What is Dermacort 0.1 Hydrocortisone Cream?
Dermacort hydrocortisone cream is a cream that can be used to ease skin irritation. It helps to relieve irritation caused by soap or detergents, or jewellery, easing pain and itching in the process.
Why would I need to use this product?
If you’re suffering from itching, soreness, or itching caused by skin irritation, hydrocortisone cream can help. It can be used for several skin irritations, including reactions to soap or detergents, dermatitis, insect bites, and even mild to moderate eczema.
What causes skin irritation?
An itch is often caused by a condition affecting the skin. There are several different reasons you can have skin irritation:
- Allergies and skin reactions
- Parasites and insects
In women, itching can sometimes be caused by hormonal changes, for example, during pregnancy and after the menopause.
How will this cream help to ease my symptoms?
Dermacort cream contains the active ingredient Hydrocortisone, a steroid which can be used to ease lots of different skin conditions. It helps to ease irritation by reducing your body’s immune response to certain conditions, reducing swelling, itching, and soreness in the process. This is why many people use hydrocortisone to treat insect bites, dermatitis, and irritation caused by jewellery or soaps.
Can I buy Dermacort Hydrocortisone Cream Over the Counter?
You do not need a prescription for Dermacort Hydrocortisone Cream, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
You should not use this product if you are pregnant. Some medications may not be safe for you and your baby, so you should always speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medication while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Can I use hydrocortisone cream if I’m using another medication?
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking any other medication, especially one used in the same area. Some medicines can interact when used together, causing side effects or making them less effective than they should be, so always consult a medical professional before using 2 medications together.
What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?
Before using this product, wash your hands. Apply a thin layer of Dermacort Hydrocortisone Cream to the affected area, measuring the amount you need in fingertip lengths. Use two fingertips of cream to cover both hands or one foot, and three fingertips to cover an arm. Apply the cream only to the affected area twice a day. Wash your hands again after using this cream.
When should Dermacort Hydrocortisone Cream not be used?
Dermacort is not suitable for use by children under the age of 10. Do not use this product if you are allergic to Hydrocortisone or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, do not apply to eyes, face, or your anal or genital regions.
Does Dermacort Hydrocortisone Cream cause any side effects?
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop using Dermacort and tell your doctor immediately if you find that your skin condition gets worse, you develop a generalised rash or your skin becomes swollen during treatment. You may be allergic to the cream, have an infection or need other treatment. For more information about reporting side effects of a medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How should I store this cream?
Do not use Dermacort after the expiry date stamped on the tube and the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month. Dermacort should be stored in a cool, dry place. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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If you are concerned about addiction of 'over the counter' medication we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- 0.1 % Hydrocortisone, propylene glycol, emulsifying ointment, citric acid, purified water
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