A member 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?

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Dr. Joyce Pastore answered

Specializes in 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 9/13/2014



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