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Get a prescription for Hydrocortisone topical cream

Hydrocortisone is used to treat various skin conditions such as insect bites, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash, itching of the outer female genitals, and anal itching.

Getting a Hydrocortisone cream prescription from us is straightforward and effortless. You can connect with a qualified healthcare expert anytime through our app to discuss your presenting symptoms or your need for skin conditions symptoms. However, Hydrocortisone cream online will only be provided after consultation with our qualified doctor and if the treatment is safe and suitable for you.

What is Hydrocortisone cream?

Hydrocortisone belongs to the class of corticosteroid medications used to treat various skin-related conditions. It reduces the redness and inflammation triggered by the body’s immune system after exposure to certain chemicals or triggers. A healthcare provider prescribes it after a careful diagnosis of the nature and severity of your medical condition. 

Uses of Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone is used to reduce and manage the symptoms of various skin conditions, including allergies that affect the skin and lead to redness or inflammation in various body parts. It is recommended and prescribed to treat conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash, itching of the outer female genitals, insect bites, and anal itching.

How does it work?

Hydrocortisone works on the body’s immune system, triggered by exposure to certain chemicals or foreign objects. It relaxes the immune system and triggers it to release natural substances to treat inflammation and itching. 

What are the dosage forms and strengths of hydrocortisone topical?

Hydrocortisone topical comes in different strengths, including 

  • 0.1%
  • 0.2%
  • 0.5%
  • 1%
  • 2.5%

It is over the counter till 2%, after which you will be needing a prescription to get hydrocortisone,

How to take it?

Hydrocortisone cream should be applied topically to the affected area for the number of times your healthcare provider prescribes it. If it comes into contact with the eyes, rinse them with warm water until the irritation clears.

Side effects of Hydrocortisone

Some of the most common side effects of hydrocortisone cream are as follows: 

  • Burning or stinging sensation at the application site
  • Itching or irritation
  • Dryness or peeling of the skin
  • Redness or rash

While of the severe side effects of hydrocortisone cream are: 

  • Allergic reactions such as rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing
  • Skin thinning or discoloration
  • Skin infections
  • Worsening of existing skin conditions

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Hello doctor, I am suffering from eczema. Can you please prescribe me its medication?


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  • Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream, twice a day, on the affected area.



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Precautions and contraindications

  • Share your medication history with your healthcare provider to avoid any allergic reaction. Don’t take this medication if you are allergic to any other medication. 
  • This medication is generally not safe to be used in pregnancy. It’s beneficial to discuss any medicines before taking pregnancy with your doctor to avoid any unwanted side effects. 
  • In case of contact with the eyes, wash or rinse your eyes with warm water to get rid of medication from the eyes. 

FAQs about Hydrocortisone prescription online

Can I use hydrocortisone cream on shingles rash?

There is no medical evidence to support the claim that hydrocortisone cream treats shingles rash. Instead, Benadryl topical is prescribed to treat shingles rash on the skin. Discussing the right prescription and necessary medication with your healthcare provider is good. 

Does Hydrocortisone cream cause hair growth?

Yes, Hydrocortisone can lead to excessive hair growth, which is called hypertrichosis, but it’s more common with oral tablets than with cream. Consult your doctor for any health-related queries. 

How long can you use Hydrocortisone cream?

It is usually prescribed for one week to treat any skin-related condition. If the condition persists, consult an online doctor for the required prescription. 

How long does Hydrocortisone cream take to work?

It depends on the type of skin condition being treated with Hydrocortisone. If its eczema, it will take a week to show its effect for eczema. It entirely depends on the condition for which it is prescribed. 

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