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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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