Hydrocortisone is a medication used in skin conditions such as psoriasis. It is a type of drug known as a corticosteroid.
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This cream contains 0.5 percent hydrocortisone and is used as directed by your prescriber.
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Hydrocortisone is a generic cream used to medicate certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis, and is made by Actavis. It works by reducing the inflammatory response in the body responsible for the condition, thereby alleviating irritation and soreness. The cream is a corticosteroid, and is applied to the region displaying symptoms two or three times per day, usually for no longer than one week. Hydrocortisone is only available to buy from our pharmacy after completion of our online consultation.
- Available as a topical cream
- Fights psoriasis quickly
- Helps to reduce skin irritation
Psoriasis is a skin ailment indicated by redness, dryness, flaky, scaly skin and irritation. It can often cause the person experiencing it to scratch, causing breaks in the skin, and in some cases bleeding. More serious instances may also involve the development of pus-filled blisters in the area susceptible. These symptoms can appear anywhere on the body, but most will find that they manifest around the elbows and knees, on the scalp, and on the hands and feet.
It isn’t known exactly why the condition occurs, but it is thought to be a result of the immune system attacking healthy skin cells. This causes these cells to regenerate and replace older cells before they are ready to be shed. Someone without psoriasis will usually experience this process over the course of a month, while someone with the condition will find that these new cells develop within as little as a week to ten days during a flare-up.
The condition can affect anyone of any age, and is not more common in any one particular gender. Most cases will first appear before the age of 35, and tend to be chronic, going through periods of activity and remission. Several common triggers have been identified, including stress, injury to the skin, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, use of certain medication, or hormonal fluctuations.
Currently, there is no cure for psoriasis, and treatment for the condition aims to reduce the severity of symptoms. Topical corticosteroids are the go-to option for many cases of mild to moderate instances. Hydrocortisone, which is a topical cream, works by slowing down the production of skin cells. It does this by reducing the release of inflammatory chemicals by the immune system.
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How to use Hydrocortisone
It is vital to follow the directions issued by your prescriber when taking this cream, and also to read the guidelines in the patient information leaflet carefully. This will help you to reduce the likelihood of side effects and maximise the efficacy of the medication.
- Apply as instructed.
- This will usually be a thin layer of cream applied to the affected area two to three times per day, for no longer than a week.
- Never exceed the prescribed amount.
- If you forget to take it, you can do so when you remember provided your next dose is not due soon. If it is, skip the one you have missed and take the next dose as scheduled.
The above is intended only as a guide. For more detailed instructions, please refer to those provided in the leaflet supplied.
Hydrocortisone side effects
Inform your doctor if you notice any signs of: an allergic reaction, which may include swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing or swallowing; change in the colour of the skin; increased growth of hair in areas where the cream is used; localised rash or irritation.
More details on side effects can be found in the leaflet provided.
Taking it with other medicines
Let your doctor know if you are using any other treatments.
Conditions to look out for
This product should not be used by persons who have: a skin condition caused by an infection not being treated with appropriate medication; scabies; rosacea; or dermatitis in the facial region.
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Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes. It is not likely that alcohol will directly influence the function of this product.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes. This item is not likely to affect your ability to drive safely.
Can I use this medicine while pregnant?
It may not be. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant, let your doctor know before using this medication.
How do I store it?
Keep it in a safe place below 25°C out of the reach of children.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
In this medication are the following ingredients: hydrocortisone, chlorocresol, cetomacrogol, cetostearyl alcohol and paraffin.
Do not use it if you are allergic to any of these constituents.
Is it available over-the-counter?
To buy hydrocortisone from our UK-based pharmacy, you will need to first consult with one of our registered practitioners. This is so that they can make sure that this product is suitable for you to use.
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