Does topical cortisone cream work on Acne?

Acne Treatment . 1 answer . 4 years ago

I get the occasional pimple and a friend of mine said that OTC hydrocortisone cream works to reduce the pimple size and make it go away faster. Is it safe to dab a little on once in awhile for a quick fix?

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4 years ago by Rejuve

Cortisone helps with inflammation but does not treat the bacteria which is usually the underlying cause. Long term use of course causes thinning of the skin and easy bruisibility.

4 years ago by Rejuve (View Profile)

Cortisone helps with inflammation but does not treat the bacteria which is usually the underlying cause. Long term use of course causes thinning of the skin and easy bruisibility.


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