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Topic Title: Hydrocortisone is NOT meant for longterm topical use - ANYWHERE
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Created On: 10/24/2006 10:54 AM
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 10/24/2006 10:54 AM
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I see a disturbing trend of people using this as a hair loss product.

Longterm use of hydrocortisone anywhere on the body is not a good idea. 1. It will gradually thin the skin/scalp and 2. makes the area more prone to infection which, IMO, could make hairloss worse.
 10/24/2006 11:04 AM
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I'm a medical student and I asked a consultant dermatologist at my med school if it would be safe to apply hydrocortisone long term on a regular basis and he said that the risk of skin thinning was unlikely unless you were applying to the face or genitals (I specifically asked if face includes scalp and he said no).

Remember hydrocortisone is the weakest topical steroid available and I'm quite confident that applying every second day as I do is quite safe.

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 10/24/2006 11:18 AM
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Edited: 10/25/2006 at 10:16 AM by Alcyone
 10/24/2006 02:04 PM
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The risk of these side effects depends on the strength of the steroid, the length of application, the site treated, and the nature of the skin problem. If you use a potent steroid cream on your face as a moisturiser, you will develop the side effects within a few weeks. If you use 1% hydrocortisone cream on your hands for 25 years, you will have done no harm at all (except for having wasted a lot of money!) Topical steroids
 10/24/2006 02:17 PM
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i happened to get in contact with a few dermotologists and doctors thru relation of my nursing school and all have told me the same thing although its not a proven cure it will def help in regrowth due to the contents. However it might only be minimal due to the fact that only 1 to 2 percent of the cream we use is actually cortizone. The only risk there is and this has been proven is by administering a shot into the scalp. Both dermotologist confirmed it will regrow hair and thicken existing hair and was considered for hairloss but the problem as mentioned above is the thinning of the skin and being prone to infections as well as other irratations. One of the dermotologists has made claim that studies on cortizone to the scalp are being done but the funding isnt the best right now. But all that i asked said its completely safe to apply the lotion most of us use however it was recomended that to alternate usage and times of usage to help with your body building a tolerance to it.

Also have to add doctors dont really know to much about hairloss as dermotologist's do in my meetings.
 10/24/2006 03:07 PM
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So you're saying if I were to massage hydrocortisone cream on to my hair line there is a chance for regrowth?
 10/24/2006 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by: failure873
So you're saying if I were to massage hydrocortisone cream on to my hair line there is a chance for regrowth?


Yes a chance.



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 10/24/2006 04:38 PM
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whats the best type of over the counter hydrocotisone cream to use that doesnt have a lot of fillers like petroleum and wax which I think would hurt absorption?..
 10/24/2006 04:42 PM
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Can adding emu oil help with absorption and how long should you keep the cream on for it to be effective? Would an hour before you wash your hair be effective?
 10/24/2006 04:52 PM
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It supresses the immune system...i think androgens targets the hair follicles in the area for the immune system to destroy the question is if it's good to supress the immune system that way for long term usage... does anyone know?

Edited: 10/24/2006 at 04:54 PM by Someday
 10/24/2006 05:13 PM
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I think its safe at 1 or 2% but what is the best product? scalpicin?
 10/24/2006 06:11 PM
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I use a prescription corizone shampoo for sebhorreic dermititis. Hasn't done anything for my hairloss.
 10/24/2006 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by: j87x
I use a prescription corizone shampoo for sebhorreic dermititis. Hasn't done anything for my hairloss.


How long have you been using it?
 10/24/2006 09:01 PM
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over a year, but I only use it once a week to 2 weeks. Its 0.05%, contains clobetasol propionate, a synthetic fluorinated corticosteroid.
I think thats pretty much the same thing as hydrocortizone?

Edited: 10/24/2006 at 09:05 PM by j87x
 10/24/2006 10:01 PM
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i been using 2 diff types myself and have seen great results one is just maximum strength hydrocortisone ointment 1% i use that alternating every other day as on the days i am not using that i am using cortizone *10 creme with aloe. Both are 1 % and work great. I cant recomend this stuff enough and alternating between the 2 i think seems to help to.
 10/25/2006 10:24 AM
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Have you had actual regrowth? And how long have you guys been doing this before seeing results? Also, how long do you have to leave it on for before washing it out?

Edited: 10/25/2006 at 10:34 AM by failure873
 10/25/2006 12:35 PM
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failure its been a good while for me now at least a year the more i think about it and yes def have seen regrowth. Although dont expect to see flowing locks so far ive regrown alot in my crown area and i mean alot(def thickened) and the hairline is holding on alot better then years prior. I cant recomend it more bro. I'd honestly recomend it over fin but thats just personal opinion. You should see results around 2-3 weeks meaning vellous hairs sprouting in the hairline the crown with anything you use is hard to tell cause you cant see it to well but for myself at about 4 months my buddies who joked around about my hairloss actually said "dude are you on rogaine or something special you dont have a bald spot no more" so i felt good especially since i had been using rogaine for a good bit before starting this(about a year before). My recomendation for useage would be in the evening before bed although it is ok to wear daily it isnt to messy sometimes though can make your hair a bit lighter shade depending on hair color and type used. But as posted above try alternating two diff kinds the creme and the ointment its affordable at prob 6-7 bucks a piece. Best of luck and let me know if i can answer any more or help in any other way. Also hope i didnt type to much on you guys sorry if i did.
 10/25/2006 03:34 PM
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Thanks so much for the info. I'm going to pick up some hydrocortisone cream tomorrow. I just want to make sure that it's ok to keep it on all day/night. Is there any chance of the cream harming already existing hair? Also, is this something you should do every day/night or is best to apply it every other day/night? Thanks again.



Edit: Just did a search for hydrocortisone cream and found that there are a bunch of different types. Does it matter which type I get? Here is a link: http://www.walgreens.com/search/search_results.jsp?_dyncharset=ASCII&term=hydrocortisone§ion=A&%2Fsearch%2Fsearchbase%2FSearchOptions.resultsperPage=10&_D%3A%2Fsearch%2Fsearchbase%2FSearchOptions.resultsperPage=+&_DARGS=%2Fcommon%2Fnavigation%2Fheader_fg.jsp.1

Edited: 10/25/2006 at 04:22 PM by failure873
 10/25/2006 07:43 PM
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I am also curious about this. Is $3 CVS hydrocortisone as safe as $10-20 ones?

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 10/26/2006 10:09 AM
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What about the existing healthy hair? Will it become dependent on hydrocortisone and have a negative impact if you stop using it?
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