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Hydrocortisone vs. Polysporin for Rash

Hydrocortisone

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Other Names: Cortef   Cortaid   Preparation H   Anti Itch   Cortifoam

Polysporin

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Other Names: Double Antibiotic
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 54,447 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 9,728 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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166 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
fast healing, and the hydrocortisone helps relieve the...
...I second the recommendation of hydrocortisone/antibacterial ointment (I use polysporin antibacterial ointment). It really does promote fast healing, and the hydrocortisone helps relieve the...
so now I'm using a 1% hydrocortisone cream. I was also...
...my incision and said everything 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...
cream and apply to the affected area sparingly. It will help...
...with Polysporin and a vaginal anti thrush cream and apply to the affected area sparingly. It will help you...
mixed with polysporin helped better than the prescription...
...that age on his cheek too! We found that hydrocortisone cream mixed with polysporin helped better than the prescription the dr. gave us......
hydrocortisone anti-itch cream. It really worked for me....
...recommended a combination of polysporin and hydrocortisone anti-itch cream. It really worked for me....
so i've been applying polysporin to my raw skin...
...been applying polysporin to my ...up with makeup. Will it hurt to use hydrocortisone cream on them to take away the redness...can you appy hydrocortisone cream beneath polysporin? Any help...o...
polysporin, and hydrocortisone. It works really well. Make...
...and I still have some discomfort. Nothing like in ...parts of monistat or lotrimin, polysporin, and hydrocortisone. It works really well. Make sure ...Also I found ibuprofen helps with the di...
while urinating. Using polysporin ointment, some relief....
...minora, burning while urinating. Using polysporin ointment, some relief. Will ...burns when I pee. I have been putting polysporin ointment which I ve ...do you reccomend I use as a cream hydr...
but consider: polysporin (helps scarring and infection)...
...best, but consider: polysporin (helps scarring and infection) Hydrocortison(sp?) cream (good for allergic rashes, itchy rashes,insect bites) Zinc Oxyde cream (for diaper rashes, but it...
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...
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