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Anusol Hc (Hydrocortisone)

Over-the-counter
Treats itchy or irritated skin.

Anusol Hc (Hydrocortisone) is a good topical steroid to try for treating minor rashes or skin irritation.

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Upsides
  • Relieves itchy and irritated skin.
  • Doesn't cause the same types of side effects that oral forms of steroids do.
  • It's available over the counter in the drugstore.
  • Most people have very few side effects.
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Downsides
  • It's not a strong steroid, so it doesn't work for everyone.
  • When used longer than a week, it can cause skin-thinning and make it harder for broken skin to heal.
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Used for
  • Skin inflammation
  • Itching
  • Adrenal insufficiency Allergic rhinitis
  • Seasonal or perennial Asthma Carditis (Acute)
  • Rheumatic Disorder of endocrine system Disorder of eye Disorder of gastrointestinal tract Disorder of hematopoietic structure Disorder of respiratory system Disorder of skin Drug allergy Exacerbation of multiple sclerosis (Acute) Inflammatory disorder of musculoskeletal system Neoplastic disease Nephrotic syndrome
  • Idiopathic or lupus erythematosus-induced Systemic lupus erythematosus Transfusion reaction due to serum protein reaction Trichinosis
  • With neurologic or myocardial involvement Tuberculosis of meninges; Adjunct
Dosage forms
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Lotion
  • Topical solution
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
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Side effects
The Anusol Hc (Hydrocortisone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Oralone (Triamcinolone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Increased risk for infections

    Long-term treatment

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Kaposi's sarcoma

    Long-term treatment

  • Bone effects

    Dose of Anusol Hc (Hydrocortisone)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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