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Can I use maximum strength hydrocortison anti-itch cream 1% for vagina itching?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: You can, but...

...Whether it works will depend on the cause.
If it's due to a yeast infection, for example, the effect will be temporary at best. Still, it won't hurt to try, and if it doesn't work, see your doctor and find out the cause. And by the way, "maximum strength" is a marketing slogan; 1% hc cream is actually not very strong at all - it's just the maximum you can buy without a prescription.

In brief: You can, but...

...Whether it works will depend on the cause.
If it's due to a yeast infection, for example, the effect will be temporary at best. Still, it won't hurt to try, and if it doesn't work, see your doctor and find out the cause. And by the way, "maximum strength" is a marketing slogan; 1% hc cream is actually not very strong at all - it's just the maximum you can buy without a prescription.
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