Hi There are you sure it is acne? Could it be roseacea possibly? Reason I say this is my husband has had it twice while on prednisone in the past year or so and has it again and he is currently tapering from 40 mg and now at 20 or 17 1/2mgs. It's been leading up to this but we were hoping it would not get worse and held off as long as we could on the anti biotic thing.
I posted yesterday concerning this and haven'g heard any thing from any others who may have had to deal with this off and on. I know anti biotics are not the best thing to use along with UC and UC meds but it is the only thing that will clear it up. Left untreated roseacea had its problems too.
If you can get to a dermatologist for a more positive diagnosis that might be the best and be sure he/she is aware of your condition and what other meds you are currently on. Discuss with your GI also or maybe your GI doctor can prescribe something if comfortable doing so.
60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40 mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg