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What should I know about hydrocortisone and pramoxine before using it?

Before starting hydrocortisone and pramoxine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to other numbing medications. Your doctor should also know if you have a history of diabetes, congestive heart failure, heart attack, liver or kidney disease, tuberculosis or a positive TB test, vision or eye problems, rectal sore or infection, swelling of esophagus, measles, chickenpox, or shingles. Also, tell your doctor if you have recently received a vaccination, if you take any immunosuppressant drugs, or suffer from an intestinal disorder. If you have a skin infection caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus, this medication will not treat it effectively and you should not start using it until the infection is cleared up. Your doctor should also know if you have reduced blood flow or a cut or open sore in the area to be treated.

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