What is Westcort?

Cortisol is a steroid hormone, in the glucocorticoid class of hormones, and is produced in humans by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex within the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress and low blood glucose.

It functions to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis, to suppress the immune system, and to aid in the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrate. It also decreases bone formation.

Hydrocortisone (INN, USAN, BAN) is a name for cortisol when it is used as a medication. Hydrocortisone is used to treat people who lack adequate naturally generated cortisol. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines needed in a basic health system.

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I have a 6 weeks old baby and I first noticed rashes on his skin when he was about 4 weeks old. We went to the doctor and he said it was eczema ....

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Hello Sunnie,
Welcome to Healthcare magic forum.
Westcort cream containing hydrocortisone is used for reducing itching, redness, and swelling...

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I've had this pink patch of skin on my foreskin for 2 months. I noticed it after rough masturbation one night. Two weeks after i noticed it, my...

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I disagree with previous diagnosis; this looks like a wart to me

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Hello. Thank you for writing to us at...

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I woke up one morning and did not notice any XXXXXXX on my arm, half way through the day I noticed two red patches on my forearm. The bigger of the...

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I went through your history
The possibilities are
1. Insect bite allergy but in which case there may be mild itching and stinging

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