Hydrocortisone comes as ointment, cream, lotion, liquid, gel, antibacterial bolt towelette, and aerosol for use on the skin; foam, suppositories, cream, ointment, and bang for abdominal use; and adhesive for use in the mouth.
Hydrocortisone is usually acclimated one to four times a day for derma problems.
For aperture sores, it usually is activated two or three times a day afterwards commons and at bedtime. If aperture sores do not activate to alleviate aural 7 days, alarm your doctor.
For colitis, hydrocortisone usually is acclimated every night or alert a day (every morning and night) for 2 or 3 weeks. Although colitis affection may advance aural 3 to 5 days, 2 to 3 months of approved bang use may be required. Alarm your doctor if your colitis affection do not advance aural 3 weeks.
For proctitis, hydrocortisone usually is acclimated one or two times a day for 2 to 3 weeks, again if all-important every added day until your action improves. Proctitis affection may advance aural 5 to 7 days.
For hemorrhoids, hydrocortisone usually is acclimated alert a day (every morning and night) for 2 to 6 days.
Follow the admonition on the characterization carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any allotment that you do not understand. Use hydrocortisone absolutely as directed. Do not use added or beneath of it or use it added generally than assigned by your doctor.
If you acquired hydrocortisone afterwards a decree and your action does not advance aural 7 days, stop application it and alarm your doctor.
Call your doctor if any breadth advised with hydrocortisone gets worse or if redness, swelling, or arising of pus develops.
To use hydrocortisone ointment, cream, lotion, liquid, or gel on your skin, ablution or absorb the afflicted breadth thoroughly afore applying the medication, unless it irritates your skin. Again administer sparingly in a attenuate blur and rub it in gently.
To use the lotion, liquid, or gel on your scalp, allotment your hair, administer a baby bulk of the anesthetic on the afflicted area, and rub it in gently. Protect the breadth from abrasion and abrading until the medication dries. You may ablution your hair as accepted but not appropriate afterwards applying the medicine.