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Are creams that contain cortisone a good treatment for itchy skin?

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Topical creams with cortisone can be used to treat itchy skin, according to WebMD. Cortisone creams are used to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, rashes and irritation from allergies.

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Are creams that contain cortisone a good treatment for itchy skin?
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Products containing hydrocortisone, which is one form of cortisone, are typically available without a prescription in low-strength doses, according to MedlinePlus. Doctors may recommend it to treat itching in different parts of the body, such as the scalp and genitals, with different instructions on the amount to apply and frequency of use. One possible side effect of hydrocortisone creams is additional itching and burning, symptoms that a patient should report to a doctor if severe.

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