don't have chronic liver/kidney/thyroid diseases and other etiologies that may cause itch like hiv, tumors, lymphomas, polycythemia... Topical steroid only helps if you have skin rashes due to inflammation. Moisturizer, capsaicin and otc allergy meds may help. Treatments may vary. ...Read more

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Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?

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

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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?

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

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A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches. Hydrocortisone cream helps. Bump lasts a couple of wks. It returns in same spot?

A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches.  Hydrocortisone cream helps.  Bump lasts a couple of wks.  It returns in same spot?

Contact allergy: This suggest that the area is still exposed to a contact allergen such as the metal in the watch band or bracelet. The only treatment is avoidance. Another possibility is what we called nummular eczema which may be treated with a cortisone shot injected into the site. See dermatologist to find out. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See details: These questions are impossible to answer without being able to visualize the rash. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a skin colored rash on my neck, behind my ears and on my face. It does not itch. I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hydrocortisone cream. Neither helped?

I have a skin colored rash on my neck, behind my ears and on my face. It does not itch. I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hydrocortisone cream. Neither helped?

See a Dermatologist: It is really impossible to say what this rash may be without a more detailed history and exam. I suggest you make an appointment with a Dermatologist to have this evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to spray your whole body with hydrocortisone for all over body itching?

Pruritus: The sensation of pruritus may become so severe that it may feel as if you need to constantly scratch to seek relief. There are dozens of conditions that can cause pruritus: medications, anemia, thyroid disease, liver disease, kidney disease, allergies, eczema, infections and infestation. Before you try treatment find the cause of your pruritus. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 21, male. The shaft of my penis had been itching about a week. I've applied hydrocortisone and it's helped but i still get that sensation. ?

Hi. I'm 21, male. The shaft of my penis had been itching about a week. I've applied hydrocortisone and it's helped but i still get that sensation. ?

Itching on penis: Irritation from sex or masturbation are common causes of itching and irritation. If one is uncircumcised, moisture can irritate the skin and can lead to yeast infections. Hydrocortisone ointment works better than cream. www.drbadet.com. ...Read more

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How can I treat eczema? Ive been putting cortizone (hydrocortisone) for a while and the itching stops for a while, but it wont treat it right. What can I use?

How can I treat eczema? Ive been putting cortizone (hydrocortisone) for a while and the itching stops for a while, but it wont treat it right. What can I use?

See a dermatologist: The best advice is to see a dermatologist and have it treated. Over-the-counter treatments are usually unsuccessful. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone 1.0% safe to use for vaginal itching?

Hydrocortisone 1.0% safe to use for vaginal itching?

See your doctor: 1 % Hydrocortisone is a relatively mild topical steroid. However, any steroid, if used often enough, can cause thinning to the skin. Because the vaginal skin is already very thin, i would not advise this. Plus, vaginal itching can be due to infection, which Hydrocortisone could potentially aggravate. ...Read more

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Other than calamine or cortizone (hydrocortisone) what can be used for itching?

Other than calamine or cortizone (hydrocortisone) what can be used for itching?

Sarna: Over-the-counter anti-itch creams are everywhere and some are better than others. Sarna is topical pramoxine and can be quite helpful in alleviating itch. If the otc products don't help much, then prescription topical medications and oral medications can be very helpful to alleviate the itch. See your doctor if the otc products are not helping. ...Read more

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I have had some intense itching for the past week. No odor or discharge. I've used vagisil and hydrocortisone 2%. With no results. What else can I try?

I have had some intense itching for the past week. No odor or discharge. I've used vagisil and hydrocortisone 2%. With no results. What else can I try?

See GYN: You may be allergic to something put in your vaginal area (lubricant, latex condom, semen etc) or are having an infection (yeast) . If you can't pinpoint the problem , you will need to consult your GYN. ...Read more

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