Yes it can. Prednisone can cause steroid acne, especially if you notice a flare of the acne around the time the steroids are started. I wouldn't recommend stopping steroids without speaking to a physician. In the meantime you can try benzoyl peroxide face washes but you will likely need a stronger topical medicine if you will be on Prednisone for some time.
Acne can be a. Side effect of prednisone.
Took prednisone for a sinus infection now my entire face has broken out in acne. I finished the dose when will the acne go away?
Most likely. Steroids can certainly be a contributing factor to the development of acne. Now that you have completed the course of therapy, the acne should resolve. Eat a healthy diet, wash your face with mild soap to help keep it clean--do not scrub hard. If the acne persists, see your physician. He mat want to prescribe an acne cream to help resolve the problem. Read more...