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Hydrocortisone Cream is a smooth white cream that should only be applied to the skin. It contains hydrocortisone, which belongs to the corticosteroid class of medications.
Hydrocortisone Cream is used to relieve inflammation in a range of inflammatory skin disorders, including:
- mild to moderate eczema
- irritant or allergen-induced dermatitis
- insect bite reactions
When using hydrocortisone on your skin, follow the instructions from your pharmacist, doctor or the leaflet that comes with your treatment.
Hydrocortisone is available as a cream, ointment and lotion.
Hydrocortisone cream and ointment
Creams are better for skin that is moist and weepy. Ointments are thicker and greasier, and are better for dry or flaky areas of skin.
Most people need to use hydrocortisone cream or ointment once or twice a day. If you use it twice a day, try to leave a gap of 8 to 12 hours before putting on any more.
The manufacturer of the product supplied may vary. Please read the patient information leaflet that is provided with the product
How to apply hydrocortisone cream to the skin
- Wash and dry your hands before squeezing out the appropriate amount.
- Apply the cream in a thin layer on the inflamed skin.
- Smooth it gently into your skin in the direction of hair growth until it vanishes.
- Apply the cream to all affected skin, not just the worst spots.
- Take care not to get the cream into any cuts or broken skin.
- After that, wash your hands (unless you are treating the skin on your hands).
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Hydrocortisone Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
You may notice the following:
- rash, itchy skin, swelling of the lips, eyes, tongue, or difficulty in breathing may be signs of an allergic reaction. Stop using Hydrocortisone Cream immediately.
- ‘stretch marks’ may appear, especially in skin folds such as the groin or armpits.
- Steroid withdrawal reaction: If used continuously for prolonged periods a withdrawal reaction may occur on stopping treatment with some or all of the following features: redness of the skin which can extend beyond the initial area treated, a burning or stinging sensation, intense itching, peeling of the skin, oozing open sores.