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

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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