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Is Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream smart to use on an allergic rash?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology

In brief: Depends on cause

Knowing the cause of rash is helpful in determining if the Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) will help.
Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids are good for non-infectious inflammatory disorders of the skin like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic contact dermatitis. However, fungal and bacterial skin infections will do worse with topical steroids. See a doctor if it does not improve.

In brief: Depends on cause

Knowing the cause of rash is helpful in determining if the Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) will help.
Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) and other topical steroids are good for non-infectious inflammatory disorders of the skin like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic contact dermatitis. However, fungal and bacterial skin infections will do worse with topical steroids. See a doctor if it does not improve.
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