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What is hydrocortisone cream?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Hydrocortisone is a common steroid that is available without a prescription in concentrations less than 1%. It has anti-inflammatory properties and can calm rashes and irritation caused by other skin creams. Ointments are more potent than creams. However, it is often the ointment base (petrolatum) that patients are allergic to, so I usually prescribe a cream for rashes. If a more rapid response is needed, much more potent steroid creams can be prescribed.
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