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CORTATE CREAM (HYDROCORTISONE)

Description of Cortate Cream

Cortate Cream is an over-the-counter topical corticosteroid that is recommended to treat itchy, red, inflamed skin caused by eczema, psoriasis, bug bites, hemorrhoids, and many types of dermatitis. You need fast relief to stop the symptoms of itching and scratching to avoid a possible infection if you break the skin barrier.

Cortate Cream will not treat bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infections. Eczema and psoriasis also have triggers that can cause a flare-up of scaly, itchy, inflamed patches of skin that Cortate Cream will help soothe and calm down the symptoms of the affected areas, but it is not a cure.

How Cortate Cream Calms the Effects of Your Immune Response

The active ingredient of Cortate Cream is called Hydrocortisone and it works to block the effects of certain chemicals in your body that your immune system enlists when there is a threat or injury detected. These chemicals cause your blood vessels to dilate and fluid is leaked into your tissues at the target site. This causes the swelling as a way to isolate the intruder so other body tissues are not at risk. These chemicals also attract white blood cells that clear out germs and dead or damaged cells and inflammatory substances race to the area to begin the healing process.

Conditions Treated by Cortate Cream

Contact dermatitis can occur through skin contact with soaps, perfume, jewelry, and poison ivy or oak. You can develop a red, itchy rash at the point of contact. Your body’s defense system will eventually clear this up, but using Cortate Cream can hasten the process before you have scratched so much that you have broken skin or open sores. This is an invite to an infection unless you act before any skin is damaged. Avoidance is your best option for dealing with contact or allergic contact dermatitis.

Cortate Cream is good for treating flare-ups of eczema and psoriasis to bring the symptoms under control, then your doctor may recommend a low-dose maintenance cream, ointment, gel, or spray to apply for everyday use.

Before You Apply Cortate Cream

Ask your doctor about any risks associated with using Cortate Cream during pregnancy, if you become pregnant during the treatment period, or if you are breast feeding. To determine if Cortate Cream is safe for you, tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any current OTC or Rx medications you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements.

Proper Use of Cortate Cream

Cortate Cream is meant as a short-term treatment to avoid thinning of your skin that may occur from using any topical corticosteroid for longer than recommended. Do not share Cortate Cream or any medications with anyone else, even if they are displaying the same symptoms. The treated areas should not be covered or bandaged unless specified by your doctor and this can intensify the effects of the Hydrocortisone and cause possible adverse reactions.

Possible Side Effects of Cortate Cream

  • Stinging or irritation at application site
  • Folliculitis
  • Dryness

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