Do you have annoying discomfort with itchy skin or skin inflammation? There is a health product designed specifically for your situation. OTC topical hydrocortisone cream treats these minor skin conditions. Its prepared with low strength synthetic steroids that temporarily reduces itching, irritation, redness, swelling and rash symptoms.
Topical hydrocortisone treatment helps relieve your skin discomfort associated with:
- insect bites
- lichen planus
- genital herpes
- pityriasis rosea
- ichthyosis vulgaris
- poison ivy, oak, sumac
- lichen simplex chronicus
- external genital or anal itch
Hydrocortisone cream can cause drug side effects, such as:
Serious side effects can occur if too much of hydrocortisone cream absorbs through your skin, such as sudden weight gain, moon face, muscle weakness, excessive thirst, frequent urination, vision changes and severe or persistent headache.
Use of this ant-itch, anti-inflammatory product is not recommended if you have a history of skin sensitivity or an allergy to any of its ingredients. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include rash, hives, itching, breathing difficulty, chest tightness and swollen mouth, face, lips or tongue. There are numerous other precautions regarding topical hydrocortisone cream, so be sure to read its label before using it on your itchy, inflamed skin.