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Taking prednisone. Started itching and pain on leg. What is causing this and suggest cure?

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taking prednisone, had skin eruption on back of leg. itching with associated pain. what is it and what's the remedytaking prednisone for myasthenia gravi
s. had skin eruption on back of leg. itching and painful. What is it and what's the remedy?
Posted Wed, 5 Dec 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 1 hour later
Hi ,
Thanks for writing in.
The condition you are suffering from is acneform lesions and folliculitis.

It occurs due to long term intake of steroids like prednisolone.

The treatment of this condition is application of benzoyl peroxide lotion over the back and leg.
Also oral antibiotics like doxycycline for a month will be needed.
Also anti acne soap containing benzoyl peroxide would be helpful.
also shifting from prednisolone to other drug should be considered.

Hope this helps.
I would be available for follow up.

Dr Sudarshan
MD dermatologist
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