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Old 03-10-2018, 01:41 PM
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Does anyone have this condition or know someone who does? My elderly father has this for about 2 yrs. It comes and goes every month or two. Every time his ankle itches and gets swollen, the dermatologist will prescribe antibiotics and prednisone. My dad is also using a steriod cream that the dermatologist gave 1 week on , 1 week off. He also tries to moisturize his ankle often.

I am thinking of switching dermatologists to see if there is a permanent or better solution to his issue. I just need to know if anyone has first hand experience with this and if they have a good remedy or how they dealt with it besides going to a dermatologist. thanks.

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Old 03-10-2018, 09:06 PM
 
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Does anyone have this condition or know someone who does? My elderly father has this for about 2 yrs. It comes and goes every month or two. Every time his ankle itches and gets swollen, the dermatologist will prescribe antibiotics and prednisone. My dad is also using a steriod cream that the dermatologist gave 1 week on , 1 week off. He also tries to moisturize his ankle often.

I am thinking of switching dermatologists to see if there is a permanent or better solution to his issue. I just need to know if anyone has first hand experience with this and if they have a good remedy or how they dealt with it besides going to a dermatologist. thanks.


https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20350414
Mayo Clinic multi-page site listing possible causes, and treatments.


Site says it's rare, so you may need to search to find a doctor with deeper knowledge of the illness.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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Does anyone have this condition or know someone who does? My elderly father has this for about 2 yrs. It comes and goes every month or two. Every time his ankle itches and gets swollen, the dermatologist will prescribe antibiotics and prednisone. My dad is also using a steriod cream that the dermatologist gave 1 week on , 1 week off. He also tries to moisturize his ankle often.

I am thinking of switching dermatologists to see if there is a permanent or better solution to his issue. I just need to know if anyone has first hand experience with this and if they have a good remedy or how they dealt with it besides going to a dermatologist. thanks.

I took care of my mom and she passed away from this auto immune disease. I kept her comfortable with mittens to prevent scratching, lots of gauze; and bactricium powder. I was her nurse because the facility she was in did not handle wound care and she was not on hospice at that time.

I Thank God that she did not know what was going on... not like I knew.
I kept her medicated so she was alert but not agitated, but it was a lot of trial and error medicating her, and then she got these UTI's

Remember, it is always harder on the Caregiver, mentally and emotionally especially towards the end of their Dementia journey.
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