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.
Ala-Cort (hydrocortisone topical) is a topical steroid for the skin that works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation and swelling. This medication mainly treats inflammation and swelling caused by certain conditions such as allergic reaction. However, Ala-Cort may also be used for other conditions as determined by the doctor. Consult the doctor first before using the medicine.