Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
North East Essex CCG
East Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust

13 Skin
13-04 Mild

Hydrocortisone 0.5% and 1% cream and ointment
First Choice

Can be bought OTC for patients ≥10yrs for the following

  • Irritant contact dermatitis
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Insect bite reactions
  • Mild to moderate eczema 

Cannot be used for the face if purchacing OTC 

If treating the body use a moderate steroid 1st line.

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Flucinolone Acetonide 0.0025% Synalar 1 in 10 Dilution®

Only on advice from specialist

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