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Hydrocortisone vs. Polysporin for Rash

Hydrocortisone

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Other Names: Cortef   Cortaid   Preparation H   Anti Itch   Scalpicin

Polysporin

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 56,206 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 10,064 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Cortisol (hydrocortisone) is a corticosteroid hormone, or glucocorticoid, produced by the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress (medicine) and a low level of blood glucocorticoids. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through g... Read more on Wikipedia
Polysporin is a line of antibiotic ointments produced by Johnson & Johnson used in the prevention of infection and speeding the healing of wounds. The original formulation contains bacitracin and polymyxin B.In the United States, Polysporin is less popul... Read more on Wikipedia
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I was also told I can resume daily tasks but no working...
...looks great. The itching I had was caused by an allergic reaction to the polysporin so now I'm using a 1% hydrocortisone cream. I was also told I can resume daily tasks but no working out yet. I...
And what do you reccomend I use as a cream hydrocortisone
...burning while urinating. Using polysporin ointment, some relief. Will hydrocortizone help? ...when I pee. I have been putting polysporin ointment which I ...do you reccomend I use as a cream ...
regular hydrocortisone was, so I guess she was good for...
...The derm gave me a tube of \"nerisone oily ...much better than regular hydrocortisone was, so I guess she was good for something! lol The plastic surgery resident said to put polysporin on the ...
after hydrocortisone did nothing for me! I tried Benedryl...
...help after hydrocortisone did nothing for me! I tried Benedryl too and it didn't help. I was in agony with the itching so I was putting something on regardless of my instructions. I was careful...
polysporin, and hydrocortisone. It works really well. Make...
...I still have some discomfort. Nothing like ...of monistat or lotrimin, polysporin, and hydrocortisone. It works really well. Make ...before nursing! Also I found ibuprofen helps with the disc...
ointment for cracked and sore nipples. It's helped...
...consultant recommended polysporin (similar to neosporin) and 1% hydrocortisone ointment for cracked and sore nipples. It's helped me a...
said I could use some hydrocortisone when itchy but not...
...nipple and Doc said to use Polysporin (not sure if ...little itchy too. They said I could use some hydrocortisone when itchy but not too much as supposedly Hydrocortisone thins the skin--who kne...
Doctor said use hydrocortisone Cream for the inflammation,...
...a month now. Doctor said use hydrocortisone Cream for the inflammation, miconazole cream to ...yeast infection that started it, then polysporin to to help with ...don't use the hydrocortisone...
on her nipples. I made the mixture and it is really helping...
...equal parts of Gyne-Lotrimin, Polysporin and Hydrocortisone and put the mixture on her nipples. I made the mixture and it is really helping! As well I'm ...On Monday I was in so much pain that...
prescribed hydrocortisone cream. that worked wonders. i'd...
...had an allergic reaction post op as ...strips, but from the polysporin i was told to ...(clear/crystalizing fluid) ANYWAY... i was prescribed hydrocortisone cream. that worked wonders. i'd...
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