hydrocortisone

noun
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 An over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1-percent cream may additionally help calm the skin (can be used twice daily). Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Does Sunscreen Expire? And Every Other Question You’ve Had About SPF, Answered," 14 May 2019 Typically, those symptoms can be eased with self-care steps, such as applying a cold compress to the area; taking an over-the-counter pain reliever; and applying hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to ease redness, itching and swelling. Mayo Clinic Q & A, chicagotribune.com, "Bee sting allergies can occur at any stage in life," 21 Nov. 2019 There are ways to deal with them at home, though, by applying a warm or cold compress (whichever feels better to you), applying a small amount of over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to calm the inflammation, and just waiting it out. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "8 Causes of Adult Acne—and How to Actually Treat It," 31 Oct. 2019 Apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to reduce redness and swelling. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A Sunburn on Your Lips Is Especially Dangerous – Here’s How to Protect Them," 10 May 2019 Just don't use it on the regs, because using too much hydrocortisone can thin the skin and lead to more breakouts. 4. Kara Wahlgren, Seventeen, "8 Tricks for Getting Rid of Pimples (Almost) Overnight," 9 July 2018 Just don't use it on the regs, because using too much hydrocortisone can thin the skin and lead to more breakouts. 4. Kara Wahlgren, Seventeen, "8 Tricks for Getting Rid of Pimples (Almost) Overnight," 9 July 2018 Apply an over-the-counter 1 percent hydrocortisone cream to help manage the itchiness. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How to Care for Your Angry Skin After an Allergic Reaction on Your Face," 2 Apr. 2019 Just don't use it on the regs, because using too much hydrocortisone can thin the skin and lead to more breakouts. 4. Kara Wahlgren, Seventeen, "8 Tricks for Getting Rid of Pimples (Almost) Overnight," 9 July 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrocortisone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocortisone. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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hydrocortisone

noun
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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