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 TALESHWAR - Mon May 04, 2009 11:57 pm

Hi Doc,

My problem is something exceptional. I have problem of alopacia areata Universalis from last 20 yrs. And for the treatment of same I am on corticosteriod drug Betnesol (2.5mg on every fifth day). I m single and age 29yrs. I know this drug has lots of side effects which i m do facing.

Since there is no cure the only hope for me is this only medicine.

I heard during steriod treatment it is not advisable to go for the child since it can bring abnormalitites and other serious risks.

I m taking this medicine from last 10 yrs or so.

I think i m not suitable for becoming father.

Whats ur suggestion?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:31 pm

User avatar Hello,As far as I know steroid therapy has very little to do with parenthood.Do check with your physician,but my guess is that you have mistaken anabolic steroid side effects for standard steroid therapy.Best wishes.


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