Hydrocortisone cream is often used to help relieve inflammation associated with skin conditions like eczema, but it is not recommended for babies.
Is hydrocortisone good for baby rash?
The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep your baby’s skin as clean and dry as possible. If your baby’s diaper rash persists despite home treatment, your doctor may prescribe: A mild hydrocortisone (steroid) cream. An antifungal cream, if your baby has a fungal infection.
Is hydrocortisone good for baby eczema?
Why is it important for my child to take this medicine? Hydrocortisone cream or ointment helps to reduce the inflammation of eczema and so will reduce the redness and itchiness of your child’s skin. Your doctor will prescribe a short course of treatment. The cream/ointment should be applied regularly during this time.
Is hydrocortisone 2.5 safe for toddlers?
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old without medical advice. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you apply hydrocortisone topical to your chest, avoid areas that may come into contact with the baby’s mouth.
What are the side effects of hydrocortisone cream?
- Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin.
- itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin.
- redness and scaling around the mouth.
What are the side effects of hydrocortisone?
Nausea, vomiting, headache, trouble sleeping, increased sweating, or acne may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Is steroid cream bad for babies?
Some children may develop an allergy to the treatment, especially if preservatives are used. Some topical steroids get through the skin and into the bloodstream, and for children who need long term treatment with potent steroids, this can potentially affect the growth of the child.
Why is my baby’s eczema getting worse?
Children with eczema often have more bacteria on their skin. Even when it does not cause an infection, the bacteria can make the skin more irritated and can make the eczema worse, so keeping clean is important. Babies and children with eczema are also prone to skin infections.