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.
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.
Your adrenal glands produce cortisol. It helps with a number of your body’s functions, including:
Regulating blood pressure and the cardiovascular system
Reducing the immune system’s inflammatory response
Converting carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy
Balancing the effects of insulin
Responding to stress
Your body may produce high levels of cortisol for a variety of reasons, including:
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:
Pituitary gland tumor in which the pituitary gland releases too much adrenocorticotropic hormone, which is also known as Cushing’s disease
Adrenal gland abnormality or tumor
Symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome:
The most common symptoms of this condition are:
Men may also have:
Children with this condition are generally obese and have a slower rate of growth.
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.
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