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Why Is It That A Person Should Take Hydrocortisone Tablets With Food Or Meals
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
Dr has me on low dose hydrocortisone and suggested I check blood sugars after a month on pills. Today almost3 hrs after meal it was 81 is that normal?
Normal blood sugar: A fasting blood glucose of approximately 60-100, maybe up to 110 in some laboratories, is considered normal. After you eat, the level goes up above 100, and then it comes back down afterward . Most of the time, the level should stay in the range where yours is . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1yr old twins . have blotchy rash. Same soap/lotion since birth. Can they now be allergic now? No food changes. Using hydrocortisone cream
I was using nair and some of it got on my inner labia and now its a little swollen. Do I use hydrocortisone/creams/ aloe vera gel etc. if its close to vaginal opening? If so what? And are there foods that reduce swelling when eaten?
Should resolve: Most likely it will resolve on its own without any treatment. Food is not going to help it. If the area looks infected or like there is a chemical burn have an Obgyn examine the area. ...Read more
Should an increase in petechiae be looked into when on hydrocortisone (cortef) tablets? Have had some for years but they are increasing in numbers.
Absolutely: I am going to assume that your health is stable and that you are not thrombocytopenic. If you actually have petechiae, they always deserve to be worked up; you want to know whether you have a capillary fragility syndrome. In the US, we have food faddists who give themselves scurvy; I trust Australians are more sensible. Cortef (hydrocortisone) makes capillaries more fragile. I'd get specialist consultation. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Buying medicines online from unknown anonymous vendors is a dangerous practice. Obtaining and using prescription medications without a prescription is dangerous and probably illegal in most states. If one is attempting this purchase over the internet this may violate federal laws. ...Read more
Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?
Day or so: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream like all corticosteroids to become effective needs to be transported into the cytoplasm of the cell where it binds the steroid receptor. This is transported into nucleus and binds to another receptor. This affects mrna which then makes specific proteins. These proteins affect inflammatory mediators that leads to symptom improvement. This process takes 6-8 hours. ...Read more
See details: No more than 1-2 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
You can not self medicate.You must be under care of
doctor for Addison's disease.
I do not know your medications.
You can send in a question with all details. ...Read more
I got hydrocortisone 1% cuz my pharmacy didn't have 2% i'm adviced to take 2% to my external pile bleeding.The difference?Ok to use it? How often?
It is ok: Yes it is ok to use 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If there is lot of pain use household honey (or medihoney$20) apply frequently until pain gone. The other option use calamine with vick's cream the combination or a product called calmoseptine $8.00 which will help relieve pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I still haven't noticed a difference in my rash after hydrocortisone cream? How long does it take to work?
Skin rash: There are a number of reasons why the Hydrocortisone cream does not work: you have not used it long enough, the Hydrocortisone is not strong enough and you need a prescription cortisone cream, the rash does not respond to cortisone and is a fungal rash and you need an anti fungal cream. I recommend you see your local dermatologist for help with your rash. ...Read more
I have an acth deficiency and take hydrocortisone daily.. I am starting to lift weights. Should I increase the dose when I add weight or reps.?
I forgot to take my 10 mg tab of hydrocortisone tonight. Later in the eve was exhausted is that normal ? Was the 20 mg i took in the am used up?
Adrenal insufficienc: If you were taking steroidsfor a long period of time it could cause fatigue when you miss a dose. ...Read more
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