Hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfur topical Side Effects
Applies to hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfur topical: topical kit
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfur topical: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe skin irritation after applying this medication.
Although the risk of serious side effects is low when hydrocortisone is applied to the skin, side effects can occur if the medication is absorbed into your bloodstream. Steroid side effects include:
headaches, back aches, weakness, confusion;
weight gain, roundness in your face;
increased acne or facial hair, itching or irritation around your mouth;
swelling, warmth, redness, oozing, or other signs of infection;
changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist);
menstrual problems (in women), impotence or loss of interest in sex (in men); or
high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss).
Less serious side effects of hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfur topical may include:
mild burning, itching, or irritation;
dryness or peeling of treated skin;
redness or crusting around hair follicles;
color changes in treated skin;
thinning of your skin; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Not all side effects for hydrocortisone / salicylic acid / sulfur topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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