FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: HYDROCORTISONE

User Comments:


Cortizone-10 (hydrocortisone) for Atopic Dermatitis: “I have been using Kirklands generic Hydrocortisone cream, which is basically equivalent, it is far cheaper to purchase this at Costcos, Its great for short term use, but not for long term for my atopic dermatitis, less effective if the rashes are leaking serous fluid/weeping – you need prescription strength medication. I used it on my face, because atopic dermatitis reguarly crops up on there. It clears it up in a few days of use, but your eczema/AD rashes will almost come back in a matter of days if your complacent on treatment. Also because cortisone it is not recommended on the face for long term treatment. I have noticed parts of my face have become softer than other parts of my skin, its a potential side effect if used long term, so be warned. Skin atrophy can happen with steroid weak as cortisone but requires months of use.”

icchy. January 27, 2018


Cortizone-10 (hydrocortisone) for Eczema: “This is my preventative cream. I put this on problem areas daily: under the boobs, under the fat folds, between the “cheeks”… to prevent chafing and/or yeast infections that are provoked by sweat in the crevices. It is also my go-to for eczema outbreaks because it will usually “nip it in the bud” if I am diligent about applying it. AND, if I use it on my legs after shaving them, it will help prevent a lot of the itching that occurs whenever my legs are touched in any way.May I just say, “I really hate eczema”.”

KristenHdz January 16, 2018


Anusol-HC Suppositories (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “Didn’t do anything for me. Tried to work its way out before it completely dissolved. On day 4 of the treatment, I could no longer deal with the increased burning, pain and itching that I experienced. Also had some change in my BMs while on these suppositories, with increased need to go, therefore increased wiping and increased irritation. Seemed to do the opposite of what is was supposed to do.”

Chauffeur Lady August 10, 2017


Hydrocortisone 1% In Absorbase (hydrocortisone) for Pruritus: “HI team I use it for phantom pain below knee and it stops all pain at night time and at day time”

Archie.B (taken for less than 1 month) April 28, 2017


For Anal Itching: “I am researching the PRESCRIPTION-strength suppository but I am having no luck on this site. I had the Rx but ran out. By the way, it is much better than the OTC variety. Also, I need it for itching or irritation, post-radiation therapy, not hemorrhoids, but there seems to be no category for that.”

Steve1964 March 6, 2017


For Hemorrhoids: “Works extremely well. Only needed 1 per day for very inflamed throbbing hemorrhoids. Cleaned area also used witch hazel, very easy to insert. Alternate with liquid vitamin E. When swelling subsided push hemorrhoid back into rectum.”

Hydrocures (taken for less than 1 month) October 13, 2016

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