Hydrocortisone 1% Cream - 15g

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Treat swelling and reduce irritation with this skin cream.

What is Hydrocortisone 1% Cream?

Hydrocortisone cream is a topical treatment used to alleviate the symptoms of skin problems, including eczema, dermatitis and insect bites.

What is Hydrocortisone 1% Cream used for?

A number of skin conditions are characterised by inflammatory symptoms, including swelling, irritation, itchiness, redness or dryness. As an anti-inflammatory steroidal medication, Hydrocortisone is used to alleviate these symptoms.

How does Hydrocortisone 1% Cream work?

When the immune system works to fight off illness, it causes a number of inflammatory symptoms we commonly associate with sickness. A fever, for example, is the body’s attempt to fight off illnesses by raising the body’s temperature to a level that is uninhabitable for viruses and bacteria.

When it comes to your skin, there is mounting evidence to suggest disorders such as psoriasis and eczema are conditions known as autoimmune diseases. For people with autoimmune disorders, the body mistakenly thinks its own tissues are foreign and harmful to the body. As a result, the immune system attacks the tissues, causing troublesome symptoms. With eczema and psoriasis, the immune system attacks the skin, causing redness, swelling, and a variety of other symptoms.

Like other steroid medications, Hydrocortisone works by reducing the immune response in the affected area, thereby alleviating the symptoms.

Who can use Hydrocortisone 1% Cream?

Hydrocortisone is generally safe to use for both adults and children. However, it must not be used on children under 10 years old unless a doctor recommends it.

In addition, you must inform your doctor or pharmacist before using Hydrocortisone if you:

  • Have had an allergic reaction to Hydrocortisone or any other medicine in the past
  • Have a skin infection
  • Are pregnant, attempting to become pregnant or breastfeeding

Can Hydrocortisone 1% Cream be used on my face?

Not without the recommendation or a prescription from a doctor. This is because Hydrocortisone reduces the body’s immune response in the area it is applied. Putting it on your face can make some skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and impetigo, worse. You should also not put the treatment on broken or infected skin, or around the genitals.

What are the side effects of Hydrocortisone 1% Cream?

Hydrocortisone is generally well tolerated. Some people may get a burning or stinging sensation when they use it for the first time. This usually goes away after using the cream for a few days.

In more serious cases, Hydrocortisone may make skin infections worse when it is applied to infected areas on the body. You must stop using the cream and tell your doctor straight away if you get:

  • Signs of adrenal gland problems, including severe nausea or vomiting, dizziness, fainting, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood changes, loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Signs of high blood sugar, including confusion, sleepiness, intense thirst or hunger, frequent urination, flushed skin, rapid breathing or breath that smells like fruit

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Hydrocortisone 1% Cream Reviews

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"No complaints at all"

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"I much needed product for my eczema during the winter"

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"No complaints at all. Quick delivery, item as described. Convenient service necessary when it is so hard to see a GP these days"

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"Great for what it was purchased for, cleared up a bad insect bite quickly"

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"The service was simple to use and delivered quickly, will definitely be using service again"

"Great product at a great price"

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"Gr8 excellent "

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"Great product at a great price"

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"Brilliant service, would recommend"

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"Did what I hoped it would. Ever tried this medication before so not sure what to expect but it seemed to do what I hoped it would. Was very reasonably priced as well so good value"

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"Speedy dispatch, notified me when it had been sent out and when it would arrive. It arrived promptly which is important if you are waiting for medication. Arrived when they said it would"

"Helped clear my dry skin within a few…"

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"Great for dry and red skin "

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"Helped clear my dry skin within a few days"

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"It was the exact product that was ordered and a good product"

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"Delivery was quick and correct would recommend this service"

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"Helped with my eczema, great for short term use"

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"Fast and convenient in a time where it's so difficult to see a doctor. Great service"

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"Fast and super efficient"

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"Prompt delivery and fuss free"

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"Fast, efficient and to the point. Can always rely for swift response and delivery. Will definitely use again for my medicinal needs."

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"Very quick delivery great service"

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"Great service fast and efficient very quick delivery"

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"Good product ..does what it says "

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