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hydrocortisone valerate

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience in Dermatology
Hydrocortisone val: It is used for inflammatory conditions in the skin. There are many types of Hydrocortisone and all of them have varying strengths. Your doctor will ch ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience in Dermatology
Not the same: Steroids are classified based on strength or potency. Class 1 to 7 (high to low). For the same prescription ointments are stronger than cream. Also t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Strength: Steroids are classified from 1-6 .Hydrocrtisone is weak. The value rate version is much stronger and should not be sued in sensitive areas such as fac ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeb Teichman
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Mild topical steroid: Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild topical steroid good for treating mild eczema, itchy insect bites and contact dermatitis (think poison ivy). It is g ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience in Pediatrics
1% Hydrocortisone cr: 1% Hydrocortisone is usually okay for rashes . Some rashes like eczema will not repond as well at times and will need stonger steroid cream.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: the hydrocortisone cream may fade the ring worm but it will not cure it. Ringworm is a fungus and needs an anti fungal like clotrimazole
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Sometimes...: ...But it is more commonly promoted for treatment of inflammation in the anorectal area.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Topical steroid...: ...For treatment of steroid-responsive rashes, such as psoriasis and eczema.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience in Dermatology
Weird prescription: It doesn't sound strange. It is good practice to get all of your questions answered fully before you leave your doctor's office. If he or she doesn't ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No!!!: Topical corticosteroids will suppress the immune response, and enhance the production of sebum. Systemically, this class of meds actually causes acne ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No known harm: It is no problem for a pregnant woman to put Hydrocortisone cream on another child's eczema. The tiny tiny amounts of Hydrocortisone from contact with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it s ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
No.: They are in the same category, i.e. They are both medium-strength steroid creams, and therefore they are used for similar indications, but they are no ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience in Dermatology
Cream expiration: I tell my patients that creams expire when they don't work anymore. I think expiry dates are more for stock rotation than anything else. However, if y ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Cannot answer: Unless we know the name of the cream a good answer cannot be given. Benzocaine, which is in some over the counter cream can be a cause of allergic eru ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin ch ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component th ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcela Riojas
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Cream: Avoid and Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have adrenal/liver problems, or diabetes. If your symptoms do not improve after 1 or 2 ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it will not. Do not use it for this problem.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Cortisone cream is not as strong as cortisone injections, but it is safer. The reason we use creams instead of giving everyone cortisone pills or sho ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
42 years experience in Dermatology
No No No No No: Clobetasol is one of the strongest topical cortisones we have. It will suppress the body's normal inflammatory response to the fungus infection, make ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Potency: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream is a medium/low potency topical steroid while clobetasol is a ultra-high potency topical steroid. Clobetas ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes and No: Sorry for the unclear answer, but have you found out the underlying cause of whatever you are sing the steroid cream for? If that has not been solved ... Read More
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