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SKU 358940
Hydrocortisone Cream .5% is a white viscous cream. It provides relief from itching and inflammation associated with minor skin irritations as a result of allergic reaction.
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Hydrocortisone Cream .5% 14.2g

It offers fast and effective relief from the itching and inflammation caused by eczema, dermatitis, insect bites, as well as the harmful chemicals present in some personal care products. There are times when we just can't help but get irritated with the products we use on our skin. It can either be a reaction to a harmful chemical in the product that we use, or because we suffer from some kind of skin condition.

Taking an antihistamine tablet is a good option, however sometimes it can take a while to take effect and the symptoms are just unbearable. It is during these times that Hydrocortisone Cream .5% can help.


Provides fast and effective relief from itching and inflammation associated with minor skin irritations.


  • White viscous cream
  • Contains .5% corticosteroide

When can you use this product?

  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis, including intertrigo (irritation between skin folds)
  • Insect bite reactions
  • Inflammation of the external ear (otitis externa)
  • Prurigo nodularis- a long term skin condition where very itchy lumps appear
  • Neurodermatoses- a long term skin condition where itchy skin becomes thick due to scratching
  • Nappy rash, if infection exists it is being treated with appropriate antibiotics.

Product Ingredients:

The active substance (the ingredient that makes the cream work) is hydrocortisone. Each cream contains either 0.5% w/w or 1% w/w of the active ingredient.
The other ingredients are chlorocresol, cetomacrogol, cetostearyl alcohol and paraffin.

Dosage Recommendation:

Adults - gently apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area(s) two or three times a day.
Children and infants - gently apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area(s) two or three times a day. Avoid using for more than five to seven days at a time.

Are there any warnings and precautions?

Although extensive use of hydrocortisone has not revealed evidence that enough hydrocortisone is absorbed to have systemic effects, greater absorption because of misuse or individual variability or unusual sensitivity could lead, at least theoretically, to a systemic effect. Patients are advised to contact their physician if the condition under treatment worsens or if symptoms persist for more than seven days or if symptoms clear and occur again within a few days. Hydrocortisone is not recommended for use in children under two years of age. Hydrocortisone should not be used for external feminine itching if a vaginal discharge is present. It is not to be used for external anal itching if bleeding is present. Contact with the eyes should be avoided. If the product is applied with the fingertips, hands should be washed afterwards.
Possible adverse effects:

Local irritations, secondary infections, skin atrophy. Loss of skin collagen and subcutaneous atrophy with long term use.
Customer Declaration:
I agree to use strictly as directed and if symptoms persist or if I suffer any adverse effects, I will contact my Doctor or Pharmacist. This is a "Pharmacy  Medicine". By ordering this product I acknowledge that I have read and understand the information regarding the product.

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