Hydrocortisone cream contains corticosteroid; it’s medicinal. Corticosteroid are not like an anabolic steroids. Hydrocortisone cream has a lot of uses that benefit our skin health and sometimes treatment. There is a lot of hydrocortisone cream; some are thick compared to others. One can mix hydrocortisone cream with some antimicrobials to fight skin problems caused by fungi and bacteria.
Hydrocortisone cream works beautifully with moist skin, so make sure you follow instructions before you apply them. It does have side effects and some serious effects mixed or overused.
Uses of hydrocortisone cream.
1. Rheumatic disorder.
Hydrocortisone is used to prevent and reduce disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It’s well known rheumatic diseases do cause pain and stiffness in our joints. Sometimes the victim will feel pain in the muscles, ligaments, tendon, and bone. Hydrocortisone cream can be delivered locally systematically. But we are using the cream, so locally will do if it’s systematic, then we will have to use a hydrocortisone pill.
2. Eye conditions.
Do not apply hydrocortisone cream on your eye; you will experience irritation and other eye problems so, you are needed to apply it around the bottom of your eye or genitals. You can apply it for inflammatory eye diseases.
3. Breathing problems.
Hydrocortisone resolves some of the respiratory disorders. Corticosteroids are used to treat lung conditions. They can suppress pain in the chest and also treat some infections. Seek medical advice before using them
Hydrocortisone was used to treat blood effects. It can work effectively for some people, but others can get severe side effects. So take care.
Cortisone is used to treat different kinds of cancer like leukemia, multiple myeloma, and many others but use someone with skills and have experience in this do not kill yourself. (doctor or pharmacist)
6. Severe allergies.
Hydrocortisone cream/tablets can be used to reduce allergies. Hydrocortisone tablets reduce symptoms. The use of a tablet is recommended. Do not swallow hydrocortisone cream; you will regret it.
7. Adrenocortical insufficiency.
Doctors do prescribe hydrocortisone cream for their patients when they do have enough hormone cortisol. They will use hydrocortisone to replace and work as a hormone-like the natural cortisol.
8. Blood pressure.
Some people are not affected by low blood pressure, but to some people, it causes dizziness it’s life-threatening. Hydrocortisone increases blood pressure but remember to seek medical advice fast before using it. If you don’t know what you are doing and you overdose, it will increase blood pressure, and it will affect other body systems.
9. Painful joints.
Hydrocortisone cream is used to treat joint pains and swelling. Effectively and fast, you can use injection, but if you don’t want to use injection, you can apply the cream. It reduces the body’s immune hence reducing the pain.
10. Ulcerative colitis.
The inner lining of the bowel becomes ulcerated and sore. Mostly the doctor usually prescribes hydrocortisone foam to relieve the symptoms of the illness.
11. Mouth ulcers.
If you have mouth ulcers hydrocortisone tablet is for you. They are buccal tablets; they are small and do stick inside your mouth. For a moment, they do release hydrocortisone in the process as they do dissolve. Within a short period, your mouth ulcers will be relieved. Please make sure you talk to the doctor before trying them.
12. Piles and itchy.
All forms of hydrocortisone can be used to treat itchy and piles. Pile is inflamed and swollen veins in the anus or rectum. The symptoms for this are bleeding and itching in the anal area, that’s pretty bad. Itchy is that irritating sensation that makes you feel you want to scratch yourself. You can apply hydrocortisone cream or foam; it works perfectly.
13. Skin problem.
Do you have skin problems such as:
Eczema: skin is red, and it is itchy.
Psoriasis: skin disorder where the cells multiply faster compared to normal cell multiplying rate.
Heat rash: Happens mostly with the kid when the sweat gland is blocked, and sweat can’t get to the surface.
Nappy rash: common to babies too when their skin is sore and looks red.
Here we apply hydrocortisone cream to handle our skin problem. If it’s not working, just talk with your pharmacist. It’s not advisable to use hydrocortisone for over a long time. If you have been using it for a long time, do not stop; just look for skilled and experienced personnel to help you.
14. Collagen disorder.
Like the lupus erythematosus, collagen is a component in the connective tissues. They are found in tendons, cornea, bone, and blood vessels. Collagen diseases are any disease or infection that attacks them. Hydrocortisone will work perfectly for you. But you have to see the doctor or the pharmacist.
15. An infection like tuberculosis.
Since the 1960s, the corticosteroid is used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. It has side effects, but it works effectively. In 2003 it was published that corticosteroids were safe, and it was beneficial. Remember, do not just run and buy them; please seek medical advice fast before using them. It can work with you perfectly and end up having side effects. Some of them are permanent; you have to get medical attention.
There are a lot of side effects when we use hydrocortisone, either cream, injection, or tablet. Before using them, please make sure you know what you are doing. Take your time and seek medical advice. For swollen skin and itching, you can apply hydrocortisone cream following instructions on the box or paper.
On the positive side, we have a lot of uses we can use with hydrocortisone cream. Have not talk to all of the uses and what it can do. It treats hypopituitarism. You can check online or other medical books. Its functions are extent still research is undergoing. I guess, Mostly they have medical functions a lot. They are administered mostly in foam, injection, and tablets. If I get anything new about hydrocortisone cream or tablet al, let me know.