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Is OTC hydrocortisone 0.5 safe to use on face for contact dermatitis? Or is just moisturizing with Cetaphil enough for it to get better?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Jack, It depends on what is wrong.
If it is just dry skin, Cetaphil will work great. If it is contact dermatitis, hydrocortisone 0.5% is safe and effective. Whichever approach you try, if it doesn't work, see your doctor. Hope this helps!

In brief: Depends

Jack, It depends on what is wrong.
If it is just dry skin, Cetaphil will work great. If it is contact dermatitis, hydrocortisone 0.5% is safe and effective. Whichever approach you try, if it doesn't work, see your doctor. Hope this helps!
Dr. Marvin Ott
Dr. Marvin Ott
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology

In brief: Yes it is safe, but

if rash isn't clearing in a week or two I would make appointment with dermatologist in case its not contact dermatitis or if you need stronger topicals

In brief: Yes it is safe, but

if rash isn't clearing in a week or two I would make appointment with dermatologist in case its not contact dermatitis or if you need stronger topicals
Dr. Glynis Ablon
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