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How do I thin out dovonex cream/ointment for my scalp?

How do I thin out dovonex cream/ointment for my scalp?

Solution or Foam: The generic form of dovonex (calcipotriene) comes as a solution which is easier for the scalp. There are also other prescription products that have this medicine that are found as a solution. Finally, there will be a foam version available in the next month that would be easier to rub into the scalp. Contact a compounding pharmacy to see if they could make a solution from your ointment. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Has anyone ever used dovonex 0.005% solution for scalp psoriasis?

Has anyone ever used dovonex 0.005% solution for scalp psoriasis?

Yes: This is a medication that has some relief..I suggest you add a topical steroid for any reddness...Dovonex helps more with scale. ...Read more

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What can I do for my psoriasos- I have tried everything including Dovonex---?

What can I do for my psoriasos- I have tried everything including Dovonex---?

Try: Tazorac gel if you have not tried yet. If it does not work then you try light therapy . If that one fails your other option would be to try oral medication such as methotraxate, cyclosporine. Injectable medications so called biologics are also available. ...Read more

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Is there anything better than dovonex for psoriasis?

Topical steroids: For localized psoriasis, dovonex alone is of limited value. It works much better when used along with prescription strength topical steroids. Also, Dovonex Cream is not as effective as the ointment, which is no longer available; however, calcitrene ointment and generic Calcipotriene Ointment are basically the same as dovonex ointment. ...Read more

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Why does dovonex cause pain in my lower back when applied to that area?

Why does dovonex cause pain in my lower back when applied to that area?

Side effect: Burning, stinging, skin irritation tingling are known side effects of this medication. These uncomfortable sensations can occur in the back, but could occur anywhere the ointment is applied. ...Read more

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Can dovonex cream be used for psorasis?

Can dovonex cream be used for psorasis?

Yes: Psoriasis is the main use for dovonex cream. It works best when used with prescription strength topical steroids. ...Read more

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Why do I feel an ache in my lower back when I apply dovonex?

Why do I feel an ache in my lower back when I apply dovonex?

Psoriatic arthritis?: Dovonex shouldn't be causing lower back pain. However, psoriatic arthritis often involves the back. Discuss your joint symptoms with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a problem with sirisus I have tried coconut oil, betnovate and dovonex not helped at all ?

I have a problem with sirisus I have tried coconut oil, betnovate and dovonex not helped at all ?

Sinusitis: Please see an ear nose and throat specialist physician for diagnosis of your sinus problem, reasons for lack of improvement by the remedies tried by you, and for treatment. ...Read more

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