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Doctor insights on: Deflazacort Uses

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What to do if I am 17 almost 15 and I'm probley going to go on this new drug for duchens muscular distophy called deflazacort?

What to do if I am 17 almost 15 and I'm probley going to go on this new drug for duchens muscular distophy called deflazacort?

Ask Lots of Question: I am not an expert in treatment of muscular dystrophy, but any time you start a new drug you should ask lots of questions. Make sure you understand the expected benefits and potential side effects. If there is anything you are not comfortable with let your doctor know. Ask if you will need regular blood work to look for side effects. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed deflazacort for scalp folliculitis for 6 days ........is it effective for it ?

My dermatologist prescribed deflazacort for scalp folliculitis for 6 days ........is it effective for it ?

Abx vs steroids: Folliculitis,in general,is typically caused by bacteria proliferating into the hair follicles and causing redness, swelling, and sometimes pain.I personally would start with an antibiotic and if that did not help after 5-7 days then maybe try a steroid like your doctor did.Have to also consider that the infection may be caused by fungus or virus too.If the steroid makes it worse,it's likely fungal ...Read more

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What are the side effects of calcort tabs?

What are the side effects of calcort tabs?

Calcort: Not used in us, it is similar to Prednisone which is a cortisone. Cortisone has a numnber off potential side effects and should be supervised and prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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What is epaderm use for?

Epaderm: This consists of emulsifying wax, yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin - it is applied to dry skin and it acts as a barrier preventing loss of water. Hence the skin stays moist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use meladerm?

Is it ok to use meladerm?

Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more

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Is it charity to use chip?

Is it charity to use chip?

CHIP: The children’s health insurance program (chip) provides health coverage for children whose families can’t afford private health insurance but who make too much money to be eligible for medicaid. I guess the answer to your question depends on your definition of charity. ...Read more

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At are signs that someone uses drugs by injections?

At are signs that someone uses drugs by injections?

Scars or marks: Usuually you can suspect someone may be using drugs via injection(iv) methods when you see multiple puncture marks on their arms (usually at the fold of the inner elbow) hands, neck, feet/toes and even woman's breasts (yep, their breasts ). Repeated abscesses (like a large pimple) can also develop at the sites where they are injecting. ...Read more