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Aquaphor Itch Relief

Generic name: topical hydrocortisone
Brand names: Ala-Cort Anusol-HC Aquanil HC, Aquaphor Itch Relief,… display all 52 brands
Drug class: topical steroids

What is Aquaphor Itch Relief ?

Aquaphor Itch Relief (for the skin) is a steroid that can be used to combat irritation as well as itching caused by skin disorders responding to steroid medications.There are a variety of kinds and brands of hydrocortisone topicals that are available. There aren't all brands included in this leaflet.Aquaphor Itch Relief may also be used to treat other conditions that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Aquaphor Itch Relief

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Aquaphor Itch Relief can result in severe adverse reactions. Consult your physician right away. If you suffer from:

  • An increase in the severity of your skin conditions;
  • Redness, warmth, swelling, ousting, or a severe irritation that occurs on treated skin
  • Blood sugar levels are high—increased thirst, more frequent urine output, dry mouth or breath that smells of fruit
  • Potential signs of absorption aquaphor itching relief through the skin, such as weight gain (especially on your face or in your lower back or upper torso), slow healing of the wound, thin or discoloured skin, more muscles, body hair loss, sickness, diarrhoea, fatigue, mood swings, and menstrual changes

More minor side effects might be more likely, or you could not experience any whatsoever.This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical effects. Report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the medicine label and on the label of your package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Aquaphor Itch Relief if you are sensitive to it.

Speak to your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Any kind of skin condition;
  • The skin reacts to any medication containing steroids.
  • The liver condition
  • An adrenal gland condition.

Steroids can boost your sugar (sugar) concentrations in urine or blood. Consult your physician if you suffer from diabetes.Avoid giving Aquaphor Itch Relief to a child less than 2 years old without medical advice.Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.When you apply Aquaphor Itch Relief to your chest, stay clear of the areas that could come into contact with the baby's mouth.

How to take Aquaphor Itch Relief ?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your doctor.Do not consume by mouth. Topical medicines are to be used only on the skin.Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that come along with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you are unsure of the instructions.Wash your hands thoroughly before and after taking hydrocortisone in the event that you are not using this treatment to treat the rough skin of your hands.Place a small amount of cream on the affected area and gently rub it into the skin. Don't apply this medication on a large portion of skin unless your physician has advised you to.Don't cover the treated area with a bandage or any other type of covering unless your physician has instructed you to. Covering areas that have been treated may boost the quantity of medication that is absorbed by your skin and can cause negative side effects.Shake off the hydrocortisone cream as well. Spay it well prior to every use.If you're dealing with the area around your diaper, be sure not to use disposable pants or diapers that are tight-fitting.Stop using hydrocortisone, and consult your doctor if you notice that your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse in the space of seven days.Storage is at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Avoid freezing. Close the bottle when not being used.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you can; however, avoid the missed dose if you think it is getting close to the time of the next dose. Don't apply two doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the medicine.The long-term use or excessive doses of Aquaphor Itch Relief could cause the skin to become thinner, causing easy bruising, shifts in the body's fat (especially around the neck, face back, waist, and face), a rise in facial hair or acne, menstrual issues, impotence, or a loss of desire to have sexual activities.

What should be avoided?

Don't use Aquaphor Itch Relief to treat any skin problem that hasn't been examined by your physician.Do not apply Aquaphor Itch Relief to the eyes of your children. If contact does occur, clean your eyes with water.

Interaction with other drug

Skin care products are unlikely to be affected by other medicines that you are taking. However, many medications can interfere with each other. Inform your health care providers about the medicines you are taking, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.