Who should not use hydrocortisone valerate cream?

People who are allergic to hydrocortisone or other corticosteroids should not use hydrocortisone valerate cream. Because corticosteroids can reduce the body's ability to handle stress, you should not use hydrocortisone valerate cream if you become seriously ill or are due to undergo a surgical procedure, unless expressly told to do so by your physician. If you get a sunburn, cut, or open sore where you usually apply the medication, you should stop using it until the wound heals.

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