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Is hydrocortisone safe to use frequently to treat psoriasis?

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Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018
Question: I have psoriasis and the only thing that seems to really calm the bruises is hydrocortisone or lotions with cortisone. Is it ok to use it frequently ?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:

Hydrocortisone cream/lotion can be used frequently

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Yes hydrocortisone cream or lotion can be used frequently in psoriasis as it is a very mild steroid and won’t have much side effects even if used frequently.

I would recommend you to use a moisturising lotion containing white soft paraffin on the entire body 2-3 times in a day.
This will help you further in dealing with psoriasis.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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coconut oil has also been helping. what is your opinion on that. additionally some people recommend a treatment in Cuba bases on placenta gels ...
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (2 hours later)
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Coconut oil is very good for psoriasis

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Yes coconut oil is very good for psoriasis. You can continue with it.

I am sorry but I don’t have much experience with placenta gels.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

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Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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Brief Answer: Hydrocortisone cream/lotion can be used frequently Detailed Answer: Hi, Yes hydrocortisone cream or lotion can be used frequently in psoriasis as it is a very mild steroid and won’t have much side effects even if used frequently. I would recommend you to use a moisturising lotion containing white soft paraffin on the entire body 2-3 times in a day. This will help you further in dealing with psoriasis. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.