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What Is Hydrocortisone Good For
Unlikely: Hydrocortisone creams and ointments is a type of steroid that is effective for treating inflammation of the skin related to eczema and other types of skin rashes due to allergy. Black spots on the skin should be evaluated by a dermatologist. There are some dangerous black skin lesions called melanoma which is a type of skin cancer. ...Read more
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
Eczema care: Get cerave or cristco shortening and long rolls of gauze. Lather up the ghoo on the skin and wrap it lightly overnight and do it nightly until the skin is well moisturized and then apply the moisturizer daily twice a day especially after a shower and don't use hot water when you shower. ...Read more
Plaque psoraisis, how do I get a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot if people make it impossible to afford? I'm not eligible for the good insurance that provides it.
What is the best medicine product I can use if I have posin oak or ivy? Is hydrocortisone a good one?
Hi, got cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection for my elbow tendonitus. How long be it takes full effect. Should it hurt first before feeling good?
Can take days-week: Steroid injections usually include lidocaine which initially numbs the area, making it feel better until it wears off. Site pain can then actually increase until steroid can take effect to reduce inflammation, which can take days to a week. I recommend icing area, using an elbow airpillow (like AIRCAST) and ibuprofen/naproxne with limited use of arm until symptoms improve. See Dr if no better. ...Read more
Disabled w/dysautonomia. Each time I use steroids for other reasons, my dys gets A LOT better. Would low dose daily cortef (hydrocortisone) be a good idea for me?
Discuss with your MD: It mah be helpful. We do not know the details of your case. Often Fludrcorisone is used to help body retain salt and fluids Discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for it. ...Read more
Not the best option: Low potency topical steroids like Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream can help with the inflammation around the lips when they are chapped. They should be used for a short period of time (a couple days) then transition to a non-steroid option like vaseline petrolatum ointment or aquphor for long term control. Chronic use of steroids on the lips can lead to permanent side effects. ...Read more
Son has eczema around mouth. Once stopping hydrocortisone eczema comes back, even with good moisturiser. Anything to replace hydrocortisone please?
I am having itchy mons pubis. Should I use hydrocortisone cream? Is it good or it had side effects? Does it need prescription?
Try it: OTC. No prescription needed. Not dangerous. If no improvement after a week, see a Dr. Various possible causes for this itch. ...Read more
I broke my little toe and have been told I need to have the knuckle removed. How long do I need to be off from work? I has a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot, did no good. The bone is crushed no a clean break.
I: I would say it depends on what kind of work you do, and the extent of the original injury. Not knowing either of these, let me say this: removing the head of a phalanx (one of the small bones in the toe) is no big deal. The surgery takes less than 10 minutes, and you have about 5 sutures in your toe. It's usually done under local anesthesia, but an anesthesiologist can give you IV sedation if you're nervous (not that lying naked on an operating table surrounded by masked people with sharp objects is anything to be nervous about). Since there is no bone-to-bone healing that's necessary with this procedure, you can probably start walking right away, but to a minimum. You'll probably be wearing one of those fancy post-op shoes from paris for about 2 weeks, and for 10-14 days, you'll need to keep the dressing dry. After 10-14 days, the sutures come out, and the dressing is tiny, perhaps even just a band aid, and then you can wear a sneaker. You'll be able to get back into your stilettos in 6-8 weeks. The swelling can last for months, however, but shouldn't cause you pain. So if you're an accountant, you can get back to work in 3-5 days. If you're a nurse or waiter, it might be as long as a month before you're running around. You mentioned there is no "clean break." this might complicate things, and your surgeon needs to make sure there are no small pieces of bone left in the wound. If, in the process of injuring your toe, the skin was also broken, this is considered an "open" fracture, and infection is always a big concern, including the possibility of a bone infection. So such a complication will keep you off your feet even longer. Of course, there is nothing like asking your surgeon how long he or she advises you stay out of work. I'm a bit puzzled with the cortisone injection, though. I've never heard of injecting cortisone into a fracture site, especially one of a crush injury. Steroids delay and hinder bone healing, so I'm at a loss as to why this was done. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more
It helps.: It helps to relieve the itching caused by the hemarroids. ...Read more
Is using the hydrocortisone 1% cream for the heat rash a good idea? I used it for this heat rash on my right breast, but it's healing up well.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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