hydrocortisone

noun

hy·​dro·​cor·​ti·​sone ˌhī-drō-ˈkȯr-tə-ˌsōn How to pronounce hydrocortisone (audio) -ˌzōn How to pronounce hydrocortisone (audio)
: cortisol
especially : cortisol used pharmaceutically

Examples of hydrocortisone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Treatment Itching and irritation can be treated with an over-the-counter (OTC) 1% hydrocortisone skin cream. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 18 Jan. 2024 What is the difference between cortisone and hydrocortisone? Danielle Zoellner, Verywell Health, 5 Oct. 2023 Using over-the-counter creams or ointments with hydrocortisone or tea tree oil. Sabrina Talbert, Women's Health, 4 Feb. 2023 The kit includes a range of bandages in all shapes, sizes, and patterns, plus a helpful arsenal of cleansing wipes, ointment for scrapes, hydrocortisone cream for insect bites, and ibuprofen for bumps and bruises. Mandy Harris, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2023 Additionally, ingredients like hydrocortisone and pramoxine can reduce irritation. Danielle Zoellner, Verywell Health, 5 Oct. 2023 Your dermatologist can guide you toward effective medications, like over-the-counter antihistamines and topical hydrocortisone, or prescription creams and possibly even biologics, if your symptoms are severe enough. Korin Miller, SELF, 20 Sep. 2023 Each spray contains itch-busting hydrocortisone and pramoxine, which soothe itchy skin while also reducing redness. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 19 Oct. 2022 Do note, though, that while rare, some people do have allergic reactions to hydrocortisone. Jack Byram, Health, 14 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrocortisone was in 1951

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“Hydrocortisone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocortisone. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

hydrocortisone

noun
hy·​dro·​cor·​ti·​sone -ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌsōn How to pronounce hydrocortisone (audio) -ˌzōn How to pronounce hydrocortisone (audio)
: cortisol
especially : cortisol used pharmaceutically

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