If yes, what else works as well without the side affects?
No, it's not a lifetime limitation. Hydrocortisone or other topical steroids should only be used for up to 2 weeks and then you should have a break from using the topical steroid. You can use it again in a couple of weeks, but again just use it for 2 weeks and then have a break. If symptoms persist please see your doctor.
- Hydrocortisone Information for Consumers
- Hydrocortisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydrocortisone (detailed)
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