Hydrocortisone Cream Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • An Infection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Stinging Sensation On The Skin
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Increased Hunger
  • Nervousness
  • Skin Redness

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Hormone Disorder Where The Body Produces High Levels Of Cortisol Called Cushing's Syndrome
  • An Infection Of The Skin And The Tissue Below The Skin
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Inflammation Of A Hair Follicle
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Osteoporosis, A Condition Of Weak Bones
  • Thin Fragile Skin

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Reaction At The Site Of Administration
  • A Skin Rash
  • Head Pain
  • Irregular Periods
  • Itching
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Small Red Skin Lesions Due To Dilated Blood Vessels

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition Where There Is Excess Sugar In The Urine
  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A Hole In The Intestine
  • A Skin Ulcer
  • A Wound
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Enlarged Liver
  • An Increased Pressure In The Eye Or Eyes
  • An Ulcer From Too Much Stomach Acid
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Confusion
  • Decreased Function Of The Adrenal Gland
  • Decreased Pigmentation Of The Skin
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Fluid In The Lungs
  • Hallucinations
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Hives
  • Increased Pressure In The Eye
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Insufficiency Of The Hypothalamus And Pituitary Gland
  • Irritation Of The Rectum
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Over Excitement
  • Paranoia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Skin Stretch Marks
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Water Retention

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Condition Where There Is Excess Sugar In The Urine
  • A Heat Rash
  • A Hormone Disorder Where The Body Produces High Levels Of Cortisol Called Cushing's Syndrome
  • A Skin Rash Resembling Acne
  • Abnormal Fat Distribution
  • An Extreme Sense Of Wellbeing Called Euphoria
  • Blistering Of The Skin
  • Contact Dermatitis, A Type Of Skin Rash That Occurs From Contact With An Offending Substance
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Hyperesthesia, An Increased Nerve Sensitivity
  • Mood Changes
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Irritation
  • Skin Irritation Or Rash Around The Mouth Or Lips
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck

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