Hydrocortisone topical is a prescription medication that is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and allergic reactions. It is a corticosteroid that works by reducing inflammation and swelling.
How to use Hydrocortisone topical:
Hydrocortisone topical is for external use only. It comes in the form of a cream, lotion, ointment, or gel. Apply a small amount of the medication to the affected area and rub it in gently. It is important to follow the dosing instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use more of the medication than recommended or for longer than prescribed.
Possible side effects of Hydrocortisone topical:
Hydrocortisone topical may cause some side effects, including:
• Burning, itching, or stinging at the application site
• Dryness or cracking of the skin
• Changes in skin color
• Thinning of the skin
These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. However, if they persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.
Precautions and warnings for Hydrocortisone topical:
Before using hydrocortisone topical, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, such as diabetes or tuberculosis. Hydrocortisone topical may interact with certain medications, so it is important to inform your doctor of all medications and supplements you are taking.
Hydrocortisone topical should not be used on open wounds or on skin that is infected or oozing. Do not apply the medication to the eyes, mouth, or genital area.
Hydrocortisone topical is a prescription medication and should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider. If you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, or a severe rash after using hydrocortisone topical, seek emergency medical attention.