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Hydrocortisone

Most Commonly Used
Hydrocortisone 2.5% Cream
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Hydrocortisone 1% Cream
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Hydrocortisone 2.5% Cream
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Hydrocortisone 25mg Rect Supp
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Hydrocortisone 2.5% Oint
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About Hydrocortisone
Hydrocortisone comes in many topical forms. Some need a prescription and some can be bought over the counter. Sometimes hydrocortisone is one ingredient combined with others in topical forms. These include lotions, creams, gels, rectal suppositories, sprays, and shampoos. Other ways that hydrocortisone comes is as rectal suppositories, foams, enemas, and cleansing pads. Most of these products come as both a generic and as a brand name. You can check the label to see if hydrocortisone is listed as one of the ingredients in the topical product.

A topical version of hydrocortisone is also available. Doctors prescribe it to relieve skin itching and rashes on the skin and scalp. Hydrocortisone may also be used to treat discomfort from mouth sores and symptoms of ulcerative colitis, proctitis, or hemorrhoids. This type of hydrocortisone may come as a cream, ointment, lotion, liquid, gel, medicated cloth towelette, skin spray, foam, suppository, enema, or paste. Hydrocortisone may also be used as an over-the-counter cream, ointment, or foam for topical application. Your doctor will determine the proper dose of hydrocortisone depending on your condition.