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Is hydrocortisone available as a topical ointment?

Hydrocortisone is available as a topical ointment, as well as a cream, lotion, liquid, gel, medicated towelette and spray for the skin. Other forms are available for mouth sores or rectal use.

Topical hydrocortisone is available in different strengths with or without a prescription and is used to reduce itching and swelling.

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