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Hydrocortisone is available over the counter and by prescription at higher strengths. Hydrocortisone is sometimes used to treat dermatological symptoms in people with food allergies.

Hydrocortisone is a low-potency corticosteroid. It is believed that Hydrocortisone works by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Follow your doctor’s instructions or the directions on the package when using Hydrocortisone.

Hydrocortisone is applied topically in the form of ointment, spray, gel, lotion, or cream.

Side effects
Hydrocortisone is known to cause side effects including acne, itching, burning, color change, and cracking or drying of the skin.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Hydrocortisone Topical – MedlinePlus

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