It was a long time ago, so I am speaking from memories that I have from my teenage years, I am almost 57 now, and mom was since passed or I would ask her. But as I recall it took about 45 days to get to the place she was comfortable being in public again. I would say it cleared in about 60 days. As i say mom was very self conscious and I would be surprised if she would have felt it cleared enough to be in public before it almost completely cleared. Also by the time mom took the non steroid path she was very ill with a number of issues, so to say it took 45 days means it might have cleared in 15 to 30 under normal circumstances.
I do want to comment on the issue of MS. I do my RA infusions with a lady who is both diabetic and has MS. I am so glad I do not have MS. It is a terrible match to have both. The poor lady cannot inject herself it requires an assistant (her husband mostly) but the nurse has done it as well. She told me her blood sugar is a moving target and that is fine with her endo. MS is the major disease despite being diabetic for over 30 years. There is nothing good about that combination. I have it bad with Rheumatoid Arthritis and type 1, she has it way way worse. She inspires me whenever I see her. I think, if she can do what she does, I can do whatever small stuff I need to do. By the way she spent this past Christmas in Hawaii with her family. They all flew there from Indiana to enjoy the warmth and to fulfill a promise they made on their honeymoon to someday take the kids (when they had them) to Hawaii. It was their 25th anniversary. That gave me enough inspiration to move on for a lifetime.