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What is itching?

Itching is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch your skin. Sometimes it can feel like pain, but it is different. Often, you feel itchy in one area in your body, but sometimes you may feel itching all over. Along with the itching, you may also have a rash or hives.

What causes itching?

Itching is a symptom of many health conditions. Some common causes are

  • Allergic reactions to food, insect bites, pollen, and medicines
  • Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin
  • Irritating chemicals, cosmetics, and other substances
  • Parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver, kidney, or thyroid diseases
  • Certain cancers or cancer treatments
  • Diseases that can affect the nervous system, such as diabetes and shingles
What are the treatments for itching?

Most itching is not serious. To feel better, you could try

  • Applying cold compresses
  • Using moisturizing lotions
  • Taking lukewarm or oatmeal baths
  • Using over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or antihistamines
  • Avoiding scratching, wearing irritating fabrics, and exposure to high heat and humidity

Contact your health care provider if your itching is severe, does not go away after a few weeks, or does not have an apparent cause. You may need other treatments, such as medicines or light therapy. If you have an underlying disease that is causing the itching, treating that disease may help.

Cortef FDA Approved Drugs

A-HYDROCORT [Hydrocortisone Sodium SuccinateC25H33O8Na]
RX
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eq 100mg base/vial (injection injectable)
HospiraApr 6, 2006
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

ALA-CORT [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
1% (topical cream)
2.5% (topical cream)
Crown LabsApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

ALA-SCALP [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
2% (topical lotion)
Crown LabsApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

ANUSOL HC [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
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2.5% (topical cream)
Salix PharmsJun 6, 1984
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

COLOCORT [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
100mg/60ml (rectal enema)
Paddock LlcDec 3, 1999
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

CORTEF [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
10mg (oral tablet)
20mg (oral tablet)
5mg (oral tablet)
Pharmacia And UpjohnApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

CORTENEMA [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
100mg/60ml (rectal enema)
Ani PharmsApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

CORTIFOAM [Hydrocortisone AcetateC23H32O6]
RX
-
10% (rectal aerosol, metered)
Mylan Speciality LpFeb 10, 1982
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

HYDROCORTISONE [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
1% (topical cream)
100mg/60ml (rectal enema)
10mg (oral tablet)
2.5% (topical cream)
20mg (oral tablet)
5mg (oral tablet)
Actavis Mid AtlanticMay 3, 1983
Fougera PharmsApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
Fougera Pharms IncApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
TaroApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
Teva PharmsMay 27, 1994
Hikma Intl PharmsFeb 23, 2015
Impax Labs IncMar 30, 2007
PiiApr 27, 2017
VintageJul 16, 2007
Perrigo New YorkApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
Rising Pharms IncAug 20, 2010
Vintage PharmsJul 30, 2003
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

HYDROCORTISONE ACETATE [Hydrocortisone AcetateC23H32O6]
RX
-
2.5% (topical cream)
Ferndale LabsJul 29, 1999
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

HYDROCORTISONE IN ABSORBASE [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
1% (topical ointment)
Cmp Pharma IncSep 6, 1985
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

MICORT-HC [Hydrocortisone AcetateC23H32O6]
RX
-
2% (topical cream)
2.5% (topical cream)
Sebela Ireland LtdMar 29, 2002
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

PREDNISOLONE [PrednisoloneC21H28O5]
RX
-
15mg/5ml (oral syrup)
Hi Tech Pharma CoFeb 27, 2003
Pharm AssocMar 5, 2003
VintageSep 21, 2007
VistapharmMay 13, 1999
WockhardtSep 10, 2003
Watson LabsApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

PRELONE [PrednisoloneC21H28O5]
RX
-
15mg/5ml (oral syrup)
TevaFeb 4, 1986
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

SOLU-CORTEF [Hydrocortisone Sodium SuccinateC25H33O8Na]
RX
-
eq 100mg base/vial (injection injectable)
eq 1gm base/vial (injection injectable)
eq 250mg base/vial (injection injectable)
eq 500mg base/vial (injection injectable)
Pharmacia And UpjohnApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

STIE-CORT [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
2.5% (topical lotion)
Perrigo CoNov 26, 1985
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

SYNACORT [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
1% (topical cream)
2.5% (topical cream)
MedicisApproved Prior To Jan 1, 1982
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

TEXACORT [HydrocortisoneC21H30O5]
RX
-
2.5% (topical solution)
Mission PharmaApr 17, 1992
efficacy
0.0  (0)
side effects
0.0  (0)
danger
0.0  (0)

UNK

WARNING: Consult a licensed physician in the appropriate field for medical treatment and drug prescription. Do not self medicate.