Does discoloration from topical hydrocortisone use resolve? (photos)
1 year ago
I had lipo of the full abdomen and a c section scar revision done last week. I developed a skin rash on my lower abs and the nurse at the office suggested to use hydrocortisone cream. A thin layer was used and the next day my rash was a purple/brown colored patch. It is a rough texture compared to the surrounding skin. The nurse thinks it's just bruising. I believe it's a side effect of the hydrocortisone. Will this discoloration subside on its own? how long is the process?
Doctor Answers 1
I suggest you see a cosmetic dermatologist with experience this may need a series of topical and laser treatments. Best, Dr. Emer.
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