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What are hydrocortisone cream side effects?

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Dr. Laura Garabedian
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
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In brief: Side effects

A High potency steroid cream used for long periods of time can cause skin atrophy, hypopgimentaion of skin and hypothalamic-pituitary suppression

In brief: Side effects

A High potency steroid cream used for long periods of time can cause skin atrophy, hypopgimentaion of skin and hypothalamic-pituitary suppression
Dr. Laura Garabedian
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology
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In brief: In theory, thin skin

I've never seen otc Hydrocortisone cause thinning though.
You have to use it several times a day for very long periods of time, probably months or years for this to happen.

In brief: In theory, thin skin

I've never seen otc Hydrocortisone cause thinning though.
You have to use it several times a day for very long periods of time, probably months or years for this to happen.
Dr. Arlo Miller
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