Can Prednisone Cause Acne?

Prednisone is the medicine normally prescribed by the doctors for the procurement of inflammation on any part of the body. This medicine has been used since last 50 years. It had served the humanity extensively. Mostly this drug is used to cure the following diseases:

•    Arthritis
This drug is normally prescribed by the doctor for the cure of arthritis which is a disease in which patient feel pain in different joints of the body. Use of this drug reduces the pain and stiffness in the joint.
•    Ulcerative Colitis


This is a disease in which the patient suffers from infection in the bowl and rectum. Prednisone is the best treatment of this disease and provides great relief to the patient in very short time.
•    Hirsutism
This is very unusual situation for the women in which some unwanted hair grows in such part of the body where normally hare do not grow in women. This drug is also sued for the treatment of this situation.
•    Lupus
In this disease the patient suffer from the disorder in skin tissues in any part of the body. The skin gets swelled with red mark on it. Actually the tissues under the skin suffer some allergic problems. This disease can be cured with the use of this drug.


•    Psoriasis

[adsense_test_1_b] During this disease patient got the red spots on large area of his skin. Actually this is due to some disorder in immune system of the body. The immune system erroneously take the skin cell as pathogen and speed up the skin cell formation which appear in the form of large red spots on the skin. This disease is very effectively can be cured by this drug.
However there are some drawback in the prolong use of this drug.  Prednisone acne is the one of the side effect which commonly reported with the use of prednisone. I have visited some blogs to read the comments of different people about the side effects of prednisone on its use. The most of the visitors of the different blogs posted the comments about the suffering of acne with the use of prednisone for long term. However the acne caused due to use of prednisone last for few weeks and disappears after a certain period. If a person using the prednisone already suffering acne then the acne appears not different from the previous one. He should treat the acne with the normal way
Some research instauration like Johns Hopkins University, conducted the research about the side effects of prolonged use of prednisone drug the major results obtained by the research made by the above said university, were facial acne in specific and skin acne at any part of the body like chest, shoulders, abdominal etc in general. Prednisone acne is not a very serious problem for the patient therefore most of the doctor prescribe this drug without any hazitaion because they know that acne has not much worst effect on human health. They consider the other problems faced by the patient at the cost of acne.

Treatment Of Face Acne Caused Due To Use Of Prednisone

If a person suffering from acne at face skin can be treated by simple washing the face with some good washing agents. Moreover avoid the use of cleaning cloth should not be used again if it is contaminated with the liquid excreted due to acne. Most of the time acne caused due to the blockage of pores in the skin in the form of plug which are called blackhead and in intense condition causes the pimples. Lot of people thinks to remove the blackhead from the skin by steam treatment.

The reality in this case is not with this treatment. Actually the steam facial just soften the blackheads and not remove them from the even after the use of hours of steam. However after getting the steam treatment a good cleaner should be used to get rid of blackheads which normally cause acne. More or less the better hygienic washing the skin is the best way of treatment of Prednisone acne. Somehow doctors try to minimize this side effect of Prednisone with the combination of other remedies.

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2 thoughts on “Can Prednisone Cause Acne?

  1. I have heard about Prednisone because my friend’s mother uses it quite regularly for the treatment ulcerative colitis. I never thought I would ever have to use this drug but as luck would have it I was affected with a very bad infection of lupus. The pain was unbearable and though my doctor tried various drugs none worked. Eventually he has put me on Prednisone for the past one month or so and I have had a big relief from the pain. In fact I am now able to sleep peacefully in the night, though I do suffer from mild side effects like acne and pimples which I hope will only be temporary nature.

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