Nutracort (Topical)

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Nutracort (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Nutracort (Topical)

Nutracort (Topical) Medication Classification


Nutracort (Topical) Brandname

Desowen, Cyclocort, Hytone, Hydrocortisone, Kericort 10, Instacort-10, Recort Plus, Cortizone-10 Maximum Strength, Cortaid Intensive Therapy, Cortizone-10 Plus Maximum Strength, Cortaid Maximum Strength, Summer's Eve Specialcare, Hydrozone Plus, Dermarest

Nutracort (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Treats skin swelling, redness, itching, and discomfort caused by insect bites, poison ivy, mild burns, skin rashes, sunburn, and other reasons.

When To Not Use Nutracort (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to medicines such as hydrocortisone, triamcinolone, or betamethasone. You should not use this medicine on a baby. It may be absorbed through the skin and cause harmful side effects. You should not use to treat chicken pox or for a vaginal itch when you also have a discharge.

How Should You Use Nutracort (Topical)

Pad, Stick, Tape, Cream, Foam, Shampoo, Gel/Jelly, Aerosol, Lotion, Oil, Ointment, Liquid, Spray

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • If you are using this medicine with a prescription, the medicine might come with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away. Some forms of this medicine should not be used on diaper rash or inside the vagina or rectum. If you are not sure what body areas you can use this medicine on, ask your pharmacist.
  • For the cream, liquid, lotion, ointment, or gel: Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub it in gently. You might need to shake the liquid or lotion before using it.
  • For the spray or foam: Do not inhale the spray. Do not use the spray or foam near heat or open flame, or while smoking. Do not puncture, break, or burn the can.
  • For the shampoo: Wet hair and scalp thoroughly with water. Work the shampoo into a lather and gently massage it over your whole scalp for the correct number of minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly.
  • For the tape: Apply the correct amount of tape directly on your skin and leave it on your skin. You will need to change the tape once or twice a day, depending on the problem being treated. Do not put tape on skin creases, such as your underarm area.
  • This medicine might come with a special applicator (a tool for applying the medicine). Make sure you understand how to use the applicator. If you are not sure, ask your pharmacist.
  • Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to.
  • If this medicine is to be used on the diaper area of a child, avoid using tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Nutracort (Topical) Storage

Store Nutracort (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Nutracort (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Nutracort (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not use any other medicine that contains a steroid while you are using this medicine, unless your doctor has told you to.
  • Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated skin areas.

Nutracort (Topical) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Before using this medicine, let your doctor know if you have diabetes, stomach ulcer, or tuberculosis (TB).
  • You may be more likely to have side effects from this medicine if you are over 60 years of age.
  • You should not use this medicine for a longer period of time than your doctor ordered.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms get worse, or do not clear up after 7 days of treatment.

Nutracort (Topical) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Red or swollen skin
  • Pus or blisters on skin
  • Acne
  • Burning, itching, or peeling skin

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Alex, Alex - 01/12/2014

Hidroquinone does NOT contain mreucry. Hydroquinone is a strong chemical that will probably be banned soon in the USA (it has already been banned in other countries) but not because it contains mreucry. Its use may lead to hyperpigmentation in people with dark skin. Below is my guide on skin lightening.Good luck and best wishesHannahSkin lighteners, skin whiteners and skin brighteners are different names given to a type of product that decreases skin pigmentation. Skin color is mainly determined by the amount and type of the melanin in the skin.There are two kinds of people looking for skin lighteners: those who have irregular pigmentation, resulting from age spots and/or melasma, and those who are not content with the color of their skin (too yellow, too dark).The short story:There are several mechanisms by which a substance can help to lighten the skin color but most of them work by suppressing melanin synthesis Some chemicals are very effective but can be irritating or are known to have undesirable side effects. For example, strong chemicals may end up bleaching the skin permanently and irregularly, or increasing pigmentation in spots, both permanent unwanted effects. So it is very important to prevent these bad results. The best way is to avoid using strong chemicals like hydroquinone, especially in types of skin known to react badly, like African American and dark Latino skin.Because melanin synthesis increases as a response to stress of several kinds, like UV and oxidants, avoid the sun and use sunblock. You should also know that skin lighteners will not destroy existing melanin, so you will have to wait until your skin renews itself to be able to see the lighter skin.There are a number of excellent natural and synthetic chemicals that can help. If you have isolated hyperpigmented spots, use the skin lightener only on those areas. The same if you have melasma, a type of skin hyperpigmentation caused by hormonal changes brought about by pregnancy or the use of the pill .Some excellent actives areAzeloyl glycine (will also accelerate skin renewal), kojic acid dipalmitate (an easy to use and stable version of kojic acid), arbutin (the active chemical in bearberry extract), licorice root extract, gamma aminobutyric acid, melatonin, glutathione and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. By using several of these actives, your chances of success increase, because melanin content of your skin will decrease through inhibition of several steps rather than just one.UPDATE: the combination of N-acetyl glucosamine and niacinamide, besides increasing synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid, also decreases hyperpigmentation, age spots and uneven melanin distribution.If you want to make your life easier, get Skin Actives Scientific skin lightening cream , which contains liquorice, glutathione, arbutin, melatonin, MAP and kojic acid dipalmitate, and more.Remember the following rules:Rule number 1: be patient, do not expect fast results, because only the new skin will be lighter.Rule number 2: do not expect to look like Michael Jackson. His skin is sick, having lost its natural melanocytes. He probably had vitiligo, an immune disease in which the body kills its melanocytes, leading to white spots, and his doctors probably killed the rest to lead to an homogeneous white skin that lacks melanin, a sort of artificial albinism.Questions and answersQ: Hi, I read your guide on peels and I had a question. I did a TCA peel and I have a brown spot now (it has been 3 months since the peel) where the peel was preformed. Is there a way to get rid of it?A: If you had the TCA done by a dermatologist or esthetician, go and see the practitioner. TCA is dangerous and I am surprised that it is sold on Ebay like if it were nothing.Hyperpigmentation as a response to stress (in this case a chemical burn) is more common in dark skin. Try to avoid the sun and use on that patch the skin ligthening kit we sell.