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Hydrocortisone 1% w/w Cream – 15g (Brand May Vary)

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Hydrocortisone 1% w/w Cream – 15g (Brand May Vary)

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Hydrocortisone cream is a topical anti-inflammatory cream, used to treat inflammation of the skin, insect bites and mild to moderate eczema. It works by increasing the amount of corticosteroid in the body, and treats a number of conditions causing inflammation in the body.
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Hydrocortisone 1% w/w Cream – 15g (Brand May Vary)


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What is Hydrocortisone Cream?

Hydrocortisone Cream is a form of treatment that provides fast, effective relief for itchy, irritated, or inflamed skin. The active ingredient contained in this cream, hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid that will treat several skin conditions such as eczema/dermatitis, psoriasis, heat rash, insect bites and stings, and nappy rash.


What is the cause of skin inflammation?

Skin inflammation is a result of a trigger and the immune system responds to it. Cells in the immune system respond as a result of a trigger that causes inflammation. The cells can widen the blood vessels which allows for a response to the trigger more easily. This also leads to a number of the symptoms associated with inflammation, such as redness, swelling and heat. Causes of inflammation include an immune system problem, an allergy, or bacterial infection. Heat and photosensitivity can also cause skin inflammation.


Who is this cream suitable for?

This hydrocortisone cream can be used by adults and children aged 10 and over. For children under the age of 10, do not use without advice from a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. Do not use if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients contained in the cream. You should also not use this cream if your skin condition is caused by an infection. Also, do not use if you have scabies, rosacea, or eczema around the mouth area.


Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this cream?

Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should consult their GP for advice before using this hydrocortisone cream. If you become pregnant whilst using the cream, speak to a doctor immediately.


How should Hydrocortisone Cream be used?

Apply to cream in a thin layer to the affected area of the skin 2-3 times a day. For children, only use for 5-7 days at a time. This cream should not be used on the face, on the genitals, bottom, on broken or infected skin, or any fungal infections.


Are there any side effects?

As with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects when using. Potential side effects include:

  • An allergic reaction – including swelling in the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Blurred vision
  • Skin changing colour
  • More hair growth

If you notice any side effects when using, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?

You do not need a prescription for 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 Hydrocortisone Cream is the best choice for you.


More Information

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

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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Customers can read our full returns policy by clicking here

Having a skin condition is uncomfortable for a number of reasons. It looks unpleasant, it can be itchy, irritating and be extremely sensitive. These conditions can be caused by a number of different conditions, but they can be treated in a number of different ways as well.

If you have dry skin that always seems to happen in the same area and drives you up the wall with that itchy, scratchy feeling, then you could have eczema.

But what is eczema, and what makes this condition different from just regular patches of dry skin?

Today, we’re going to find out more about eczema, what it is, and what it means for your skin.

This product is suitable for use on itchy and inflamed skin as long as it is not broken.

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