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Can using too much cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 cream OTC cause similar side effects as using systematic steroids... Excessive hunger, urination & weight gain?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Unlikely

It is very unlikely that one could absorb enough cortisone with over-the-counter cortisone creams to cause any significant systemic effects.
However this can occur with much more potent prescription steroid creams.

In brief: Unlikely

It is very unlikely that one could absorb enough cortisone with over-the-counter cortisone creams to cause any significant systemic effects.
However this can occur with much more potent prescription steroid creams.
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