Contains active ingredient : Hydrocortisone Acetate 1%
Hydrocortisone is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. These medicines reduce inflammation in the skin by preventing the release of inflammatory substances from the skin cells. These substances are important in the immune system, and are released as a result of allergy or irritation. They cause blood vessels to widen, resulting in the affected area of skin becoming red, swollen and itchy, as is seen in dermatitis or eczema. By decreasing the release of these inflammatory substances in the skin, hydrocortisone reduces inflammation and relieves itching.
There is a range of potencies of corticosteroids applied to the skin. Hydrocortisone is classed as a mild corticosteroid. It is used to treat a wide variety of inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis.
What is it used for?
Mild to moderate eczema and dermatitis.
Reactions to insect bites and stings.
Allergic contact dermatitis.
Irritant contact dermatitis.
Hydrocortisone cream and ointment can also be used to treat various other mild inflammatory skin conditions such as those below, but only when prescribed by a doctor:
Childhood atopic eczema.
Size : 5 g /tube
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