A 34-year-old member asked:
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what is hydrocortisone valerate cream used for besides eczema; can i put it on a sunburn?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Hydrocortisone is a topical steroid which is an anti-inflammatory agent. It can be used on inflammation of most any sort as long as the skin is not broken.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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Enough to cover: Not like peanut butter. A thin film of steroid to cover the area of rash.
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