Powerful Hydrocortisone Cream for Poison Ivy and Skin Rashes (Lotion 1%, 4 oz)


Potential benefits include:
  • Lessening of eczema and skin rashes
  • Itching relief

Mericon Industries’ 1% hydrocortisone cream is one of the strongest formulas you can buy without a prescription. While many over-the-counter creams often range from 0.1% to 0.5%, our 1% formula is an effective treatment for itchy skin conditions and rashes caused by poison plants.

Hydrocortisone relieves the symptoms of inflammation, including swelling, itching, and redness. Corticosteroids are related to naturally occuring hormones like those produced by the adrenal gland. As a powerful topical steroid cream, you can use 1% hydrocortisone for poison ivy and serious skin rashes.

Hydrocortisone Cream for Skin Rashes

A woman with skin rashes on her back.

There are a number of serious skin rashes that produce itchy, dry, scaly, bumpy, and irritated skin. Scratching and rubbing then cause these rashes to spread. Many professionals recommend hydrocortisone cream for rashes like these:

  • ACD or Allergic Contact Dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction to a substance in contact with the skin. Common examples are allergies to metal in jewelry, perfume, dyes, detergents, rubber, and nail polish.
  • ICD or Irritant Contact Dermatitis results from over-exposure to an irritant. Some examples of substances that cause this reaction include skin care products, hand sanitizers, chemicals, and frequent hand washing with soap.
  • Mask rashes are a type of irritant dermatitis caused by wearing masks and face coverings. You can use hydrocortisone for this face rash, sometimes called “maskne,” for the acne-like breakouts that can result.
  • Glove rashes, which are caused by irritations from or allergic reactions to rubber or latex gloves or the powder used inside them.

Hydrocortisone for Poison Ivy

Poison ivy in a wooded area.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac are plants that produce a highly irritating oily substance on their leaves. When skin comes in contact with an irritating plant oil, many people react with a classic poison ivy rash. Skin is red with raised bumps and weeping sores, and the rash is spread by scratching or additional contact with contaminated clothing.

After carefully removing affected clothing and washing skin thoroughly, it is essential to reduce itching and inflammation to allow the skin to heal after exposure. While calamine lotion offers some relief for mild cases, using a high potency cream with 1% hydrocortisone on a poison ivy rash can provide relief from this highly irritating condition.

Some ointments and creams can make poison ivy, oak, or sumac worse. Avoid these products when you have a poison-ivy-type rash:1

  • Pain relieving creams with benzocaine
  • Antibiotic creams with bacitracin or neomycin
  • Antihistamine lotion or cream



Choose an Effective Hydrocortisone Cream

Mericon Industries is listed with and inspected by the FDA to produce the highest quality of 1% hydrocortisone lotion. A trusted supplier since 1984, we are headquartered in Peoria and manufacture the best pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements right here in the United States.

When you choose our 1% hydrocortisone for skin rash or poison ivy, you can be fully confident in the purity and potency of the product every time. Be sure to keep this product in your medicine cabinet or first aid kit for immediate and effective relief. Having the right cream on hand before a rash or skin irritation strikes will have you or your family feeling better faster.

Mericon Industries 1% Hydrocortisone Lotion

  • Quick Drying
  • Fast Acting
  • Hydrocortisone Lotion
  • 4-oz. Bottle


For the temporary relief of itching associated with  poison ivy, oak, and sumac; contact dermatitis, minor skin irritations, and inflammation; anal itching; rashes due to eczema; insect bites; soaps, detergents, cosmetics, and jewelry; and seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. Other uses of the product should be only under the advice and supervision of a doctor or pharmacist.


For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If your condition worsens or if symptoms persist for more than seven days—or clear up and return again within a few days—STOP USING this product—or any other hydrocortisone product—until you have consulted with a physician.

  • In case of bleeding, seek medical advice
  • Do not use it for the treatment of diaper rash or skin infections. Consult a physician.
  • Do not use it if you have vaginal discharge. Consult a physician.
  • For anal itching: Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage unless directed by a physician. Do not put this product into the rectum by using fingers, a mechanical device, or an

Directions For Skin Rashes

Adults and children two years of age and older: Apply hydrocortisone cream to the affected area not more than three to four times daily to relieve itching or irritation. Do not use this product on children under two years of age unless under the advice of a physician.

Directions For External Anal Itching

Adults: When practical, wash the affected area with soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly. Gently dry by patting or blotting with tissue or soft cloth before the application of this product. Apply a small amount on surface skin only.

For children under 12 years of age, consult a physician before use.


Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional medical assistance or contact a poison control center immediately.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food And Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.