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is the Dog’s Dangly Bits
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.
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.
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