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hydrocortisone butyrate for acne

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
No: Topical steroids to treat acne are a bad idea. They may seem to work initially, but they will often create a dependency that makes it very difficult ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very bad idea: Hydrocortisone will relieve inflammation but greatly slow healing and encourage overgrowth of the bacteria that will cause the next outbreak.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Use the hard stuff: "essential oils" are for aromatherapy and and other stuff that's largely entertainment. For real cystic acne, your best move is to get with a real der ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Prob not : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scient ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very bad idea: It will make the inflammation fade briefly by causing your neutrophils to stop fighting the bacteria that cause it. It will promote the same hormonal ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ferry
17 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: No.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dann Byck
Dr. Dann Byck answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Have not heard of that as a side effect.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: Most of time it will pass on its own. Use tincture of time and it almost always works. 1% HC is usually quite harmless but try moisturizers first alon ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Mild.: Hydrocortisone is one of the least potent topical steroids. It would not normally be used for acne.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasi ... Read More

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