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Hydrocortisone for Itching

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Topic Overview

Hydrocortisone cream, gel, or ointment is available without a prescription. It is commonly used to treat skin inflammation and itching.

Precautions

Dosage: Apply to the rash area 4 times a day. Rub the cream in well.

Side effects

If side effects occur, stop using the cream. Call your doctor if treatment of the condition is still needed.


Credits for Hydrocortisone for Itching

Current as of: March 3, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Ellen K. Roh MD - Dermatology


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