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User Reviews for Hydrocortisone topical

Also known as: Anusol-HC, Proctozone HC, Anusol-HC Suppositories, Anucort-HC, Dermtex HC, Procto-Med HC, Cortizone-10, Ala-Cort, Vagisil Anti-Itch Creme Sensitive Skin Formula, Proctocort, Pandel, Locoid Lipocream, Scalpicin, Cortizone-5, Cortaid Intensive Therapy, Preparation H Anti-Itch Cream Hydrocortisone 1%, Hemmorex-HC, Ala-Scalp, NuCort, Neosporin Eczema Essentials Anti-Itch Cream, Cortizone-10 Intensive Healing Formula Locoid Texacort Ala-Scalp HP Cortaid with Aloe Aquanil HC Caldecort Itch-X Lotion Sarnol-HC Beta HC Bioelements Immediate Comfort Recort Anti-Itch Cream Aquax-H Dermarest Plus Anti-Itch Cortizone-10 Plus Hemril-30 U-Cort Cortaid Maximum Strength Gynecort Maximum Strength Dermarest Eczema Medicated Procto-Pak 1% NuCort with Aloe …show all brand names

Hydrocortisone topical has an average rating of 6.8 out of 10 from a total of 57 ratings on Drugs.com. 57% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 23% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Hemorrhoids  
6.7
19 reviews 130 medications
Eczema  
8.9
12 reviews 248 medications
Dermatitis  
5.7
7 reviews 317 medications
Pruritus  
8.3
4 reviews 298 medications
Psoriasis  
3.5
4 reviews 318 medications
Anal Itching  
4.5
3 reviews 164 medications
Atopic Dermatitis  
5.0
3 reviews 247 medications
Intertrigo  
9.0
2 reviews 75 medications
Skin Rash  
7.0
2 reviews 110 medications
Gingivitis  
1 reviews 14 medications
Summary of Hydrocortisone topical reviews 6.8 57 reviews

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Reviews for Hydrocortisone topical

Jeannette · Taken for less than 1 month · April 13, 2020

Proctosol-HC (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “I have hemorrhoids as I suffer constipation due to my endometriosis and I have tried all kinds of products for them. Many disappear on their own but there is one in specific that makes me desperate. My boyfriend gave me this cream and although I was skeptical, I tried it and it's magical. The second time I used it, it eased the burning and pain, on the third day all symptoms it has completely disappeared. I feel like I finally found the perfect product.”

10 / 10
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Tinibini · Taken for less than 1 month · December 20, 2019

Proctozone HC (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “My doctor prescribed this when I had a pretty bad hemorrhoid flare-up . It was supposed to shrink the tissue. Little did I know that this caused me extreme swelling, redness and horrible itchiness all over my genitalia after only one application on my hemorrhoids. I contacted the doctor asking if this could be an allergic reaction but she said it was likely from the sitzbaths I had been taking with Epsom salts so I continued using it for about 6 days and my symptoms got progressively worse! I will never use a steroid / hydrocortisone in my life again. After finding out about all the side effects, what good of use is this!?”

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refusing to be controlled anymore · Taken for less than 1 month · November 30, 2014

Proctosol-HC (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “After 2 hemorrhoid surgeries, this product was a life changer! I took the step to not let my hemorroids control my life anymore. The dr prescribed this as part of my after care. Its immediate and wonderful.”

10 / 10
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DoveBreath · Taken for less than 1 month · May 27, 2021

For Hemorrhoids: “My hemorrhoids have became worse with hydrocortisone, and has also cause two new ones to form. My hemorrhoids never bothered me until my doctor prescribed this medication to me. Now they’re immensely swollen and burn constantly. I really don’t recommend hydrocortisone for people who have reverse side effects to commonly used medications especially if you’re not sure if you are allergic to it or not.”

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KristenHdz · January 16, 2018

Cortizone-10 (hydrocortisone) for Eczema: “This is my preventative cream. I put this on problem areas daily: under the boobs, under the fat folds, between the "cheeks"... to prevent chafing and/or yeast infections that are provoked by sweat in the crevices. It is also my go-to for eczema outbreaks because it will usually "nip it in the bud" if I am diligent about applying it. AND, if I use it on my legs after shaving them, it will help prevent a lot of the itching that occurs whenever my legs are touched in any way. May I just say, "I really hate eczema".”

8 / 10
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painedbehind · Taken for less than 1 month · April 15, 2018

Anusol-HC Suppositories (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “4 boxes of Prep H= no results. Doctor prescribed Hydrocortisone AC 25mg Suppositories. Insurance does not cover (over $200.00.) Discovered Prescription Discount Coupons. I bought 12 @ $45.18 w/coupon. Most drug stores accept the coupons. Much better relief then Prep H. Use twice a day. Have bowel movement first. I'm doing Atkins Diet, so bad constipation, which does not help the condition. Now taking Colace, which helps. No fiber supplements, since they mess up Atkins Diet. In 6 weeks, I have lost 18 lbs. Felt so good that I went to the gym, just Treadmill and Elliptical for 5 miles. Felt itchy burning during workout, so I think exercise aggravated it, but exercise is good for constipation. Just bought another box of 12. Skipping exercise a few days this time. Stopping Atkins ''might'' help relieve the swelling, but I'm committed to losing weight. I will update if this site sends me a notification or I can find it again. Good luck. It is literally a ''pain in the buttocks.''”

8 / 10
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Chauffeur Lady · August 10, 2017

Anusol-HC Suppositories (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “Didn't do anything for me. Tried to work its way out before it completely dissolved. On day 4 of the treatment, I could no longer deal with the increased burning, pain and itching that I experienced. Also had some change in my BMs while on these suppositories, with increased need to go, therefore increased wiping and increased irritation. Seemed to do the opposite of what is was supposed to do.”

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Antonioking4726754456 · Taken for less than 1 month · November 27, 2015

For Eczema: “I wanted to take the time to provide you people with the knowledge about this stuff. I had small bumps (color was regular, white then pink it varies) all over my body. An area under my belly button, my arms, under my armpits, on my back, it was chaotic. When I used this stuff 2 days ago, I used half of the tube of it and I thought I seen results. Last night I used it again and I tell you that they are all just about gone. I had a horrible case on my neck, it is almost gone. So if you want to try something out, try this. I really hope that you get what you need and that it was from what I knew. I want what I went through to be of good reason, so it can help you when you go through it. Please, try hydrocortizone.”

10 / 10
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Brad · Taken for 10 years or more · April 15, 2018

For Eczema: “This medicine is good and bad to it. It will treat almost all sorts of eczema, skin allergies, psoriasis etc. The thing to note is that this medicine SHOULDN'T be used long term. If you use it over time your skin can thin. It might take 20 years but it could happen. You could also develop red skin syndrome. My advice is use it for when you need it and on areas that are not noticeable. I wouldn't use it on the face.”

7 / 10
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icchy. · January 27, 2018

Cortizone-10 (hydrocortisone) for Atopic Dermatitis: “I have been using Kirklands generic Hydrocortisone cream, which is basically equivalent, it is far cheaper to purchase this at Costcos, Its great for short term use, but not for long term for my atopic dermatitis, less effective if the rashes are leaking serous fluid/weeping - you need prescription strength medication. I used it on my face, because atopic dermatitis reguarly crops up on there. It clears it up in a few days of use, but your eczema/AD rashes will almost come back in a matter of days if your complacent on treatment. Also because cortisone it is not recommended on the face for long term treatment. I have noticed parts of my face have become softer than other parts of my skin, its a potential side effect if used long term, so be warned. Skin atrophy can happen with steroid weak as cortisone but requires months of use.”

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sqrrlygrl · Taken for less than 1 month · March 17, 2014

Anucort-HC (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “Needed to use the remaining suppositories, due to itching and minor bleeding from hard stool. Noticed blood sugar rising about 40 pts now that I stopped using it, condition somewhat better and sugars are lower.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous · March 16, 2010

For Eczema: “This product has been a miracle drug for my 1 yr old. Horrible Eczema...have refused to use this medicine previously, prescribed by doctor, instead trying natural remedies. Finally, I gave up, after about 9 months of trying to fight it naturally...after three applications of hydrocortisone 2.5%, his skin is COMPLETELY normal looking...again, COMPLETELY normal looking. I still HATE to use this on him, but I'm hoping it will be short-term as I find out the underlying cause. This product did in 1.5 days, what I haven't been able to do with natural remedies for 9 months. I feel defeated, but at the same time grateful that my son can now sleep through the night.”

10 / 10
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Hydrocures · Taken for less than 1 month · October 13, 2016

For Hemorrhoids: “Works extremely well. Only needed 1 per day for very inflamed throbbing hemorrhoids. Cleaned area also used witch hazel, very easy to insert. Alternate with liquid vitamin E. When swelling subsided push hemorrhoid back into rectum.”

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Anonymous · April 17, 2011

For Eczema: “My daughter is 6 yrs old and after spending a whole day in a Jacuzzi in Cuba, we spotted dry bumpy rashes all the over her limbs, back and torso. Rashes changed positions and were very itchy. She was later diagnosed with Eczema. HydroVal worked right away, I applied it twice daily directly on the rashes. Her skin cleared after one week. There were no side effects at all.”

10 / 10
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Ezpeezie · August 3, 2015

For Dermatitis: “This medication burned my scalp after a few days of using 1x/d. It made my condition worse & I experienced many of the side effects. When you read through all of the side effects as well as how adversely it can affect your health, proceed with caution.”

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Anonymous · September 27, 2011

For Pruritus: “We have a lot of mosquitoes in our area. They are very attracted to me and I develop quarter sized bumps shortly after being bitten. I have found that if I apply Hydrocortisone 1% cream to a mosquito bite as soon as possible the swelling and itching will be relieved within minutes. It is important to apply the cream prior to scratching the bite. I highly recommend using this cream; it makes my life here tolerable.”

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Hydrono · August 26, 2016

For Atopic Dermatitis: “review is for Hydrocortisone 1% ointment only. Target Up and up brand, 2 oz, 6dollars. ointments are more potent than cream versions, especially if you use some kind of dressing or salycic acid(i never tried both). I used this on my body, but it has significant effect on my ear DERMATITIS, cleared up the flakeyness, and dryness. But doesnt stop the itching though. This ointment is extremely greasy, because of the petroleum.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · November 28, 2021

For Hemorrhoids: “My doctor prescribed me Hydrocortisone Suppositories 25mg, for my Hemorrhoids; after taking 1 suppository for 3 days, instead of it getting better I could no longer even get another up in me, I had swollen so much and my anus itched and I was bleeding terrible for about 5 days with light diarrhea, until I finally gave in and went to see my doctor again, which we talked, I disagreed to do the surgery, she gave me some PH Cream; Today, almost 2 weeks from my last suppository given, I pooped a lot and there was clumps of what looked like white pencil in my poop, It was un-dissolved Suppositories. I feel so much better now and much lighter feeling after 3 bowel movements. I will never take a suppository again.”

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MSI_88888 · November 15, 2015

For Eczema: “I have been using this cream and also at the same time hydromol ointment. I use the ointment first and then 20mins later then I use the hydrocortisone. Tbh for short term effects it's amazing but for the long term effects it doesn't work as well. It's been 3 months and it's made my long term effects a little better. Can anyone tell how to stop my skin being dry so I wouldn't have to use the creams ever in the future. Thanks”

7 / 10
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QueenHaugh · February 17, 2009

For Dermatitis: “My doctor prescribed this for me because I have diabetes and am also having chemotheraphy for stage 4 liver cancer. I keep getting sores on my body that won't heal on their own. He thought this might work and it has been a miracle worker on my skin. It's helping with the healing and the time it takes to heal. I think it's a great product and ever so thankful that my doctor was sensitive enough to give me this so that I won't be embarrassed by my sores.”

8 / 10
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Steve1964 · March 6, 2017

For Anal Itching: “I am researching the PRESCRIPTION-strength suppository but I am having no luck on this site. I had the Rx but ran out. By the way, it is much better than the OTC variety. Also, I need it for itching or irritation, post-radiation therapy, not hemorrhoids, but there seems to be no category for that.”

8 / 10
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Pallethead · September 9, 2016

For Psoriasis: “Have periodic dry skin on my hands which leads to severe cracking. Understand if your issue is bacterial or fungal. Tried many fungal creams then bacterial cortisol. Works great, I use it almost every day. Hands are in great shape ( almost to soft lol)”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · March 18, 2022

For Hemorrhoids: “Went into the ER for hemorrhoids and the doctor prescribed 25 mg Hydrocortisone Acetone suppositories. It worked pretty much immediately after inserting it. However, the pain seems to keep coming back after about 12-24 hours. I’ve only been using 1 per day for 4 days, though. But yes, they’re working. I’m worried about after I run out.”

10 / 10
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Mike · July 13, 2021

For Intertrigo: “Been using 2% hydrocortisone ointment for 3 years. Still have a flare-up from time to time, but this DISEASE is controlled by Cetaphil and Hydrocortisone. Medics are trying to take the hydrocortisone away from me for a year now. Go figure”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · August 31, 2021

For Psoriasis: “Received the prescription removed cap on tube reversed same and screwed back on to pierce the tin foil. But cream will not eject yet looks open reached the costs from $1.29 to $4.0 depending where purchased I therefore cannot provide benefits”

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