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Please do not use this product on children!
on June 2, 2014
Hydrocortisone, a topical steroid, does absolutely nothing to cure eczema. It only masks the symptoms while messing with the body’s system that makes cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that helps regulate metabolism, blood sugar, and the immune system. Not for all, but for many topical steroid users, the “cure” eventually becomes the cause, and the “steroid induced eczema” can get out of control. At that point the only solution is to quit steroids completely. The resulting topical steroid withdrawal is a living nightmare, as I know firsthand. Visit ITSAN dot org or search topical steroid withdrawal or Red Skin Syndrome and read some of the testimonies of those going through the living nightmare of TSW, including parents of very young children. It all starts with products like this.
The National Eczema Association states "Topical hydrocortisone products should not be used on anyone under the age of 2."
"Addiction to (Topical) Steroids is a serious problem which reaches tragic proportions in some cases. It is more common than realized, sly and seductive and will be prevented only when the physician becomes as impressed with the capacity of the steroids to do harm as they are with their power to suppress, not cure, virtually any inflammatory disorder." - Dr. Albert M. Kligman M.D. Ph.D. and Dr. Peter J. Frosch M.D., International Society of Topical Dermatology Journal, 1979