Cortaid relieves symptoms of itching and skin redness/inflammation. Do not apply to cracked or broken skin.

Cortaid Overview


Cortaid is an over the counter medication used to relieve symptoms of itching and redness/inflammation of the skin. Cortaid belongs to a group of drugs called topical corticosteroids. Topical corticosteroids work by reducing the body's inflammatory response, which helps reduce the redness and itching associated with minor skin irritations. 

Cortaid comes in a cream form, and is usually applied 2-4 times daily. 

Common side effects of Cortaid include burning, dryness, and changes in coloration of the skin.

Patient Ratings for Cortaid

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What are you taking Cortaid for?

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  • Other
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Facial Dermatoses
  • Foot Dermatoses
  • Hand Dermatoses
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammation
  • Leg Dermatoses
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Scalp Dermatoses
  • Shock
  • Skin Diseases, Eczematous
  • Status Asthmaticus

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  • Less than a week
  • A couple weeks
  • A month or so
  • A few months
  • A year or so
  • Two years or more

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Cortaid Drug Class

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