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why can't hydrocortisone cream be used on the face?

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Hydrocortisone is a steroid that is sometimes used to treat inflammation. However, it may not be sold for use on the delicate skin of the face. Long-term and/or high strength steroids can damage the skin, which would be particularly noticeable on the face.If you have a skin condition that affects your face, you should go to see your GP first rather than treating it with hydrocortisone cream yourself. Your GP can prescribe hydrocortisone for use on your face, having first assessed whether it's the correct treatment and if it's safe for you.

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