What is in this leaflet
1. What Hydrocortisone cream is and what it is used for 2. Before you use Hydrocortisone cream
3. How to use Hydrocortisone cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hydrocortisone cream
6. Contents of the pack and other information
WHAT HYDROCORTISONE CREAM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Hydrocortisone cream contains Hydrocortisone
that 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 may be used for treating various skin conditions including: eczema, dermatitis, intertrigo (irritation between skin folds), insect bite reactions, inflammation of the external ear, prurigo nodularis (a long term skin condition were very itchy lumps appear), neurodermatoses (itchy skin becomes thick due to scratching) and nappy rash.