What's hydrocortisone butyrate used for?

Reduce inflammation. Hydro-cortisone is used very commonly as an anti-inflammatory medication in status asthmaticus , a condition of prolonged acute attack of wheezing in patients whit asthma. It is also used to reduce inflammation inside joint spaces etc as an anti-inflammatory and immuno-supressive agent. Other rare uses include treatment of septic shock and in thyroid storm.

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What is hydrocortisone butyrate for?

Corticosteroid. It is a medium-strength corticosteroid cream, ointment, and lotion, used to treat medium-strength inflammatory rashes. Read more...

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...

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. 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...