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Vibra-tab will stop steroid acne breakout?

Vibra-tab will stop steroid acne breakout?

Why brand?: Generic cheaper. Why steroid? Topical or oral steroid? Which steroid? Best treatment depends to the answers to these questions. Maybe Doxycycline or Minocycline in low dose, maybe combined with other things depending on skin condition. If acne vulgaris in adult woman, best result from spironolactone. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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How do you get rid of steroid acne?

How do you get rid of steroid acne?

Start with topicals: Both glucocorticoid acne and anabolic steroid acne may respond well to topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. ...Read more

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I hav got pimples al over ma face.i used mometasone furoate. doctor has prescribed me clindamycin.does it work against steroidal induced acne??

I hav got pimples al over ma face.i used mometasone furoate. doctor has prescribed me clindamycin.does it work against steroidal induced acne??

Clindamycin is a: decent topical antibiotic and may help steroid acne, if that's what you have. But if not clearing after a month on that topical go back and see dermatologist for another script ...Read more

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Is a steroid shot for acne safe?

Is a steroid shot for acne safe?

Yes: Provided the practitioner knows what he/she is doing. A tiny bit of glucocorticoid is injected into a massive lesion. A short course of systemic glucocorticoids may also be used for the flare in cystic acne at the start of treatment with isotretinoin. You need to know that all acne is manageable, though it cures itself only as you get older. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I use a steroid cream on acne?

Can I use a steroid cream on acne?

No: Long term use of topical steroids can thin or atrophy delicate facial skin, and will only address some of the inflammatory (red) component of the acne. This treatment does not address the underlying causes. Discuss treatment with yoru dermatolgist who will recommend oral and / or topical creams (ex: retin a, (tretinoin) clindamycin, etc). ...Read more

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Can steroid eye drops cause acne?

Can steroid eye drops cause acne?

Usually not: For steroid drops to have enough systemic absorption & cause acne is rare. Some people that have acne vulgaris may be triggered even with steroid drops. More important is the fact that regular strength steroid drops should be used only for limited time usually less than 3 weeks in eyes. They can cause cataract & glaucoma. Extremely mild steroid drops at once daily may be used for a long time. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more