hydrocortisone oral, A-Hydrocort, Solu-CORTEE, Cortef

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

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Psoriasis Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Severe allergic conditions that fail conventional treatment also may respond to hydrocortisone. Examples include bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, drug-induced dermatitis, and contact and atopic dermatitis.

Chronic skin conditions treated with hydrocortisone include dermatitis herpetiformis, pemphigus, severe psoriasis and severe seborrheic dermatitis.

Chronic allergic and inflammatory conditions of the uvea, iris, conjunctiva and optic nerves of the eyes also are treated with hydrocortisone.

Hydrocortisone also is used in the treatment of blood cell cancers (leukemias), and lymph gland cancers (lymphomas).

Blood diseases involving destruction of platelets by the body's own immune cells (idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura) and destruction of red blood cells by immune cells (autoimmune hemolytic anemia) also can be treated with hydrocortisone.

Other miscellaneous conditions treated with hydrocortisone include thyroiditis and sarcoidosis.

Hydrocortisone also is used as a replacement for the naturally occurring hormone in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of corticosteroids.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/29/2015

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