Hydrocortisone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Hydrocortisone topical is used to treat inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis. There are many brands and forms of hydrocortisone topical available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet. Hydrocortisone topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
U-Cort treats allergic inflammation of the skin, psoriasis and eczema. It does not treat bacterial, fungal or viral infections. U-Cort is a topical cream and should be used on the skin only. U-Cort is available with a doctor's prescription.