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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What would be the best solution for my acne and seborrheic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and seborrheic dermatitis on the face. Proactiv 3 step system has been used for a very long time which controls the acne. However, about 18 months ago, I started getting a red bumpy rash around the areas next to my nose and under my eyes. I then went to a dermatologist. He...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have severe dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, intense itching? Any history of photodermatitis? Prolong sun exposure, heat rash, etc.? Acne Rosacea? Aggravation factor for the same? Do you have dry, flaky facial skin or extremely dry skin? Do you have greasy s...  Read Full »

Is it possible for an otherwise healthy person to have gynecomastia?

Query: Hello doctor, I had prolactinoma diagnosed with secondary hypogonadism. I was treated with cabergoline and hydrocortisone for a few years and then taken off hydrocortisone when the adrenals began to function properly. My most recent blood tests came back normal, and I was tested for loads of other...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gynecomastia could be due to a testosterone deficiency, thyroid disorder or adrenal insufficiency in your case. Since your prolactin levels are normal and there is no further growth, it is no longer due to the prolactinoma. I would suggest you have your serum testoster...  Read Full »

Can Hydrozole be used for jock itch?

Query: Hi doctor, I had jock itch two months ago for the very first time. It is still there but fading. I started using Hydrozole cream two weeks ago, it seems to be working. How long it would take for a complete cure? After using this cream I fell some itch in legs. Now the groin skin appears red and ver...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hydrozole (combination of Hydrocortisone and Clotrimazole) cream contains steroid and should not be used as a treatment for jock itch (fungal infection of the groin). You will experience temporary relief while using it but your condition will aggravate once you stop us...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for extreme lethargy in an Addison's disease patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Addison's disease, and I am taking Hydrocortisone twice daily and Fludrocortisone one daily. I am taking a vitamin D supplement. The last endocrinologist appointment showed higher levels of antibodies in the thyroid; however, the thyroid levels remain good, and the scan reveals...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that although you have antithyroid antibodies, the thyroid function is normal, so there is nothing related to the thyroid that could be responsible for your symptoms. However, it could be attrib...  Read Full »

What are the red and itchy bumps present on the tip of the penis?

Query: Hello doctor,There are red and itchy tiny bumps all over the tip of the penis and inside the foreskin. What could it be? About three weeks ago, I had the same problem, which disappeared on its own, in about three days.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I think you have balanoposthitis. It is mostly due to candidal fungal infection. This is not contagious, and it is not a serious issue. I suggest you try the following:Lulifin (Luliconazole) cream, once daily at bedtime for four consecutive weeks.Hydrocortisone cream, unt...  Read Full »

What is the new mark on my forehead developed last week?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a new mark on my forehead that has developed over the last week or so. It feels a bit crusty and is somewhat sore. But it does not look like a scab or a mole. What can it be?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern can be the following: Polymorphic light eruption (PLE). Seborrhoeic keratosis. I suggest you try using the following: Hydrocortisone cream, once daily at bedtime for a week. Neutrogena sunscreen of SPF 50 during noon. Avoid direct sunlight betwe...  Read Full »

I have a tight foreskin. How can I retract it without circumcision?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a tight foreskin, and I would like to retract it without circumcision. Would you please prescribe me a cream for the same and something for the sensitivity on the head of the penis?  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in and I understand your concern. This condition is phimosis. I suggest applying Hydrocortisone cream 1%. It is available over-the-counter in any pharmacy. Apply it twice daily on the foreskin and rub it well. Start retraction gradually after two weeks ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for rashes all over the body of my 4.5-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4.5 months old baby girl was diagnosed with scabies before a month. Her pediatrician advised to apply Permethrin both for mother and baby. After applying she got new rashes all over the body, especially on face, around cheeks and both lower legs, feet and sole. Now on her back three or...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send the photographs of the lesion. She might be suffering from atopic dermatitis. I can able to give a definite diagnosis only after seeing the lesion. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/d...  Read Full »

Are my peeling lips for the past two years because of exfoliative cheilitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My lips suddenly started to peel off about two years ago. I went to a dermatologist, and he gave me Boroline. I have been using it for the last two years. Once in two days, white skin forms on my lips, and it peels off late. It is like a two-day cycle. After searching about my con...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you have a dry, scaly lip? 2) Is there any inflammation or swelling? 3) Did you expose yourself to dry winds? 4) Do you have any history of atopy or allergies? And also, kindly attach ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of red rashes in the neck and back of a 4-year-old child?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has rashes all over his neck and body. His neck is very red and wet. I am attaching a photo of his rashes. The doctor said he has eczema, and he suggested to use Daktacort, Aveeno cream, and Flucloxacillin, but it is not helping. It is getting worse. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). How old is your son? From when is he having these rashes? Was Flucloxacillin prescribed before the rashes occurred? If your child is around a month and from the photos it looks like he has e...  Read Full »

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