Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve external itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation, and rashes. It may be written as hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, but these are different forms of the same active ingredient. Hydrocortisone can also be the only ingredient in a topical pain reliever (i.e., creams […]

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