How to Overcome Stubborn Acne
Some patients can be healed in one or two days only treated with acne soap and acne cream with sulfur and salicylic acid.
However, there are even those who have been given various kinds of creams, including antibiotics, tretinoin, benzoil peroxide, etc, but acne does not go away.
In the case of stubborn acne we must know whether the skin of the patient has an underlying disease, namely chronic dermatitis
If this is so, then the use of antiacne preparations can lead to more severe inflammation.
Stop the use of acne medication when the acne gets more inflamed
I suggest you go to a doctor.
Usually doctors will give you oral corticosteroids, antihistamines, and antibiotics. If necessary also isotretinoin preparations
But again I do not advise you to use the drug without consulting a doctor
Is it safe to use corticosteroids in treating acne?
Corticosteroids can accelerate the healing process of acne especially in patients with dermatitis tendency
However long-term use of corticosteroids is not recommended as it may lead to steroid acne.
Once the acne condition subsides, the dose of corticosteroids should be tappered off so it doesn’t cause rebound effect.
*) Disclaimer: this explanation is based on dr. Greg's experience. The individual results may vary depend on various factors.