Hey guys,

I've been experiencing quite a bad flare up over the past couple weeks and wanted to get some information about short term use of hyrdocortisone. I have an important meeting tomorrow where my confidence will be absolutely key but my skin looks terrible.

I'm considering using some over the counter hydrocortisone (0.5% I believe) to help reduce my flare temporarily. I'm aware that using steroids for long periods will do harm but my questions:

1. Is this a remotely good idea to use steroids short term to combat a bad flare up?
2. If so, how long is safe to use and how do I taper off after that period?