We live in a tropical country with mosquitoes and other insects that bite and infect the skin. We have a baby and despite the precautionary measures to keep her from being bitten, she still gets bites. And we later learned that her skin, once bitten, turns dark around the area, even if she does not scratch it (she still doesn't know how to scratch).
So we asked our doctor for a skin medication that can not only heal the insect bite fast but would not create dark spots that last for very long. She has an insect bite that even after five months can still be clearly seen.
Cortizan Cream was recommended to us. It is affordable and comes in a tube so it is efficient to use. It does heal the swelling quickly, but still the dark spots remain. My baby now looks like a Dalmatian.
So I guess, although Cortizan is a corticosteroid, it cannot really remove the dark spots in some people's skin, namely my daughter's.
But I did use it one on her milia that swelled, and when afternoon came, the swelling was gone. It is good, but was just not what I expected because I wanted something else.
By the way, Cortizan Cream is 1% Hydrocortisone