EWG scientists reviewed Tucks Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Ointment (2009 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Tucks Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Ointment (2009 formulation) is 6.
|PROPYLPARABEN||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions|
|DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)||Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions|
|WHITE PETROLATUM||Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|METHYLPARABEN||Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|MINERAL OIL||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|HYDROCORTISONE ACETATE||Use restrictions|
|PROPYLENE GLYCOL||Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE||None Identified|
About the ratings
EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government.
The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more
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