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A 36-year-old member asked:

Do you know any alternative therapy for behcet's disease?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Challenging Disease: Behcet's is a chronic systemic vasculitis with ulcers in the mouth, genitals and sometimes eyes as well as skin manifestations and arthritis. Traditional therapies for this rare disease include high-potency topical and intralesional steroids. Other topical therapies exist. Also Dapsone and Colchicine (oral medications) can help. More agressive therapies can be used also.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
There's a variety: Get with a specialist. Ask about thalidomide and the many other meds that have been tested. Folks with Behcet's often experiment a lot. Just don't drop all mainstream Rx in favor of vitamins or flower petals -- Behcet's is serious stuff. Best wishes.

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