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Offline Big Ears

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Prednisone for Dishydrotic Eczema / Pompholyx
« on: Wednesday May 02, 2012, 08:29:13 PM »
If any of you have been reading my posts in the last 2 years or so, you'll know that I've tried many things - thought I had the cure, then keep getting reocurrances of those blisters that we all love so dearly.

The latest solution has been a round of prednisone perscribed by my dermotologiest.

Amazing results. in 3 days of using this drug at 40 mg./day, my hands and feet are nearly 100% healed.


Hope everyone out there is doing well.
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Re: Prednisone for Dishydrotic Eczema / Pompholyx
« Reply #1 on: Sunday May 06, 2012, 10:52:49 PM »
That's WONDERFUL!! :dance: :yay:

So glad something finally worked!
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Re: Prednisone for Dishydrotic Eczema / Pompholyx
« Reply #2 on: Thursday December 06, 2012, 10:06:36 AM »
several months later, how are you finding this remedy? still great im hoping this mite have to be my next thing to try

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Re: Prednisone for Dishydrotic Eczema / Pompholyx
« Reply #3 on: Thursday December 06, 2012, 03:15:49 PM »
Although the doctors say to go off of it, I've been using about 20mg per day and clean as a whistle.
I try going off of it and my hands go wild. I'm using it and that's that.

I will try tapering off again at the end of the month, after new years and see what happens.

Stuff really works!
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Re: Prednisone for Dishydrotic Eczema / Pompholyx
« Reply #4 on: Monday March 25, 2013, 08:24:28 AM »
Prednisone sure is a miracle drug, but comes with harsh side effects. Its probably different for everyone but I have experienced both extreme mental and physical effects for being on it for several months for my asthma. It definitely cleared up my eczema/pompholyx but I do everything to avoid it. Due to the prednisone I suffered mental confusion and depression. Physically, I had extreme weight gain. Prednisone is a strong steroid and will reduce any kind of inflammation, but it comes with a price. Additionally, if you are on it long term, one of the biggest side effects is weakening bones and early osteoporosis.

Main point: Prednisone WILL work, but use only if your eczema is really disrupting your day-to-day life. And don't expect to be able to use it forever. If it didn't have side effects, I'm sure I would be taking it daily for the rest of my life because it works so well.
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Re: Prednisone for Dishydrotic Eczema / Pompholyx
« Reply #5 on: Monday March 25, 2013, 08:11:52 PM »
you could use celestamine as alternative
it's just 0.25mg with max dossage 8/day

i'm using this 1/day, before sleep for 2 days

cannot use too much, the side effect of mood swings really not good for daily activity