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i've recently used locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lipocream id like to know why and how its made my skin pores larger on my face. im only 20 and i also have dry skin not oily ?

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Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Skin irration: Sounds as if you have a chronic type skin irritation. Probably see a dermatologist first might save you other office visits.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Dermatologist: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a Hydrocortisone cream generally prescribed for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, etc. It's not to be used on the face unless your doctor specifically told you to do so. Please check directly with a dermatologist who can see and examine your skin, assessing the results of this cream. You'll get a more individualized answer that way.

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