A 41-year-old female asked:
i get cystic acne,only cortisone shots help. i'm trying to get pregnant is it still safe for me to get them can they affect conception or harm a fetus?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joyce Pastore answered
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Acne: Cortisone is considered Category C - uncertain safety in pregnancy. Topical treatments like clindamycin and erythromycin are considered safe in pregnancy and may be a better option if you are trying to get pregnant.
Answered on Sep 13, 2014
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