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A 28-year-old male asked:

i just got off of a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack and have broken out badly all over my face, neck, chest, and back. will taking doxycycline help?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes, most likely!: Both corticosteroids and testosterone type steroids can cause acne. The best remedy is to stop it or decrease dose. However, it is a local infection and Doxycycline is one better choice and inexpensive option.

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