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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics
Question: ALOPACIA AREATA UNIVERSALIS
|TALESHWAR - Mon May 04, 2009 11:57 pm||
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||
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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