hydrocortisone, salicylic acid, and sulfur (topical) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before using hydrocortisone, salicylic acid, and sulfur (Coraz, Scalacort DK)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrocortisone, salicylic acid, or sulfur.
To make sure you can safely use this medication, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions.
Also tell your doctor if you have diabetes. Topical steroid medicines absorbed through the skin may increase the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood or urine.
Hydrocortisone topical will not treat a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether hydrocortisone, salicylic acid, and sulfur will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether hydrocortisone, salicylic acid, and sulfur passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor's advice. Children are more sensitive to the effects of hydrocortisone topical.
Hydrocortisone can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication.
How should I use hydrocortisone, salicylic acid, and sulfur (Coraz, Scalacort DK)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body.
This combination product comes as a kit that includes hydrocortisone lotion, a medicated shampoo containing both salicylic acid and sulfur, and a gentle cleansing shampoo. Carefully follow the directions for use of the three products.
You may wash your hair daily with the gentle cleansing shampoo. The medicated shampoo may be used on the scalp, chest, back, or other affected areas. Follow your doctor's instructions about how often to use the medicated shampoo.
Wash your hands before and after applying the hydrocortisone lotion.
Apply the lotion in a thin film and rub in gently. It should dry quickly.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. Covering skin that is treated with hydrocortisone topical can increase the amount of the drug your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using this medication.
Do not use hydrocortisone, salicylic acid, and sulfur to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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