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Doctor insights on: Hydrocortisone Valerate Athletes Foot

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Can using hydrocortisone cream help athletes foot?

Can using hydrocortisone cream help athletes foot?

Yes: It will decrease the swelling and itching but you also need to use an antifungal. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more


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My dermatologist prescribed me hydrocortisone valerate for my lips. Is this weird?

My dermatologist prescribed me hydrocortisone valerate for my lips. Is this weird?

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 want to answer them, find someone else quick. If you have questions when you get home, call them and give them 24h to get you an answer. Your own personal doctor is your best source of information. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed me hydrocortisone valerate for my lips, but can I use the OTC hydrocortisone instead?

My dermatologist prescribed me hydrocortisone valerate for my lips, but can I use the OTC hydrocortisone instead?

No: Hydrocortisone valerate is a mid potency steroid while otc Hydrocortisone is a low potency steroid. Therefore u would not get the same effect from the otc product as it is a weaker agent. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my lower arm and I've had it for a while now. I have hydrocortisone valerate but its not working. It won't tan, its just white. Help!):?

I have eczema on my lower arm and I've had it for a while now. I have hydrocortisone valerate but its not working. It won't tan, its just white. Help!):?

Need another cream: Depending on where you live and your sun exposure, other non-steroidal creams may be a better option for you than a steroid cream such as hydrocortisone, to treat your eczema. The loss of color can be secondary to both your underlying eczema and as a secondary side effect from the steroid cream. Talk to your doctor about other options. ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone valerate cream used to treat?

What is hydrocortisone valerate cream used to treat?

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 choose the one deemed best to help your problem. ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream really expire after the date on the tube; it still looks like the same cream?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream really expire after the date on the tube; it still looks like the same cream?

Expired medicines: Most medicines have an expiration date and they may not be as effective after the expiry date. Creams or ointments are compunds that may not hold together as well after the expiry. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has been on hydrocortisone valerate ointment USP 0.2% for 3 months i'd like to get him off it. Can I just stop it without side effects?

My 6 month old has been on hydrocortisone valerate ointment USP 0.2% for 3 months i'd like to get him off it. Can I just stop it without side effects?

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 yet, stopping the cream is likely to lead to flare-up of whatever problem you were treating - I suspect some type of eczema. You may want to withdraw it over a week or two - use it every other and then every third day, to see if condition flares up. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema. ...Read more

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Will hydrocortisone valerate cream help stop the burns on my face from using proactive?

Will hydrocortisone valerate cream help stop the burns on my face from using proactive?

Not recommended: Hydrocortisone valerate cream (class 5) is a lower mid strength steroid. Steroids should not be used on areas of the body such as the face, groin, genitals or armpits without guidance from a doctor and for a prescribed reason. Potent steroids can lead to irreversible skin thining (atrophy). Also steroid use on the face can lead to the development of steroid acne. Use a mild moisturizer instead. ...Read more

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What does hydrocortisone valerate help with?

What does hydrocortisone valerate help with?

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 choose the one deemed best to help your problem. ...Read more

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What does hydrocortisone valerate help with; all sorts of rashes?

What does hydrocortisone valerate help with; all sorts of rashes?

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). ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone valerate be used to relieve pain caused by hemroids? ?

Can hydrocortisone valerate be used to relieve pain caused by hemroids? ?

It can help: Due to its antiinflammatory properties. Anusol has a topical anesthetic and is usually for the gums and in combo may add some additional relief. Oral pain meds, aleve or ibuprofin are also winners. Consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to prevent constipation which always makes hemmorroids worse. Goog ole preperation h is a good, inexpensive combination. ...Read more

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Please tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone and prescription hydrocortisone valerate?

Potency: OTC hydrocortisone 1% is lowest potency. Hydrocortisone valerate however, a different molecule, is medium potency, hence a prescription is required ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone 1% and prescription hydrocortisone valerate?

Can anyone tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone 1% and prescription hydrocortisone valerate?

Potency: 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 the percentage of ingredient in the medication does not always correlate with the strength of the steroid. So the difference between Hydrocortisone 1% (class 7-least potent) and Hydrocortisone valerate (class 4/5-mid strength) is potency. ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream really ever expire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream really ever expire?

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 you have an acute problem, you are better off with new medicines. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used hydrocortisone valerate; is it the same as regular hydrocortisone?

Has anyone ever used hydrocortisone valerate; is it the same as regular hydrocortisone?

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 the percentage of ingredient in the medication does not always correlate with the strength of the steroid. So the difference between Hydrocortisone 1% (class 7-least potent) and Hydrocortisone valerate (class 4/5-mid strength) is potency. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone valerate?

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 face, armpits or groin. It will thin the skin and potentially cause stretch marks with extended use. ...Read more

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Can I do pe with athletes foot?

Can I do pe with athletes foot?

Athletes foot: Yes as long as not very painful and you are not having contact sports where the area can touch other children ...Read more

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What does athletes foot look like?

What does athletes foot look like?

Rash: A peeling itchy rash on the feet, between the toes and arch of the foot. ...Read more

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Can athletes foot go away on its own?

Can athletes foot go away on its own?

Rarely.: Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is very common and often becomes chronic spreading to the toenails.
If 2 weeks of over the counter remedies are not working, see a podiatrist. Keep feet clean and dry, especially between toes. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. It is important that you apply the medication twice daily to clean and dry feet. Because you mention between the toe, apply a thin sparingly layer to these areas and allow them to dry well before putting on socks and shoes. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

Topical antifungal: Cream...Often the prescription kind is better than the over the counter. Keep feet clean and dry, especially between the toes; avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row, the shoes may need to be treated as well; socks should be the kind that wicks perspiration, cotton isn't as good. Those are the best general measures, but it is a challenge nevertheless. ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of athletes foot?

What should I do to take care of athletes foot?

Not so simple: Ventillate feet. Get air & light on feet. Do not worry about public places! Do not wear sox in bed. Otc antifungal cream for a long time & expect to use again. Maybe use forever. Look for generics to save money: miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, terbinafine are usually found easily. If you fail to see a dramatic improvement after a week, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have symptoms of athletes foot?

How do I know if I have symptoms of athletes foot?

See below.: Itching, scaling, skin peeling, soreness are typical symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Also known as tinea pedis, this is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more