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.

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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. Read more...

Is it okay to use hydrocortisone acetate suppositories to relieve rectal pains during colonoscopy prep (while on liquid or fasting)?

Rectal discomfort. During the prep is from the frequent loose stools and wiping too much. Soaking your bottom in warm water and applying over the counter ointments such as calmoseptine may help. The hemorrhoids can also get enlarged from such and can cause rectal discomfort on the inside. Hydrocortisone supp may help in that case. Read more...