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Dovobet is the Dog’s Dangly Bits
from Andy M.

I read with interest your comments on Dovobet.

I am the worlds worst flake shop with around 30% coverage. I have tried everything to no avail. Then a friend who also has P pretty bad was prescribed Dovobet and she gave me a tube.

What can I say?  2 applications a day and within 2 weeks the P has almost gone.

I now need to pluck up the courage to go to my own GP whom I haven’t been to in over 30 years, to ask for my own supply.

Dovobet is the dog’s dangly bits. -Andy M.


Ed’s Response:  I’m confused.  If you haven’t been to the doctor in three decades, then I must assume all the things you’ve tried were over-the-counter.  But, no, that’s not a safe assumption because you have friends (at least one) who will give you their prescription drugs (at least one tube of Dovobet).  So...

If, in fact, you haven’t been on prescription meds for your flaking you may just be enjoying a remission associated with this stronger topical.  Dovobet has both the prescription-strength topical vitamin D3 derivative and the prescription strength steroid — either one of which, or this magical combination, may be what’s delighting you.

If, however, your lack of a doctor’s attention has not prevented you from trying a whole host of prescription strength P-palliatives, then Dovobet may, indeed, be a magic bullet for you.  As it is supposed to be safer (in the long run) than full-strength topical corticosteroids, your doc might just give you a prescription to continue your use of Dovobet.  Don’t be surprised, though, if s/he doesn’t want to try you on something more mild before allowing you to continue with Dovobet.

In fact, since its been 30 years since you saw your GP, don’t be surprised if s/he’s retired or dead.  In which case I’m sure you’ll be able to find a replacement with little trouble. 

Let us know how you get on.  -Ed

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