A 41-year-old member asked:
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what does hydrocortisone valerate help with; all sorts of rashes?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
No: Hydrocortisone valerate is a mid potency steroid that works on some rash types. I would be careful using it on rashes that your doctor has not diagnosed, as it can make certain rashes worse (i.E infectious).
Answered on Jul 22, 2016

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