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Apply Hydrocortisone

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Hello all, i just recently was perscribed some hydrocortisone to help heal the redness on my face. I currently only wash my face once, when i shower, which is usually in the mid afternoon anywhere from 3-6. Anyways, i am told to apply the cream to my face twice a day. Do i have to wash my face before applying the cream? Can i simply apply the cream when i wake up and when i go to sleep, or when i wake up and when i shower ( i can shower later to increase time b/w doses). Can you apply the two doses too soon to each other and cause quicker damage or anything?

I would appreciate info, because I plan on starting the application process tommorrow. THanks all

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This quote is from Dr. Geoffrey Nase, who is a rosacea specialist

4. My doctor prescribed over-the-counter hydrocortisone for my rosacea. Is this recommended for rosacea?

No. Absolutely not. Topical hydrocortisone at any strength will worsen rosacea symptoms over time. It causes rebound dilation, thinning of the epidermis, thinning of the blood vessel walls, and holes in the architecture of the dermis.

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