Elycort contains Hydrocortisone ointment which is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. Hydrocortisone cream and ointment can be bought without a prescription to relieve skin inflammation and itching associated with the conditions listed below: ▪️Mild to moderate eczema and dermatitis. ▪️Reactions to insect bites and stings. ▪️Allergic contact dermatitis. ▪️Irritant contact dermatitis. Hydrocortisone cream and ointment can also be used to treat various other mild inflammatory skin conditions but only when prescribed by a doctor.