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A 45-year-old female asked:

I've been on prednisone for 3 days for cystic acne, i ended it yesterday and suffer from flare up, can i get cortisone shot in flared up cyst?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
See a dermatologist: Acne treatment needs months to years. 3 days of anything is of little use. An injection in the cyst may help it, but you need something to control cystic acne. Probably spironolactone is your best chance.
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Dr. Vlada Groysman
Dermatology 16 years experience
Probably: Cystic acne is difficult to treat and i often find Prednisone for 3 days not effective. Prednisone, in general, doesn't work well long term or short term. We usually start with antibiotics, retinoids and a combo product of benz peroxide and clindamycin. A new product called aczone may also help. Injection may help with one spot not many.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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