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Red bumps that raise and itch horribly then go down. 2 derms, 2 biopsies, creams and no help. One BX revealed eczema and one pemphigus. Same places. ?
DETAILS?????: Did you have direct immunofluorescense biopsy? Blood tests? Bullous pemphigoid or another type of pemphigus? Do not use Benadryl except as a sleeping pill. If your DR wants to help you, she will certainly give you a prescription steroid. Hydrocortisone OTC is so weak it does almost nothing. Pick a dermatologist and ask your questions. Start with a solid diagnosis. Hives? Eczema? Dermographism? Pem ...Read more
I have pemphigus vulgaris and I am treating it with mycophenolate and prednisone. Currently, I have scabs on my scalp that apears to not heal. What is causing this not to heal? The prednisone?
Pemphigus: Your pemphigus condition could be causing sores/scabs in your scalp just as it could be causing other sores/scabs in other bodily areas. Follow-up with your dermatologist. Prednisone is anti-inflammatory and should generally help your pemphigus and not be causing spontaneous sores/scabs in your scalp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blisters: This is a cruel disease in which the patient makes antibodies against a protein that holds the skin cells together. This is one of the most serious diseases in dermatology practice, and calls for a lasting relationship with one who you trust. Appearing suddenly, it may warn of a cancer deep in the body. Good luck. ...Read more
Not yet: There is not yet a cure for pemphigus vulgaris, but the condition is controllable with immunosuppressive treatment. The usual treatment is with corticosteroids, which are often started at high doses, together with immunosuppressive drugs (azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporin, methotrexate, etc.). New medicines called biologics (such as rituximab) are being studied, for treating pemphigus. ...Read more
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