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Foam + Dovonex: Best Yet
Just wanted to
let you know I, too, have been using Olux Foam on the psoriasis on my
body. My doctor prescribed it
along with Dovonex cream. She
told me to put the Foam on first, and the Dovonex second, twice a day.
I started on Thursday evening, and by Saturday morning most of my
lesions were completely smooth and clear.
Nothing, I mean nothing has worked so fast for me before. Usually
the medications do not work at all! I
hope this is not just a fluke and that I will stay clear for longer than a
few days. I just had to let
you know, it's worth a try. -AMW
Response: Thanks for letting
us know. I have received a
steady stream of good reports on Olux Foam (not a single “It didn’t do
a thing for me” email — which is unusual).
I’ve also been hearing from lots of folks who are being
prescribed Dovonex as 50% of some combo therapy.
I think what the derms are hoping is that the steroid half of this
popular combo — whatever it is, Ultravate, Diprolene, Olux Foam — will
get the patient into remission and, eventually, the Dovonex should keep
them there longer and safer. As
of yet no one’s emailed me to say, “My derm told me to stop taking the
steroid and just continue on with the Dovonex,” but I’m expecting this
Unfortunately, I won’t be hearing it myself. My Dovonex/Ultravate therapy lasted about three months and my lesions seemed totally unaffected. The good news is nothing got worse. The bad news is nothing got better. I talked my derm into ending the combo therapy in favor of a return to Diprolene (betamethasone propionate) as my single topical. -Ed