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does steroids help with cystic acne

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Cystic acne: See a primary care physician or dermatologist for treatment including antibiotics. Cystic acne scars.
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What steroids?: Hi. Were you taking anabolic steroids or anti-inflammatory steroids (like prednisone)? There is more of a risk of cystic acne with anabolic steroids, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotics, B.P.: Antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide have yielded consistently excellent results for more than 50 years. A dermatologist will give you prescriptions for ... Read More
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Dr. Neal Schwartz
20 years experience Family Medicine
Strategic Prevention: Hello, It's no accident they call it "proactiv" While the treatment may not work for many people, the idea is correct. This condition requires a hig ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Hoax: Colonics are a holist fad and has no longterm clinical studies to support it as a treatment for acne
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cystic Acne: Severe acne is characterized by deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring. It requires an aggressive treatment regimen and s ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cystic Acne: Severe acne is characterized by deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring. It requires an aggressive treatment regimen and s ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
It varies: There is no single best treatment for acne. The common treatments for acne are cleansers, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics (topical and oral), retinoid c ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Isotretinoin: Today this is the mainstay of treatment for cystic acne. It is not for the faint-hearted and you need to follow instructions meticulously.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
36 years experience Dermatology
Severe, scarring: Acne cysts are large nodules developing deep within the dermis, or second layer of skin. They are painful, disfiguring, and may cause deep scars. Ther ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Acne : Cystic acne is often treated with prescription strength oral medications (antibiotics , Accutane ) and topicals ( retinoid cream). Otc benzoyl peroxid ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx: You will probably need isotretinoin. This will keep it at bay for several months to a few years, at which time it will either self-cure, recur amenabl ... Read More

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