Boots Hydrocortisone Ointment Reviews
Product Type: Boots in Health Therapies / Treatments
Newest Review: ... a reasonable amount as you don't need much but if you are covered in eczema e.g. it is in large patches, you may need to buy ... more
Customer Boots Hydrocortisone Ointment Reviews (4)
by - written on 14/03/11 (Very useful, 81 readings)
I tend to suffer from contact dermatitis in patches on my feet on and off, this is usually caused by wearing certain types of shoes without socks/tights on, my skin reacts quite violently at times, especially to leather shoes or anything with 'man made' upper lining. This means that during the summer I am prone to flare ups of itchy, bright red patches anywhere across the top and sides of my feet and ankles and if left untreated I will quite easily scratch this until it bleeds. Hydrocortisone is therefore a product I always keep in stock and ensure I have with me on holidays. This Boots ointment is the best version I have tried so far and being an ointment ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/10/10 (Very useful, 246 readings)
Practically everyone knows that hydrocortisone products are useful for itchy skin and inflamed skin and the majority of products out there come in a cream base. However when you get an itchy or sore patch of skin that is in dire need of moisture it's much more helpful to use an ointment. The other bonuses about ointments as opposed to creams is they provide a barrier against water so if you use them on your hands they don't immediately get washed off and if you're prone to allergies, which lots of people who use hydrocortisone products will be, there isn't the ingredients in the cream base to worry about. During the summer I wanted to buy a 1% hydrocortisone ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/11/12 (Very useful, 38 readings)
Hydrocortisone is available in both an ointment and a cream. As a cream it is widely available off the shelf in many relevant stores. Boots, however, is the only place I have found it is available to buy over the counter as many other stores require a prescription. Doctors have recommended the ointment to me in the past over the cream as they say it is less likely to dry out your skin and is more effective. It is a steroid cream and so shouldn't be applied generously as you might with moisturisers such as diprobase (also reviewed) however as steroid creams go for eczema, it is one of the gentlest. Be aware, that excessive use of steroid creams can lead to a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/06/11 (Useful, 42 readings)
There are plenty of hydrocortisones available on the shelf these days, such as HC45, canesten, and this boots version. Even though it isn't the most expensive, it works just as well as the others around because it does the same job. The product comes in a box which isn't very big, and comes in a 15g white tube with dark blue writing on it. This is 15g because it can be brought without a prescription. What is it used for: It can be used for children aged 10years and over, and must be monitored so that overuse does not happen. It can thin out skin. It is to treat mild to moderate inflammatory skin disorders. These include eczema,mild to ... Read the complete review
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