For the instant relief of itchy, dry and red skin due to eczema and dermatitis
Suitable for Adults and Children over 10 years
Active Ingredients: Hydrocortisone 1%
Hydrocortisone Cream is a smooth white cream for application to the skin only. It’s perfect for use on areas that are red, irritated, or itchy. Hydrocortisone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids, which work to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Hydrocortisone Cream is used to reduce inflammation in a variety of inflammatory skin conditions, such as:
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis is a chronic and sometimes remitting condition that primarily affects the skins surface layers. People who suffer from this type of skin inflammation will often experience symptoms such as an itchy red rash which can be found in many places on their bodies including behind knees or elbows where there are large amounts humidity for extended periods each day
Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema that arises when someone comes into contact with something they’re allergic to. It usually clears up on its own or can be treated by avoiding the trigger substance and applying creams as needed for relief from symptoms like dry skin irritation, scaling/burning sensations.
When you have a flare-up of eczema or dermatitis, your skin may become itchy and inflamed. This could cause the symptoms that include:
It is important to keep your skin moisturized in order for it not have an adverse reaction. Skin specialists often advise people with eczema or dermatitis use emollient (moisturizing) products like cream and bath oils, which can help prevent flare-ups. It’s also wise that you avoid soap as these could irritate the condition more than anything else does already!
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, suspect you are pregnant or breast-feeding
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The price of Hydrocortisone Cream 1% is £1.99
You can buy Hydrocortisone Cream 1% at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.
This medicine is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Hydrocortisone Cream 1% but you might be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket.
Always use this medicine exactly as instructed in this leaflet. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Not for use by children under 10 years of age without medical advice.
For application to the surface of the skin only:
1. Wash your hands thoroughly before use.
2. Apply the cream sparingly to the affected area, once or twice a day for a maximum of 7 days.
Massage the cream gently into the affected area to help absorption into the skin.
3. Once applied, do not cover the area with a dressing or plaster.
If the condition has not improved after 7 days, or worsens, consult your doctor.
If you use more Hydrocortisone Cream than you should
If you or a child accidentally swallow the cream, contact your doctor or nearest hospital immediately. Take the
packet with you to help identification.
If you forget to use Hydrocortisone Cream
If you miss a treatment, apply the cream as soon as you remember, and apply the remaining doses for that
day at evenly spaced intervals.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist
Before you use hydrocortisone cream
Do not use Hydrocortisone Cream:
• if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
• if you have a bacterial infection (e.g. impetigo), viral infection (e.g. cold sores ‘herpes simplex’,
chicken pox) or fungal infection (e.g. tinea, also called ‘athlete’s foot’, ringworm or thrush) of the skin.
• on your face or near your eyes, on the anal or genital region, or on broken skin.
Take special care with Hydrocortisone Cream
Hydrocortisone Cream is not suitable for use in the following:
• allergic skin reactions including temporary red or raised areas on your skin (short lived ‘wheal and
• conditions involving the deeper skin layers, such as granulomas
• psoriasis (long term scaly skin condition); only use this product on medical advice and with careful
supervision by your doctor.
Do not cover the area with a plaster or dressing of any kind after application of Hydrocortisone Cream.
Take great care to apply the cream sparingly to the skin of infants or children, especially in the nappy area
which can be covered for long periods. Covering the treated area can increase absorption. Treatment for
infants must not exceed 7 days.
Do not apply the product to your face for long periods of time.
Other medicines and Hydrocortisone Cream
Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Tell your doctor if you are or may be pregnant. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine during
pregnancy. There is a very small risk of abnormalities in the unborn child if this product is used during pregnancy. If you are breast-feeding, do not apply the product to your chest area.
Hydrocortisone Cream contains chlorocresol and cetostearyl alcohol
• chlorocresol – may cause allergic reactions
• cetomacrogol emulsifying wax – which contains cetostearyl alcohol – may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
Like all medicines, Hydrocortisone Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
You may notice the following:
• rash, itchy skin, swelling of the lips, eyes, tongue, or difficulty in breathing may be signs of an
allergic reaction. Stop using Hydrocortisone Cream immediately.
• ‘stretch marks’ may appear, especially in skin folds such as the groin or armpits.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed
in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
What Hydrocortisone Cream contains:
• The active substance is hydrocortisone and the cream contains 10 mg in every 1 g (1%).
• The other ingredients are Cetomacrogol Emulsifying Wax, chlorocresol, liquid paraffin, Macrogol 300, white soft paraffin and purified water (see end of Section 2 for further information).
What Hydrocortisone Cream looks like and contents of the pack
The product is a smooth, white cream and is available in aluminium tubes containing 15 g.
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