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Aveeno Similar to
figured I would catch up you up a little on my limited trial of Aveeno
with 1% Hydrocortisone.
As I previously
mentioned I saw an improvement in only a few days, after continued
improvement I started using the Aveeno on my scalp lesions and elbows. The
lesions on my hands and scalp went away after about two weeks and my
elbows improved dramatically.
Keep in mind I
also use UVB 3 times a week so it has to be figured in I suppose, although
it never worked this fast before, to make a long story short I tired of
spending $7 every 4 days on a tube of this product and wanted to see what
would happen when I discontinued use.
guessed it, I had a flare-up similar to when I discontinued Skin-Cap only
not as severe. I have commenced using the Aveeno again on my hands and
scalp and am seeing some improvements again after about a week. My derm
says I can continue doing the Aveeno but to limit the amount and scope of
He also wrote
me a prescription for Enbrel which my insurer has agreed to pay for, but
after reading some of the reports on this site I am somewhat discouraged
about it's prospects.
that’s it for now maybe somebody else has some feedback concerning the
Aveeno with Hydrocortisone. Thanks,
Response: Perhaps you are
responding well to the combination
of the UVB and Aveeno. Over
the past twelve months there’s appeared to be something of a groundswell
in support for combo therapies. There
are two kinds I’ve been hearing a lot about:
One is the combination of a topical corticosteroid with Dovonex (a
topical vitamin D3). The other
is any number of topicals or systemics in combination with light therapy.
If Aveeno is
giving you a combo advantage
coupled with the light therapy, you should rejoice because $7 a tube for
Aveeno beats any price I’ve heard for one of the effective prescription
I’m always a
little disappointed when I read people are discouraged from trying a
regimen because of what they’ve read here.
Fortunately it sounds like you’re going to try Enbrel, you’re
just less confident — because of what you’ve read here — that it
will make a big difference. That’s
okay. All my personal
experience (so far) and a major portion of the correspondence I receive
about Enbrel suggests it’s no magic bullet and the pre-approval hype was
probably due to the fact that only those trial subjects with alarmingly good
results were talking about it.
On the other
hand, now that I’m on a double-dose routine with Enbrel, if I see some
improvement you just might be reading words from me in the future that
sound like the hype. But you
also might not hear those words from me.