Hydrocortisone

What is Hydrocortisone?

It is a short acting corticosteroid similar to cortisol secreted by adrenal cortex. It is available with name Efcorline. It can be used to treat people who lack adequate stores of endogenous cortisol.

Questions and answers on "Hydrocortisone"

I am an esthetician and have a client who has been using a topical hydrocortisone twice daily for may months. I advised her of the negative side effects of the continued use of hydrocortisone and she discontinued. She now has many papules and a few pustules around her mouth and along her jawline. Seems like perioral dermatitis except that there is no redness or flaking and aside form the breakout, the rest of her skin is healthy. The papules unfortunatley are starting to look slightly cystic and are uncomfortable for her. She has started using the hydrocortisone again to calm down the breakout. How can I safely wean her off the hydrocortisone ad alleviate the breakouts? I can tell her skin is thinning as she peeled slightly after a very mild enzymatic exfoliation.

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hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
Firstly it has to be seen whether she has developed acne lesions over area of application or it is steroid induced perioral dermatitis.
As lesions are more of pustular and cystic type, start the patient on doxycycline and give her benzoyl peroxide and adapalene for...

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I have an area of dry flaky skin under one eye which is slightly red and itchy as well as a blistering of the skin under the eye area, I was prescribed I think it is call fusidic acid eye cream but any hydrocortisone based cream seems to strong as I have very sensitive skin . Am using either sudocreme or vaseline at the moment. Thank you.

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Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
From the description it seems you are having eczema or some irritant reaction. To treat the same application of fusidic acid cream alone would not help. You need to apply a steroidal cream. If hydrocortisone seems to be stronger, you may try desonide or clobetasone...

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Will hydrocortisone cream make pearly penile papules disappear over time? If not then what will? I love this app you guys help out alot!

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Brief Answer:
better to leave it as it is

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Peraly penile papules are normal.
You don't need to remove them.
Hydrocortisone won't be helpful.
1% glycolic acid cream might be if some help but can cause burning sensation.
I would suggest you to leave it as...

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What is causing my Lips and around the lips to peel and parts of lips are split. I can send photos? Has been in the last week. . Every other day used hydrocortisone and clotrimazole. For dryness applied XXXXXXX butter or coconut oil.

How can I heal?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Skin seems too dry and irritated

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.

I have reviewed the images.

In the image it seems like the area is very dry and irritated i.e red and scaly.

I suggest you to continue with the moisturizer twice daily.

You may use just plain...

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Itchiness around the eyes and a small red rash under one eye. Can I use anti itch cream to relieve the itchiness and hydrocortisone for a few days?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Antiallergic treatment

Detailed Answer:
My dear,
Thanks for sending your query to us.
What you are having now is part of same problem you had previously.
Hydrocortisone which you have already used can be used again.
You can also add oral antiallergic tablets once a day.This will...

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how can I clear this up? got it after sweating and getting boots wet. only itches on my ankles. have tried antifungal cream.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Try hydrocortisone cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for the query and pictures. There is little scaling and red patches multiple in number.
it looks to be dermatitis from contact with boots.
You got to try antifungals along with Hydrocortisone cream. Hydrocortisone 1% is available...

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Can I use Hydrocortisone 1% locoid on my penis since I have a little redness which is eczema Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be applied if it is eczema.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend.
Hi , I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.

If Eczema is confirmed, then you may apply Hydrocortisone locally, if on glans once a day and if on shaft twice a day, maximum...

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I went to the dr. 3 days ago and was prescribed hydrocortison 2.5 to put on my penis, my question is this safe. I already have thin skin from using something similar a year ago...this cream seems to strong, I have used it for 3 days and started feeling a burning sensation today

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hydrocortisone is safe

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
Hydrocortisone is the mildest steroid and is safe to use on the penile skin.
You might have used some high potency steroid in the past that has led to thinning of the skin.
I want to ask you what is the...

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Can cannabis oil interact with drugs used after pituitary tumour removal i.e. Hydrocortisone, Thyroxine and Coveram for high blood pressure?

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Brief Answer:
No drug-drug interaction

Detailed Answer:
To the best of my knowledge, there is no published medical literature that suggests an adverse reaction between cannabis oil and medications such as hydrocortisone, thyroxine and coveram....

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Hi my name is Dessy and I d like to ask you about my daughter condition, she s 6 months old baby ; has a persistance exzema on her face; its start 2 days after the second DPT+HIB+OPV vaccine. it s already 45 days per now. Do you have a tip how to eradicate the redness/ inflammation on her face. I already give her hydrocortisone 1% + physiogel cream for the last 14 days. (before that, her pediatrician give her advantan ointment + kamilosan cream). thanks before

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I m 23 male... I had anal pain for 2 weeks and when examined by surgeon he told it was type 2 haemerrhoid.. He advised me to use Hydrocortisone cream.. Used it for some days but after some days it starts to itch near the anus .. Not inside anus but skin near anus and in between buttocks .. It really itches at night ad hard to sleep..o discharge from anus in night I m sure... Is this some sort of allergy or fungal infection ... any treatment.. I used to have pinworms too but used albendazole and sure it is not causing any problem now...

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I have been prescribed Hydrocortisone Muco=Adhesive buccal tablets for Ulcers on my tongue.Ii have used one so far but on reading the leaflet it says do not use if you have an infection. I do not know if I have an infection or not. So this product may do more harm than good?

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I just came back from cuba and have a rash on my legs. It started out as small little (looked like a mosquito bite) and got bigger and redder and my ankles are swollen. Went to a walk in clinic and was given an allergy medication and hydrocortisone 1%. Should I be concerned?

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Hi. I am a bit concerned about the dose of lorazepam that i take. 1mg split in 0.5 morning and evening. It's been 1 month since i started this treatment, along with 10 mg of Cipralex . My psychiatrist said to stay another month on lorazepam due to...

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I have swollen gums , ulcers on my tongue, and my lower lip has several canker sores. I have been taking metronidazole for the last 3 days. Is this a side effect of the medicine or something else?

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i was in renal and liver failure due large vol blood loss surgery 8 days before rec 2 abc transfusion all organs compromised and prescribed hydrocortisone 10 egg day but i have a 50-50 shot to survive this med is effect kidneys and liver red blood...

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