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Is the hydrocortisone good for black spots?

Is the hydrocortisone good for black spots?

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

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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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Can you recommend a good natural treatment for eczema, don't want to use hydrocortisones?

Can you recommend a good natural treatment for eczema, don't want to use hydrocortisones?

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

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Is hydrocortisone good to treat an anal fissure? How long to use if it is?

Is hydrocortisone good to treat an anal fissure? How long to use if it is?

Anal fissure?: No. The best treatment for anal fissure is to give two heaping tablespoons full of proctologist three times a day. All seriousness aside you need to have a proctologist look at this problem. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Sorry!: Cortisone shots is not treatment of choice for psoriasis. You may benefit from certain topical creams. See a dermatologist. Discuss with a social worker to help and guide you to get affordable insurance. ...Read more

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Is elbow tendonitus treatable? Are cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections good?

Try braces, PT &-: NSAIDS & stretching & activity modification. If all fails a steroid injection may help. Not repeated tho as steroids also damage the tissue it is injected into. A double edged sword, great drug but also dangerous for tissue. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine product I can use if I have posin oak or ivy? Is hydrocortisone a good one?

What is the best medicine product I can use if I have posin oak or ivy? Is hydrocortisone a good one?

Hydrocort not bad.: Over the counter steroid creams such as Hydrocortisone are good for small and minor irritations. They should respond to a few days of twice a day topical application. Larger and more serious rashes might require something a bit more potent or even oral steroids. ...Read more

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Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) good for bed bug bites?

Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) good for bed bug bites?

Yes: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) contains Hydrocortisone which is used topically to treat minor insect bites, eczema and other minor skin conditions. Change your beddings and get an exterminator to get rid of the bed bugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would it be bad to good cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme after an oatmeal bath?

Sounds good.: Cortisone lotion/cream after oatmeal bath sounds good. There is no significant interference with these agents. ...Read more

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Hi, got cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection for my elbow tendonitus. How long be it takes full effect. Should it hurt first before feeling good?

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

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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?

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

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Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream good to use on dry chapped lips?

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

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Son has eczema around mouth. Once stopping hydrocortisone eczema comes back, even with good moisturiser. Anything to replace hydrocortisone please?

Son has eczema around mouth. Once stopping hydrocortisone eczema comes back, even with good moisturiser. Anything to replace hydrocortisone please?

Eczema: Explore possible allergens. Use hydrating lotions such as nutraderm, eucerin or cetaphil twice daily. There are treatment methods that should be reviewed with a dermatologist. I agree, I would try to keep steroids off his face. All the best. ...Read more

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Is locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) pommade a good choice for treating acne problems?

Is locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) pommade a good choice for treating acne problems?

No: Topical steroids to treat acne are a bad idea. They may seem to work initially, but they will often create a dependency that makes it very difficult to come off of them. Also, sometimes it can cause "steroid acne" which can be very tough to treat. I would not recommend this. ...Read more

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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 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

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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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