hy·​dro·​cor·​ti·​sone | \ ˌhī-drō-ˈkȯr-tə-ˌsōn How to pronounce hydrocortisone (audio) , -ˌzōn How to pronounce hydrocortisone (audio) \

Definition of hydrocortisone

: cortisol especially : cortisol used pharmaceutically

Examples of hydrocortisone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the rash starts to itch, Hartman recommends using a hydrocortisone cream like PCA Skin CliniCalm 1% or Cortizone Plus Ultra Moisturizing Creme. Kelly Dougher, Allure, 10 May 2022 Some mild reactions might clear up on their own and can also be managed with over-the-counter antihistamines or hydrocortisone cream, according to the NIH. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 29 Mar. 2022 If dapsone doesn't help much, then patients might also use a topical hydrocortisone or lidocaine cream for relief, Dr. Burkhart says. Jessica Migala, Health.com, 7 June 2021 Should your redness turn into hives or extreme irritation, consider using a hydrocortisone cream, but also get professional help. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 26 Jan. 2022 Be careful, though—always follow the instructions on the tube, and if hydrocortisone doesn't help after a couple of days, see your doctor. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 23 Nov. 2021 The intravenously deliveredcocktail contains a high dose of vitamin C, the steroid hydrocortisone and vitamin B1. Christina Szalinski, Scientific American, 29 Sep. 2021 At issue was the cost of hydrocortisone tablets, which cost the U.K. government and taxpayers $110 million annually by 2016. Ed Silverman, STAT, 17 July 2021 An ice pack and hydrocortisone cream can then be applied to help with any discomfort from the sing. BostonGlobe.com, 7 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hydrocortisone

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrocortisone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocortisone. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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hy·​dro·​cor·​ti·​sone | \ -ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌsōn How to pronounce hydrocortisone (audio) , -ˌzōn How to pronounce hydrocortisone (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrocortisone

: cortisol especially : cortisol used pharmaceutically

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