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Worked for Him
Ed. I stumbled across your web
site a while back and just seem to keep coming back.
I'm one of those weirdoes who used to subscribe to the Physician's
Desk Reference until that information was available free online.
I am absolutely compulsive about trying to learn everything
possible about the medications that my family and I take.
Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical companies can withhold so much
relevant information, that even doctors can't learn everything they need
I was diagnosed with pustular psoriasis on my hands in 1995. After all
lesser treatments failed over two years of treatment and three
dermatologists, I reluctantly consented to try Tegison, which I took for
the better part of two years with no appreciable improvement.
Although my psoriasis didn't improve, I lost all of the hair on my legs, stomach, chest, and arm pits. The hair on my hands and arms had thinned noticeably, and what hair was left was quite long and curly. Probably because I was also taking Proscar (Finasteride, marketed in lower dosages as Propecia to retard male pattern baldness), I had no hair loss on my head.
quit taking Tegison in May 1999 and only just learned on your web site
that it was taken off the market that same year.
I also learned of the undisclosed side effects that caused Tegison
to be taken off the market. I'd
never seen those side effects disclosed in any medical or pharmaceutical
information before I started taking Tegison or while I was taking it, nor
had my dermatologist ever mentioned any of them.
I tried Exorex almost immediately after stopping Tegison.
I read on the label that it was used in lower dosages for different
ailments, so I diluted the penetrating emulsion with two parts distilled
water to one part emulsion. My
psoriasis began to clear immediately, and within a few weeks, I was
symptom-free. I went back to
my dermatologist just to make sure, and he was amazed.
When it has reappeared over the last five years, I resume my Exorex
regimen, and it goes away again.
read that coal tar emulsion is a known carcinogen, but I can't find
anything specific to Exorex. Do
you know of any specific information?
swear that I an not now nor have I ever been employed or paid by Exorex,
and I have no ulterior motive whatsoever.
I'm only writing because it works for me, and it will probably work
for others. I recommend trying
Exorex, and if it doesn't work for you, stop.
for giving us a forum to share our experiences. -James
Response: Glad you wrote about
your positive experience with Exorex, James.
As you know from searching on Exorex
here at FlakeHQ, the product does have its advocates.
It appears to be the manufacturer’s advertising policies that get
them into trouble. Ed
Anderson’s write-up about Exorex at the Psoriasis
Hall of PShame is essential reading.
one argues that coal tar has been an effective P palliative for years.
In a number of forms it has been one of the longest lived
treatments for P. Lots of
people find coal tar can calm their lesions.
I don’t know of any specific claims about the coal tar in Exorex
or its carcinogenic toxicity (which isn't surprising because the product
manufacturer initially concealed the fact that coal tar was the active
know coal tar has worked for me because I use T-Gel shampoo (by
Neutrogena) and used to use Pentrax shampoo, which contains even more coal
tar derivative than T-Gel. I
also used to use a specially compounded formulation containing coal-tar
and salicylic acid as an overnight occlusion (under a shower cap).
I haven’t tried Exorex because, as an OTC product it was too expensive and there were plenty of other things to try that were prescribed, hence paid for in large by my insurance. -Ed