A 36-year-old member asked:
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what are the long term affects of using mild hydrocortisone cream on face?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Steroids on the face: Topical steroid use on the face can be associated with scarring and discoloration. Hydrocortisone is a low potency steroid which is safe to use sparingly for short periods of time.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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