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Hydrocortisone is a treatment used for skin conditions and irritations. The cream contains a corticosteroid that helps reduce swelling and inflammation.
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What is Hydrocortisone 1%?
Hydrocortisone is a steroid medicine and can be used to treat many inflammation responses in the body. The topical form of Hydrocortisone is used to treat several skin conditions including eczema, contact dermatitis, heat rash, insect bites/stings, psoriasis and nappy rash.
How does it work?
The cream works by calming down the body's immune responses. This then lessens the symptoms of the aggravated skin (pain, itching and swelling).
Is Hydrocortisone 1% suitable for me?
If you're experiencing any symptoms of eczema or other dry skin conditions, Hydrocortisone could be right for you. Suitable for most adults and children over 10 years.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
- Burning or stinging for a few minutes while applying the cream/ointment.
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.
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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Hydrocortisone.
For cream and ointment:
- Apply thinly once or twice a day to eczema for a maximum of 2 weeks (maximum of 5 days on the face)
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Hydrocortisone 1% Patient Leaflet
How it works
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Can I use Hydrocortisone Cream on my face?
Hydrocortisone cream can be used on the face, but it is important to use a very low-strength preparation and to apply it only to the areas of skin that are affected by eczema. You should also avoid using it on broken or inflamed skin. If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
How long does it take for Hydrocortisone to work?
Hydrocortisone usually begins to work within a few hours. However, it may take several days for the full effect to be seen. If you do not see any improvement after 7 days, or if your condition worsens, stop using hydrocortisone and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Can I use Hydrocortisone for haemorrhoids?
Hydrocortisone can be used to treat haemorrhoids. It works by reducing inflammation and swelling. Hydrocortisone is available as a cream, ointment, or suppository. You can apply it to the affected area up to 4 times per day.
Can Hydrocortisone be used to treat eczema?
Hydrocortisone is a steroid medication that can be used to treat eczema. It works by reducing inflammation and swelling. Hydrocortisone is available as a cream, ointment, or lotion. You can apply it to the affected area of skin up to 4 times per day.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.
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