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Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone is a medicinal form of the hormone cortisol. It reduces swelling, itching, and redness of skin seen in eczema, allergies, rashes, insect bites, and poison ivy. It is also used in conditions like thyroiditis, high blood calcium, rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, asthma, and adrenocortical insufficiency.

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Does Synacthen test provide accurate results regarding pituitary gland function?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with Cushing's disease, which caused a high level of cortisol before two years. The tumor size was 2 mm. I had surgery and the pituitary gland tumor was removed. Then, I am having a low level of cortisol and T4. After the operation, I am taking Hydrocortisone (10 mg or 5 m...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. I have noted all your laboratory test results (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only doubt I want to clear is about the medicine. Did you mention cortisol PM (Post meridiem) part as after medicine? Which was the medicine you...  Read Full »

What can be done for dry lips with itchiness and redness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing dry lips and around my mouth which is itchy and gets red. I have used all sorts of lip balm but nothing seems to be working. I drink lots of water throughout the day as well. This is getting me really worried now. Can you help, please?  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. Immediately stop using all different types of lip balms and lipsticks. Apply 1 percent of Hydrocortisone ointment and apply two times a day for seven days. After that, apply only Petroleum jelly or Vaseline twice daily for the next seven d...  Read Full »

My pimples are more visible after using a new face product. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am using new face product. But, it made the tiny pimples and bumps more visible. Am I experiencing purging phase?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. Since you are using face products over face, have you done patch test over face before starting? I would like to tell you, always do patch test over face before starting any new face product. Method of patch test is that you should apply little...  Read Full »

Reasons for burning sensation after peeling treatment for acne.

Query: Hi doctor, About 3 weeks ago, I was prescribed Retin-A 0.5 % and Acticlate for an unusual breakout on my forehead by my dermatologist. The anaesthetician who also took a look at my face recommended Glytone PA chemical peel to help treat some discoloration that the acne had caused. I went in to see h...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is right, and these are common post-peel effects. By looking at your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell that in your condition medicines are very unlikely to effect and chemical peeling and lasers are the only options. Glycolic acid ...  Read Full »

What are the alternatives to Hydrocortisone?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has special needs. She had Cushing's syndrome and an adrenalectomy at the age of 8. She is now 31. She has had some psychiatric problems, and her current medication is 15 mg Hydrocortisone, 1 mcg Fludrocortisone, and 1.5 mg Risperidone daily. We have just taken her on holid...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your daughter. I must say that your daughter is rightly managed till now. These symptoms are not endocrine related. They are more related to the psychological condition, which is pre-existent. It is not easy to adjust anywhere else if one...  Read Full »

I have a white patch on inside part of foreskin. How to get it removed?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 22. I have a white patch on the inner side of my foreskin. It does not itch or pain but look weird. I have not had any physical contact. So, it is not an STD. How can I get it removed?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you need not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment are opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

My baby has clustered red pimples on the cheek. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby (one and a half months old) is having red pimples in a cluster on both cheeks. It is very rough to touch and skin appears dry in that area. It does not cause him itching as far as I can see and it is not bleeding or oozing. It has black dots (like when a wound heals) in some ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Babies at this age might suffer from seborrheic dermatitis over scalp, face and upper trunk and the most probable cause is maternal androgens hormones. And skin in such cases are dry, flaky, erythematous and somewhat oozing. However, there is nothing to worry about the ...  Read Full »

Why am I having itchy rashes and bumps on my skin at the time of periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I have rashes and bumps, that itch and look like they are big bites, but they are not. They come and go in different places and are more frequent around the time of my periods. I have had these bumps for seven months now. I am attaching a picture, what are these...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw the attachment provided by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it appears that you have urticaria or hives in simpler terms. These usually occur when your immune system is a bit low such as during your periods, af...  Read Full »

I have red rashes in scrotum area. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe rashes in my scrotum area. It has become hard and dry with red bumps all over the scrotum area and the penis too. I usually use Dettol soap and also I have shaved my groin area. Is that the reason for this? Please tell any medicines. I have chronic urticaria since last y...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Dettol is an irritant. It can make skin dry and cause bumps over it. Dettol should not be used. Kindly follow this prescription. 1. Apply Hydrocortisone plus Gentamicin combination cream. 2. Apply Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) 4 to 5 times a day. 3. Take Loratad...  Read Full »

I am suffering from an external hemorrhoid. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old male, 5.7 feet tall, weighing 209 pounds, and I am suffering from an external hemorrhoid (pile). It is extremely painful, and I am currently using Hydrocortisone ointment. It has been three days since I started using it.Please advise.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishnu Priya. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. External hemorrhoids can cause pain and bleeding. There could be a mass that may protrude while passing stools. There are four stages depending on how the pile mass is positioned: whether it retracts on its own, requires manual reduction, ...  Read Full »

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