Hydrocortisone 1% Cream - 15 g

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  • Hydrocortisone 1% Cream - 15 g

Hydrocortisone 1% Cream - 15 g

  • Medication features

    Hydrocortisone cream 1% is a mild steroid cream used for a variety f superficial skin conditions

    • Effective short term treatment
    • Steroid based
    • To be used sparingly


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Hydrocortisone 1% cream is a mild steroid based cream that is used to relieve swelling, inflammation and irritation caused by insect bites and stings. It can also be used for mild cases of eczema and other superficial skin conditions. As it is a steroid it should be used sparingly and only a thin layer should be applied to the affected area(s).


Can I use other creams on top of Hydrocortisone 1% cream? Yes you can. It is recommended to use a moisturiser or emollient in combination with hydrocortisone cream to keep the skin hydrated

Can I use antihistamines as well as Hydrocortisone cream to manage my symptoms? Yes it is safe to do so

Can I use Hydrocortisone cream on my face? It is not recommended for use on the face unless your GP states that you can. Since it is a steroid cream you must take caution with more sensitive skin such as the face

Can I use hydrocortisone cream on a bite that has a small open cut? It is not recommended to use this cream on any open wound or cut. You should seek further medical advice.

Side Effects

If hydrocortisone cream causes any sort of allergic reaction such as itchiness, redness or swelling then you should stop using the cream.


Info Leaflet

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Patient information Leaflet