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Hydro-cortizone, does cause problems with fungal infections.?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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In brief: HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone creams sometimes makes fungal infections worse.
If you are sure it's a fungal infection (how do you know?), then an otc cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole) or Monistat applied twice daily might help. Also no soaps; use gentle cleansers like cetaphil or neutrogena. If no better in a few days, see a dermatologist. Best luck!

In brief: HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone creams sometimes makes fungal infections worse.
If you are sure it's a fungal infection (how do you know?), then an otc cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole) or Monistat applied twice daily might help. Also no soaps; use gentle cleansers like cetaphil or neutrogena. If no better in a few days, see a dermatologist. Best luck!
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