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A 23-year-old male asked:

Acne outbreak 2 months after cortisone infiltration? never had cystic acne before having a cortisone spinal infiltration, how long should this last?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Manage it: They may be related, but acne is a very serious liability in an adult, and you need to treat it without focusing on the cause. Real cystic acne should prompt consideration of isotretinoin. If milder, benzoyl peroxide is your best friend with your physician perhaps adding an antibiotic briefly.
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