Who should not use hydrocortisone valerate ointment?

People who are allergic to hydrocortisone or other corticosteroids should not use hydrocortisone valerate ointment. Because corticosteroids can reduce the body's ability to handle stress, you should not use hydrocortisone valerate ointment if you become seriously ill or are due to undergo a surgical procedure, unless your physician explicitly tells you to. 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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