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

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Dr. Gregory Vipond
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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