What should I avoid while using hydrocortisone?

When using hydrocortisone (Anusol-HC, Cortaid, Cortizone and others) to treat skin problems such as rashes, you should avoid the following:
  • using other skin preparations or cosmetics on the treated area unless your doctor says it’s okay
  • contact with your eyes.
  • covering treated skin with bandages or dressings unless your doctor tells you to
  • harsh or abrasive soaps
  • use on a child under age 2 years without talking to a doctor

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