from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steroid hormone, C21H30O5, produced by the adrenal cortex, that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure. Also called cortisol.
- n. A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory conditions and adrenal failure.
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- n. A steroid hormone, produced by the adrenal cortex, that regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates and maintains blood pressure.
- n. A synthetic version of this hormone used to treat Addison's disease and other conditions.
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- n. an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
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I'm sitting here marinating in hydrocortisone, trying to be mellow, and waiting for the rest of the family crazy train to arrive, so hurrah.
Another common ingredient is hydrocortisone, which is a steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and a powerful hemroids home remedy.
Over-the-counter steroid creams, such as hydrocortisone, are low in potency and may not be effective in moderate to severe cases.
Creams and ointments containing corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone are often prescribed to reduce inflammation of eczema sufferers.
I have tried various steroid based creams such as hydrocortisone which work wonders but I don't like using them very often because I know they thin the skin.
Never apply steroid creams (such as hydrocortisone) to rosacea as these can make the problem worse.
Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications you are taking especially if they are: a glucocorticoid medication such as hydrocortisone or cortisone acetate, thyroid hormone, insulin and / or oral diabetes medicines, drugs metabolized by the liver (for example, corticosteroids, sex steroids, anticonvulsants, cyclosporine), or oral estrogen replacement.
Creams containing 1% hydrocortisone reduce inflammation.
Remedies that can help quell the itch include Calamine lotion, antihistamines and hydrocortisone cream.
Use hydrocortisone cream to treat irritation and inflammation of the skin.