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Hydrocortizone is a common misspelling of hydrocortisone.

What is hydrocortisone (hydrocortizone)?

Hydrocortisone (hydrocortizone) creams and lotions contain a corticosteroid that relieves a variety of itchy rashes and inflammatory skin conditions. Hydrocortisone (hydrocortizone) works by depressing the formation, release, and activity of different cells and chemicals in the body that cause swelling, redness, and itching.

Hydrocortisone (hydrocortizone) topical preparations are used to treat inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis.

Hydrocortisone (hydrocortizone) rectal is also used together with other medications to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and other inflammatory conditions of the lower intestines and rectal area.

Hydrocortisone (hydrocortizone) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Hydrocortisone (hydrocortizone) topical side effects may include drying or cracking of the skin, acne, itching, burning and change in skin color.

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