So my doctor perscribed me hydrocortisone acetate, is acne a side effect?

Maybe. Lpts of people who take cortisne or other similar products usually by mouth at higher doses can get acne as a side effect. It is not very common to get acne from the low concentration topicals prescribed.

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Is hydrocortisone acetate/urea ok to use on your acne?

Hydrocortisone/ Acne. Hydrocortisone is a steroid cream that can be used to decrease inflammation from a number of different causes. In general, it is not a first choice acne treatment. For deep cystic acne, steroids can be injected by a physician to help reduce inflammation. However, with daily use, Hydrocortisone can lead to thinning of the skin and redness. Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid are better choices.