Hydrocortisone 1%

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Eczema is an inflammation of the skin. It causes red, itchy skin. You should refrain from scratching or picking at the rash, as this can cause it to seep and eventually crust over. Eczema can arise at any age, though is much more common in children. It is the term given to multiple different types of skin conditions. It predominantly refers to two main types: Atopic Eczema and Contact Dermatitis. The most common type is Atopic Eczema.

Hydrocortisone ointment is a mild topical corticosteroid. It is used to treat mild inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Hydrocortisone is the active ingredient present in the medicine. It is termed as topical steroid which is used in addition to moisturisers for treating inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema. It relieves the symptoms of the condition. Hydrocortisone is available as a cream and ointment. It is not recommended for children under 10 and pregnant females.

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  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Apply the ointment once or twice a day for 7 days (or as prescribed by the doctor)
  • Apply a thin layer of the medicine
  • Do not use the medicine for more than 7 days
  • Consult a doctor if no improvement is seen after 7 days

If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Allergic reaction

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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Can eczema be cured?

NO. There is currently no cure that exists which can completely cure eczema. You can, however, opt towards treatment or undertake self-care techniques (such as keeping skin cleansed) which can often reduce symptoms and keep them at bay.

Is it contagious?

Eczema is not contagious in any way. If a child becomes infected they should not be restrained from interacting with friends or other people.

If infected, where would eczema become visible?

If an infant was to become infected, they would primarily be affected in the areas which are most exposed, such as the cheeks, forehead, and chin. In children who become infected, it’d be between folds of skin where eczema would usually sprout; such areas include the elbows, hands, neck, torso and behind the knees. In adults, it is the face, neck and/or hands that will become infected.

What happens to eczema when a child grows older?

A child who suffers from eczema should generally see their infection fade after the age of seven; this is applicable to 80% of fitting cases. However, it is likely that they will still suffer from a persistently dry skin throughout their lives. It’s possible for a significantly stressful event/conflict to cause eczema to reappear in the future.

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