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Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Hydrocortisone creams and lotions contain a steroid medication that is used to treats variety of itchy rashes and inflammatory skin conditions.

Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations Dosage

  • For adults, you should apply hydrocortisone cream or lotion to the affected area 2 to 4 times a day.
  • For children, you should use limit to the least amount necessary, as directed by your doctor.

Uses of Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations

  • It is used to treats variety of itchy rashes and inflammatory skin conditions.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations

Before taken Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations. Side effects may include:

  • Acne-like skin eruptions
  • Urning
  • Dryness
  • Growth of excessive hair
  • Inflammation of the hair follicles
  • Peeling skin
  • Secondary infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations:

  • You should avoid covering a treated area with waterproof diapers or plastic pants. Because they can increase unwanted absorption of hydrocortisone.
  • If you are using Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations over large areas of skin for prolonged periods of time, then amount of the hormone absorbed into your bloodstream may lead to Cushing's syndrome such as moon-faced appearance, fattened neck and trunk on the skin.
  • If an irritation develops, then you should stop using Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations and contact your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

No interactions have been reported. But if you are taking Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations with certain other drugs, then theeffects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Hydrocortisone Skin Preparations with other drugs.
Overdose

Extensive or long-term use can cause Cushing's syndrome, glandular problems, higher than normal amounts of sugar in the blood, and high amounts of sugar in the urine if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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