Hydrocortisone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Hydrocortisone topical is used to treat inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis.

There are many brands and forms of hydrocortisone topical available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet.

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  • Ala-Cort, Ala-Scalp HP, Aquanil HC, Beta HC, Caldecort, Cortaid, Cortaid Maximum Strength, Cortizone-5, Dermarest Plus Anti-Itch, Dermasorb HC, Dermtex HC, Gynecort Maximum Strength, Instacort, Itch-X Lotion, Locoid, Pandel, Pediaderm HC, Recort Plus, Sarnol-HC, Scalacort, Texacort, U-Cort, Westcort
  • More common
    Skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
    stinging
    Less common
    Burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
    cough or hoarseness
    dry skin
    fever or chills
    itching in the genital or other skin areas
    lower back or side pain
    painful or difficult urination
    rash
    rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
    skin irritation
    Incidence not known
    Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
    itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
    redness and scaling around the mouth
    thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on facial or intertriginous areas
    Some hydrocortisone topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    Less common
    Diarrhea
    indigestion
    loss of appetite
    nausea or vomiting
    passing of gas
    stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort
    Incidence not known
    Acne or pimples
    burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
    burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
    increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
    lightening of normal skin color
    lightening of treated areas of dark skin
    reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
    softening of the skin
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