Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion, does it work for big bites?

It should. Arthropod (bug) bites respond over time to topical steroids. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a brand of one such type of topical steroid. Usually twice a day for a week or less is enough. Be sure to see a doc if redness, pain, swelling worsen rather than improve.

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Does Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream help with pain?

Helps inflammation. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids will help with inflammation in the skin. They are not analgesics (pain relievers). However, when the inflammation is alleviated, the pain will also improve. Read more...

Do you recommend Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream for eczema?

Yes. Well, no. I recommend Hydrocortisone 0.5 to 1% creams purchased otc but i tell folks to choose generic brands for cost. This is the weakest strength of any steroid cream. There are clearly times when it will not be sufficiently potent to treat a flare of eczema. On the other other hand i would not recommend stronger corticosteroids for the face. Read more...
Expensive. Generic triamcinolone comes in a 1# jar for 1 copay. You can buy an 80 gram tube with $10 and a prescription. You can then use a lubricating cream, especially after a bath or shower. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) allergy?

Locoid. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a topical corticosteroid. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. An allergic inflammation of skin or contact dermatitis is possible. Read more...

Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream smart to use on an allergic rash?

Depends on cause. Knowing the cause of rash is helpful in determining if the Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) will help. Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids are good for non-infectious inflammatory disorders of the skin like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic contact dermatitis. However, fungal and bacterial skin infections will do worse with topical steroids. See a doctor if it does not improve. Read more...

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...