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

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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 Also, prolonged use of topical steroids like hydrocortisone has been shown to cause skin thinning, increased skin fragility, enlarged blood vessels, and can even result in problems with your adrenal gland (the natural steroid producer in the body). Shannon Romanowski, SELF, "Does Preparation H Actually Help Treat Puffy Eyes?," 28 Dec. 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 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 So can applying a hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion (to ease inflammation and irritation) and taking an oral antihistamine (to combat your body’s release of histamine, the chemical involved in allergic reactions). Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Tips to Prevent Bee and Wasp Stings When Exploring the Great Outdoors," 10 Oct. 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," 6 Apr. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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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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