I wish I knew how long it takes to go away. I can't stay off the prednisone long enough to find out.
I have resorted to using an antibactirial soap on my face (kinda harsh) and follow up with perioxide on a cotton ball. This seems to keep the major craters under control. Have not found much of anything that works on the shoulders & back area. I won't take the long course of antibiotics for this cause I'm afraid I'll build a resistance to antibiotics and I may need them for something more serious than acne.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Remicade, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain. Lactose Intolerant?
Attitude: When I stand before G-D at the end of my life, I want to be able to say; I used every talent you gave me in a positive way to help others along their way!