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how to get rid of acne from steroids

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Start with topicals: Both glucocorticoid acne and anabolic steroid acne may respond well to topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative.
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Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: Keep the skin clean and dry. Using benzoyl peroxide can keep the pores unclogged. Most importantly, the acne will subside as the steroid dose is lo ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
2 ways: Over time (months) it should fade as the steroid effect leaves your system/tissues. In the short term you can manage this as you would as a teen. Benz ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Should switch therap: Your age and description sounds like you're describing acne. While steroids will help for the time being, avoid using them as they can worsen or even ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can Rx: Both glucocorticoids prescribed for illness and Anabolic steroids taken (perhaps illicitly) famously cause acne to flare; if you expect a flare-up, to ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Acne: Good hygiene and diet. Topical and oral antibiotics and if you qualify oral vitamin A. It will depend on how severe your acne is. All the best.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: There are plenty of OTC preps containing benzoyl peroxide which frequently helps. If you have severe pitting acne there is a very effective medicine f ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Ache: Rest is best.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Acne: Have your type of acne diagnosed. The ranges of treatment are many. Topical or oral medications may be best. If your doctor is not comfortable treati ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: Home remedies are only adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed after two weeks, get with your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-life ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If not clear in two weeks, your physician can write for topical clindamycin, a topical retinoic ... Read More

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