Hydrocortisone is a natural substance (corticosteroid hormone) made by the adrenal gland. It is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, cancer, and severe allergies.
Likewise, what happens if you use hydrocortisone cream for too long?
Side effects to the skin. If you have a skin infection, using a hydrocortisone cream can make it worse and cause it to spread. Using hydrocortisone cream for many months at a time can cause your skin to thin or give you stretch marks. Stretch marks are likely to be permanent, but they usually fade over time.
Is Hydrocortisone a steroid?
Hydrocortisone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Hydrocortisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Hydrocortisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.
What does hydrocortisone do?
Hydrocortisone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Hydrocortisone topical is used to treat inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis.