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How strong is hydrocortisone valerate ointment?

Hydrocortisone valerate ointment is available as Westcort Ointment in a 0.2% solution. It is considered a mid-strength or lower mid-strength medicine. This prescription ointment can help reduce the swelling and itching caused by various skin conditions. Other topical steroid medicines are available in stronger or weaker prescription strengths. If you have a skin condition, talk to your doctor about whether a topical anti-inflammatory medicine like hydrocortisone valerate ointment could help.

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