Hydrocortisone is a medicated cream that belongs to a group of the topical corticosteroid; the cream used to treat various skin diseases and skin problems or allergic reactions. This cream has steroids properties, so it relieves the skin problem rapidly after applying it.Hydrocortisone Cream is manufactured by many companies with the same composition but available with different brand names in the market, there are some common brands AQUANIL HC, CETACORT, Cortaid, HYTONE. The generic name of cream is €œhydrocortisone€, and itas also antibacterial or antifungal cream. It is over the counter cream, so no prescription required.Hydrocortisone Cream is an effective medication for skin problems. This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, e.g., Insect bites, Poison oak/ivy, Eczema, Dermatitis, Allergies, Rash, Itching of the outer female genitals, Anal itching. It reduces the Swelling, Itching, and Redness that can occur in these types of conditions.Composition of Hydrocortisone CreamThe active Ingredient ofHydrocortisone Cream is €œHydrocortisone 1%€ and the Inactive Ingredients aloe barbadensis leaf juice, white petrolatum.
Uses of Hydrocortisone CreamHydrocortisone Cream has several uses to treat skin problems some of them are given below.EczemaThe patients of eczema, have the intense problem of itching; ultimately, it makes the skin reddish and dry. Hydrocortisone Cream reduces the itching or gives a soothing effect on the area where it is applied.DermatitisDermatitis is related to all minor skin problems due to different causes such as dry skin, rashes, itching, redness, so to overcome these various skin conditions/ issues hydrocortisone cream is a perfect medication.Skin allergiesHydrocortisone Cream is used in different skin allergies due to various causes such as the detergents, soaps, cosmetics allergies and jewellery allergy or mild wounds.Skin inflammationThe skin inflammation such as foot injuries of athletes, the backside of neck, skin folding areas, e.g. arms, hands etc. Hydrocortisone Cream has inflammation properties which reduce swelling and redness of the infected area of the skin.Poisonous plantsThe Hydrocortisone Cream gives relief from the poisonous plants such as the poison oak, poison ivy, poison sumac.Anal itchingExternal anal itching due to various reasons such as piles problem, Hydrocortisone Cream is also used in the issue of anal itching.Insect bitesThe bites of insects such as the mosquitos, bugs, hives. Hydrocortisone Cream relieves the infected area.Genital itchingHydrocortisone Cream itching genital itching outside area of females due to the discharge of water and the bacterial infection.PsoriasisIn Psoriasis disease, red patches appear on the skin; hydrocortisone cream is used to reduce the patches.External ear inflammationHydrocortisone cream also treats mild external inflammation of the ear.Skin thicknessSkin thickness is dryness or hardness on the skin due to intense itching, hydrocortisone cream gives a soothing effect and smoothes the skin.Nappy rashesbabies get rashes due to wearing nappies for a long time, Hydrocortisone cream used for this purpose too.ContraindicationsThe patients who are past allergic to hydrocortisone cream or topical steroid.Some kind of infection redness on face and blisters of chickenpox.Shingles acneDosageApply 3 or 4 times daily to adults and children for more than 2 years in itching of skin irritation, inflammation, and rashesBefore using hydrocortisone cream on the children under 2 years old ask your doctorHow to use hydrocortisone cream?There are some following steps to apply hydrocortisone cream.Wash your hands with soap before applying the cream.Dry your hands with a clean cloth.Apply a thin layer of cream on the affected area of the skin.Avoid contact with eyes.Wash the area in genital and anal problem and apply.Donat use the cream more than the prescribed amount.After applying the medicated cream, clean your hand properly.AvailabilityYou will get this cream in three different weights (such as 0.5% and 1%, 2.5%). The Hydrocortisone Cream is easily available in offline and online stores. The price of hydrocortisone Cream is offered the same by the online stores as in the available in the offline market.