Use Hydrocortisone cream exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has advised.
Always check with your GP or pharmacist if you are not sure how to use Hydrocortisone cream.
For external use only. Wash your hands after use unless the hands are being treated.
Use sparingly over a small area once or twice a day for a maximum period of one week.
Consult your GP if the condition has not improved after one week.
Hydrocortisone cream is anti-inflammatory and is used to treat inflammation of the skin (such as skin rash and blisters ), contact allergic dermatitis, insect bite reactions and mild to moderate eczema. It reduces pain, swelling and inflammation caused by certain conditions.
Hydrocortisone cream should not be used if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of the ingredients in this cream. Hydrocortisone cream should also not be used:
- by children under the age of 10 without medical supervision. Treatment of children should be restricted to no more than 7 days.
- on cut or infected skin such as cold sores, herpes, impetigo (bacterial skin infection), athlete’s foot, chicken pox, ringworm or thrush.
- on the eyes, face or ano-genital area.
- if you have acne.
under a water or air tight dressing as this may increase the absorption of hydrocortisone through the skin.
No, you don’t need a prescription to order Hydrocortisone cream online.
However, Hydrocortisone cream is a Pharmacy Only medicine, meaning it can only be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist, and you will need to answer a few health related questions. This is so that our pharmacists can make sure that this cream is safe and suitable for you to use.
You should ask your GP for advice before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Ask your GP or pharmacist before drinking alcohol while using Hydrocortisone cream as alcohol may increase the risk of side effects.
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