Your skin should start to get better after using hydrocortisone for a few days. If you’re using a treatment you’ve bought from a pharmacy or shop, speak to your doctor if you still have symptoms after 1 week, or if your skin gets worse at any time.
What is hydrocortisone injection used for?
Hydrocortisone injection is used to treat symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). It is also used to treat severe allergic reactions.
Where do you inject hydrocortisone?
Giving an injection of hydrocortisone
l The injection should be given in the outer side of the upper leg. l Divide the thigh into 3 parts between the hip and knee. l Give the injection into the outer side of the middle third of the thigh.
How do you give hydrocortisone injections?
Systemic therapy in adults: 100 to 500mg hydrocortisone (1 to 5ml) administered by slow intravenous injection, taking at least half to one minute. This dose can be repeated three or four times in 24 hours, depending upon the condition being treated and the patient’s response.