What is Hydrocortisone?

Hydrocortisone is accessible with or after a prescription. Low-strength affairs (0.5% or 1%) are acclimated after a decree for the acting abatement of accessory derma irritations, itching, and rashes acquired by eczema, insect bites, adulteration ivy, adulteration oak, adulteration sumac, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, and jewelry; acquisitive anal and abdominal areas; and agog and affliction of the scalp. It is aswell acclimated to abate the ache of aperture sores.

Hydrocortisone may be assigned by your doctor to abate the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and ache of assorted derma conditions; the deepening of ulcerative colitis (a action which causes abscess and sores in the lining of the colon [large intestine] and rectum) or proctitis; or the abscess and ache of hemorrhoids and added abdominal problems.

This medication is sometimes assigned for added uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for added information.