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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?
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
No: No it should not if the tapering is done properly. ...Read more
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
My 6 year old son has dmd. He's on prednisone right now but only at a very low dose 2mg, because of side effects. We were wondering about deflazacort?
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
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