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A 48-year-old member asked:

Hydrocortisone to heal acne scabs?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Very bad idea: Hydrocortisone will relieve inflammation but greatly slow healing and encourage overgrowth of the bacteria that will cause the next outbreak.
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