Hydrocortisone , as a type of steroid, is a corticosteroid used to relieve certain skin problems including itching, redness or swelling.

It is available in a variety of dosages, as a lotion, cream, ointment or topical solution. Do not cover the infected skin with wrap or bandage unless suggested by your doctor - covering Hydrocortisone increases the absorption rate and can cause uncomfortable side effects.

Patients who are using Hydrocortisone have experienced skin dryness, irritation, burning, itchiness, increased scaling or rash, numbness in fingers, blisters containing blood, thinning of skin and easy bruising.

Hydrocortisone may also be used in the treatment of other skin conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.

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