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Can hydrocortisone cream hurt your unborn child, if you use it during pregnancy?
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Topical cream
Topical Hydrocortisone creams are usually used on the skin.
Only a small amount is absorbed and that can't harm the baby.

In brief: Topical cream
Topical Hydrocortisone creams are usually used on the skin.
Only a small amount is absorbed and that can't harm the baby.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
Simple topical use of mild steroid creams will cause problems with fetal development.
Ingestion of any medication would be a different matter as it enters the circulation. Any ingested med would have its own safety profile for a fetus.

In brief: Unlikely
Simple topical use of mild steroid creams will cause problems with fetal development.
Ingestion of any medication would be a different matter as it enters the circulation. Any ingested med would have its own safety profile for a fetus.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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