Using Cortisone

There is a lot of fear about the use of cortisone when treating eczema. Cortisone is a very effective form of treatment for mild to moderate eczema. It is however important to follow a few rules when using it.

  • Never use cortisone without a doctors advice when you are pregnant or under 10 years old.
  • Never use cortisone more than twice a day for seven days.
  • Never use cortisone on broken skin.
  • Never use cortisone unless you fully understand the directions for use instructions. If in doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Never apply cortisone thickly. A thin layer is all that is necessary.

Mel Sinclair, RN