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Overview

Cortisol Cream

Manufacturer: Psycormedies
Medicine composition: Clobetasol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Cortisol Cream is a very strong corticosteroid having a very high potency. It reduces the actions of chemicals that cause inflammation in the body. It is used to treat inflammation, redness and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as eczema, allergic reactions, dermatitis, rashes and psoriasis.It is also used to treat several autoimmune diseases including vitiligo, alopecia areata, lichen planus, lichen sclerosus. It comes in the form of a shampoo, ointment, mousse and an emollient cream.

This medicine may have a few side effects that occur in rare cases. Some of them include experiencing a burning sensation after application, dry skin, redness of skin, cough, body pain, headache, itching of skin and sore throat. These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Let your doctor know right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur : stretch marks, skin thinning or discolouration, acne, hair bumps or excessive hair growth.

This medicine is not recommended to patients with known allergy to Cortisol Cream. It should not be given to a anyone younger than 12 years old. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding while using this medicine. If you have any skin infection then make sure your doctor knows about it before prescribing this medicine.

Apply Cortisol Cream to the affected area, usually twice everyday in the morning and evening or as directed by your doctor. Apply this medication only on the skin. Make sure to not use it on the face, groin or underarms unless directed by your doctor. Do not apply smaller or larger amounts than prescribed. Avoid contact with eyes and do not consume the medicine. Do not discontinue using this medicine without consulting the doctor.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

Cortisol Cream is used in the treatment of dermatitis which is an inflammation of the skin characterized by itching, rash, and redness of the skin.
Cortisol Cream is used in the treatment of psoriasis which is an autoimmune disease characterized by itchy patches and red skin with silvery scales.
Lichen Planus
Cortisol Cream is used in the treatment of lichen planus which is an inflammation of the skin characterized by purplish, itchy, flat-topped bumps.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Cortisol Cream.
In addition to its intended effect, Cortisol Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Burning sensation at the application site Major Common
Dry skin Major Less Common
Redness of skin Major Less Common
Itching of skin Major Less Common
Cough Minor Common
Sore throat Minor Common
Body pain Minor Common
Headache Minor Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of action of this medicine is not clinically evaluated.
What is the onset of action?
This medicine is well observed systematically. The extent of absorption is based on the characteristics of the skin and preparation.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women. Short-term application of this medicine may not cause any harm to the baby. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Missed Dose instructions
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not apply if it is almost time for your next dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Antidiabetic medicines Minor
Cortisol Cream may increase the blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. This interaction is based on the amount applied, the concentration of the medicine and size of the application area. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any corticosteroids. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary.
Clobetasol belongs to corticosteroids. It works as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the metabolism of arachidonic acid by inhibiting phospholipase A2 thus inhibits the production of inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes.
What are you using Cortisol Cream for?
Other
Dermatitis
Psoriasis
Lichen Planus
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Four times A Day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Itching of skin
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

Age 21 if any person has low cortisol level that is 8 am cortisol what does this indicate person already suffer from hypothyroidism please tell me is their any danger from low cortisol level.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Age 21 if any person has low cortisol level that is 8 am cortisol what does this indicate person already suffer from ...
You need to confirm your low cortisol levels with an overnight dexamethasone suppression test or a 24 hr urinary cortisol or a midnight salivary cortisol levels. If it is really low, then it has to be worked up properly to find out the cause & treated accordingly.
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My am cortisol level is 5.46 ug/dL is this bad or I have to go for any treatment please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My am cortisol level is 5.46 ug/dL is this bad or I have to go for any treatment please help.
When assessed with a typical radioimmunoassay (the most commonly used method), cortisol levels range from about 10 to 20 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dl) in the early morning (within one hour of the usual time of awakening), from 3 to 10 ug/dl at 4 PM, and are usually less than 5 ug/dl after the usual bedtime. So tell the time you did test and the cause for doing it? YOu can consult me by this site.

Is it possible due to cortisol level raise and I am getting. Bulky testis what you suggest to control cortisol level?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Is it possible due to cortisol level raise and I am getting. Bulky testis what you suggest to control cortisol level?
Weight is basically from overeating and lack of exercises. Cortisol cannot just increase unless you have endocrinological problem and that needs check up.
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Does altered cortisol levels can be controlled through medication and normalize. Is there any diet for production of control and maintain it normally.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Does altered cortisol levels can be controlled through medication and normalize. Is there any diet for production of ...
Cortisol levels can be maintained by medications and exercise is also helpful,,some diet also can be helpful, whole grain,,fruits,,are chocolate cake ,, grapefruit are increases the level
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Hi My cortisol level is very low (.33). How is it affecting my body? How far is it responsible for weight gain?

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Hi
My cortisol level is very low (.33). How is it affecting my body? How far is it responsible for weight gain?
You may feel fatigued, heavy, and susceptible to illness as the body is no longer able to maintain appropriate levels of cortisol. Common warning signs of adrenal exhaustion include weight gain, fatigue, mood changes, gut disorders, and a lower sex drive. It all depends on your motivation and never give up attitude. No you will lose weight needed you change your thinking and attitude towards permanent natural weight loss. The major hurdle is self sympathy while following diet that we r cursing our body, feeling missing out on certain foods, etc. We should just feel that we are gifting ourselves good health and good looks. Look at you after that, a happier you. You should take a metabolism boosting diet. Which includes lot of therapeutic foods like wheat grass, lemon grass, ginseng root extracts, cinnamon extracts etc. Take Personalised diet consultation for best results and guidance.

Popular Health Tips

Cushing's Syndrom - The Role Of Cortisol Hormone

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in Non-Invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Cushing's Syndrom - The Role Of Cortisol Hormone

Cushing’s syndrome occurs due to abnormally high levels of the hormone cortisol. This can happen for a variety of reasons. The most common cause is overuse of corticosteroid medications.

Causes:

Your adrenal glands produce cortisol. It helps with a number of your body’s functions, including:

  1. Regulating blood pressure and the cardiovascular system

  2. Reducing the immune system’s inflammatory response

  3. Converting carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy

  4. Balancing the effects of insulin

  5. Responding to stress

Your body may produce high levels of cortisol for a variety of reasons, including:

  1. High stress levels, including stress related to an acute illness, surgery, injury, or pregnancy, especially in the final trimester

  2. Athletic training

  3. Malnutrition

  4. Alcoholism

  5. Depression, panic disorders, or high levels of emotional stress

The most common cause of Cushing’s syndrome is the use of corticosteroid medications, such as prednisone, in high doses for a long period. High doses of injectable steroids for treatment of back pain can also cause this syndrome.

Other causes include:

  1. Pituitary gland tumor in which the pituitary gland releases too much adrenocorticotropic hormone, which is also known as Cushing’s disease

  2. Ectopic ACTH syndrome, which causes tumors that usually occur in the lung, pancreas, thyroid, or thymus gland

  3. Adrenal gland abnormality or tumor

Symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome:

The most common symptoms of this condition are:

  • Weight gain
  • Obesity
  • Fatty deposits, especially in the midsection, the face and between the shoulders and the upper back (causing a buffalo hump)
  • Purple stretch marks on the breasts, arms, abdomen, and thighs
  • Thinning skin that bruises easily
  • Skin injuries that are slow to heal & acne
  • Fatigue, bone loss & muscle weakness 
  • Increased thirst & urination
  • Women may also notice extra facial and body hair, as well as absent or irregular menstruation.

Men may also have:

Children with this condition are generally obese and have a slower rate of growth.

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Benefits of tulsi

Fellowship of College of General Practice (FCGP), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Nagapattinam
Take tulsi

Research suggests that this ayurvedic herb, also called holy basil, may help manage levels of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to boost your mood. Look for teas and supplements in health-food stores and follow package directions.
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Benefits of consuming tulsi and curry leaves

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Early morning eating 5 leavess each of Tulsi (Holy basin) and Curry leave( KARHI PATTA) is very beneficial for our body.Tulsi helps to manage levels of stress hormone CORTISOL which helps in boosting your mood.Karhi Patta helps in stimulating digestive enzymes.Combination of both TULSI nd KARHI PATTA have natural ANTIOXIDANT properties.
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Stress from self help books
People who read self help books may be more sensitive to stress and show higher depressive symptoms, according to a new study. It says that certain types of self help books secrete higher levels of cortisol (stress hormone) when confronted with stressful situations consumers of higher self help books show higher depressive symptomatology
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Super Fact of the Day: Hugging for 20 seconds can beat stress!

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General Physician, Mumbai
Super Fact of the Day: Hugging for 20 seconds can beat stress!

A sure-shot way of beating stress and correcting your blood pressure and heart rate is through hugging. Research has found that hugging a person for about 20 seconds releases oxytocin, popularly known as the love hormone, to counter the effects of the stress hormone cortisol.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? Go ahead and Share!

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