Hydrocortisone Cream 1% effectively treats itchy, irritated or inflamed skin caused by insect bites, mild to moderate eczema and contact or allergic dermatitis. Hydrocortisone belongs to a group of medicines called topical corticosteroids. These work by calming the inflammation that occurs during certain skin conditions or reactions.
Hydrocortisone Cream 1% contains the same active ingredient as HC45 cream which retails for £3.49 in chemists and supermarkets. Hydrocortisone cream acts by altering the body's responses to inflammatory reactions. It is an effective treatment that reduces inflammation and relieves itching and irritation for up to 12 hours. Hydrocortisone cream also promotes healing, due to Insect bites, mild to moderate eczema, detergent hands, nickel allergy, plant allergy, strong detergent chemicals and dermatitis. How does it work? This medicine contains the active ingredient hydrocortisone acetate, which is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are medicines used for reducing inflammation. Inflammation of the skin happens due to irritation, resulting in the irritated area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful. When hydrocortisone is applied to the skin it reduces the swelling, redness and the itch. What is it used for? Hydrocortisone is a mild corticosteroid that is applied to the skin to treat a wide variety of inflammatory skin disorders, such as eczema or insect bite reactions. Eczema Reactions to insect bites and stings Skin inflammation due to allergies or irritants (allergic or irritant dermatitis) Product images shown are for illustration purposes only and may differ slightly from actual product appearance. How can you sell this item for so much less than my local chemist? We keep our overheads to a minimum, ensure the margins added are fair and work on larger sale volumes than a local chemist. All these measures provide major cost saving benefits to the consumer. Our prices on this medication are based on the non branded version of HC45 Cream. HC45 Cream's active ingredient is 1% Hydrocortisone which actually provides the desired effects. Does your medication give me the same effect as the branded version? Absolutely. When a pharmaceutical company develops a drug it is given unique rights to sell it for a number of years. Once that ends any company can make it providing they meet the regulations. Therefore, over the counter drugs have identical medical properties regardless of brand, packaging and advertising. The key is the active' ingredient - the chemical that actually treats the symptom. Protections and quality control apply equally to all branded and non branded products. The non branded product must meet the same quality standards as the branded version. Packaging may vary, but the items are identical and the results will be the same. Dr. Chris Steele GP, the resident Doctor on ITV1's This Morning agrees: The key is the active ingredient. Look on the brand you know, note the active ingredient and then check it's the same one at the same dose as the generic brand."
How do I use Hydrocortisone 1% Cream: Use sparingly on small areas, once or twice a day for a maximum of 7 days.
Caution before using Hydrocortisone Cream 1%: Do not use on eyes or face, anal or genital areas, or on broken or infected skin; e.g. impetigo, cold sores, acne or athletes foot. Do not use in pregnancy or on children under 10 without medical advice. If the condition does not improve, or anything unusual happens, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
The active ingredient in Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone 1% w/w
Possible side effects when using Hydrocortisone Cream 1%: Most people find using this cream causes no problems when used in the right amount for the correct length of time. If you find your condition gets worse during treatment you may be allergic to the cream or have a skin infection. Stop using the cream and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Using more than the correct amount may: Thin the skin so that it damages easily Allow the active ingredient to pass through the skin and affect other parts of the body In very rare cases, a change in the colour of the skin, or increased growth of hair in areas where the cream is used have been reported. If you feel unwell or have any unusual discomfort you do not understand, tell your doctor as soon as possible.
Hydrocortisone Cream 1%
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