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User Reviews for Hydrocortisone topical

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

Hydrocortisone topical has an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 from a total of 46 ratings on Drugs.com. 61% of those users who reviewed Hydrocortisone topical reported a positive effect, while 14% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Hemorrhoids  
7.5
13 reviews 129 medications
Eczema  
8.9
12 reviews 244 medications
Dermatitis  
5.9
7 reviews 314 medications
Pruritus  
8.3
4 reviews 297 medications
Atopic Dermatitis  
5.0
3 reviews 240 medications
Psoriasis  
6.0
2 reviews 317 medications
Skin Rash  
7.0
2 reviews 109 medications
Anal Itching  
8.0
1 reviews 164 medications
Gingivitis  
1 reviews 14 medications
Intertrigo  
8.0
1 reviews 75 medications
Summary of Hydrocortisone topical reviews 7.4 46 reviews

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Reviews for Hydrocortisone topical

Worst · Taken for less than 1 month February 6, 2021

Procto-Med HC (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “Too expensive. Size of product too small. But it worked. Larger can years ago”

7 / 10
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
CountryRoads · Taken for less than 1 month January 23, 2020

Proctosol-HC (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “This stuff is magic!”

10 / 10
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
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!?”

1 / 10
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
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
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
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
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
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.”

6 / 10
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
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.”

1 / 10
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.”

10 / 10
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
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.”

1 / 10
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.”

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.”

4 / 10
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
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
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)”

10 / 10
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
Anonymous December 26, 2009

Proctosol-HC (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “Much better than Preparation H or any other type of Hemorrhoid Cream”

10 / 10
Anonymous September 17, 2010

Proctosol-HC (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “Almost immediate relief, long lasting.”

8 / 10
Jimmy can't sit still October 17, 2014

Proctosol-HC (hydrocortisone) for Hemorrhoids: “Immediatly soothes the pain.”

10 / 10
JOM · Taken for less than 1 month October 25, 2018

For Intertrigo: “Helped stop the itching and went from red and starting to smell to pink and no smell within 4 applications”

8 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 27, 2016

Cortizone-10 (hydrocortisone) for Eczema: “I have always had eczema since a child and have tried different medications but none like this one. It is amazing!”

10 / 10
nelady July 18, 2013

Cortizone-10 (hydrocortisone) for Pruritus: “I suffer from Pruritus, a side effect to oxycodone. Cortizone cream is very effective. Stops itching immediately, with no unpleasant odor and is instantly absorbed into the skin. Hope this helps.”

10 / 10

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