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Is hydrocortisone safe to use around my eyes and on my eyelids?
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Not without the monitoring of an ophthalmologist.

In brief: No
Not without the monitoring of an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Dr. Matthew Goren
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Dr. William Fagman
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
Hydrocortisone is a potent steriod that is available over the counter. It can be used around the eyelids for short periods of time but care must be taken not to get any in the eye.
If used to long it can cause thinning of the skin. If used for more than a few days and the problem does not resolve, you should consult an ophthalmologist or dermatologist.

In brief: Sometimes
Hydrocortisone is a potent steriod that is available over the counter. It can be used around the eyelids for short periods of time but care must be taken not to get any in the eye.
If used to long it can cause thinning of the skin. If used for more than a few days and the problem does not resolve, you should consult an ophthalmologist or dermatologist.
Dr. William Fagman
Dr. William Fagman
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