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— New Topical for Hard-to-Help Places
my derm prescribed Protopic®
(tacrolimus ointment), which looks to be something for eczema but is being
used for psoriasis too. Something
about T-cell/cytokine inhibition if I heard her right.
Have to find a magnifying glass to read the fine print of the
insert in the box. Maybe
it'll help. As is usual, I
won't experiment with more than half a limb, as I did with Tazorac.
That experiment was a bummer, as I think I wrote you.
The best thing about today's appointment was that a full-body
search didn't yield anything that needed to be burned or cut and stitched.
I rarely get out so easily.
posted a news item about Protopic®
on March 3rd. Here’s the link: New
Topical ointment may be effective for psoriasis patients [scroll down
until you see this headline]. -Sherry
Response: Thanks for bringing
our attention to this, Sherry. According
to the article at NPF, Protopic®
is a non-steroidal topical good for use in places where topical
corticosteroids aren’t recommended — like on the face.
Though the article doesn’t say, I imagine this might be an
alternative for genital P and some of those skin fold areas that invite
flexural P. My intention is
to ask my derm about Protopic®
on my next visit.
If FlakeHQ had an intelligence department (our version of the CIA) you’d head it up, Sherry. -Ed