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That is what I have. The beauty of Elidel is that it functions like a steroid without the problems of topical steroids -- namely skin thinning and steroid rebound. As the "black box" warnings, I've spoken to at least five dermatoloigsts about this, and they all brush it off citing both very weak study support as well as their collective clinical experience. FWIW Elidel is often prescribed for infants its considered so safe.
As a non-steroid, Elidel is suitable for treating rosacea patients who need a cream to reduce inflammation, because steroids can aggravate rosacea. However, Elidel does not treat rosacea itself. Metonidazole (and others) are better choices. Best. Dr.
I read on the internet from multiple sources, that TCI's do not cause skin thinning or the side effects associated with steroid ointments, which is why it's usually used. However, one website I read stated that Elidel does not thin the skin "as much as" steroid creams do! So which is it for sure? Does it, or does it NOT thin the skin in any way?
I understand that Elidel does not carry the side effects associated with steroid creams such as skin thinning, but does Elidel have any serious side effects to the skin that I should be aware of? Also, if I do give it a try, how long should I expect to see results (a week, 2, a month) and how long is it safe to use it for? Or should I use something else instead? Keep in mind I have already tried about all the basic treatments! .
I then started applying betamethasone ointment on my face and now I have Steroid rosacea! My Dr. has me using Elidel to clear it up--it initially made a big difference! Now it seems to have lost its effectiveness. How long will this take to clear up?! Its been about two weeks-- I look HORRIBLE!!! Also will this be a recurring condition in my life?? Also why is my face ITCHING !! and what can be done to control it? When will the itching subside??? Re: the folliculitis; will it ever go away?
I started using Elidel also. The rash seemed to improve. About 2 months ago I was done with the steroid cream and only on antibiotic and Elidel. 6 weeks into I went to see her again. It was better and she said we should try an antibiotic cream, clyndimicine (sp?) and stop the pills. I am allergic to something in that cream. But I was also on a Z-pack from a bronchitis. For 2 weeks on that things seemed good. Then about 2 weeks ago I started breaking out again really badly.
Does Elidel or "Pimecrolimus Cream" help reverse skin that is thin or the side effects of topical steroid creams? I had read that it could help with this, and definitely does not cause carry the risk of side effects that steroid creams do such as skin atrophy and discoloration from multiple websites and wanted to know if this is actually true or not. Also, is it true that Elidel does NOT thin or damage sensitive skin at all?
Okay, I know what Elidel is and that it is a non-steroidal treatment to dermatitis. However, I want to know if it thins the skin at all, to any extent? I read on the internet from multiple websites, that TCI's do not cause skin thinning or the side effects associated with steroid ointments, which is why it's usually used. However, one website stated that Elidel does not thin the skin "as much as" steroid creams do! So which is it for sure?
Also, is there any evidence to suggest that Elidel--in at least some patients--can aggravate rather than help with rosacea? I know its safer than steroids for rosacea, but wasn't sure if it could have steroid-induced rosacea-like effects (at least, in a minority of patients). Thanks.
I want to know from the doctors on here about the truth on the side effects of Elidel or (pimecrolimus cream 1%). I know about the black box warning, however my personal doctor says it is "non-sense"; and that it is all based on a study with rats who took large amounts orally and then developed cancers since it is an immunosupressant. I was also told that it does not cause any thinning or atrophy of the skin at all, opposed to that seen with steroid creams.
I understand that Elidel does not carry the side effects associated with steroid creams such as skin thinning, but does Elidel have any serious side effects to the skin that I should be aware of? Also, if I do give it a try, how long should I expect to see results (a week, 2, a month) and how long is it safe to use it for? Or should I use something else instead? Keep in mind I have already tried about all the basic treatments! .
Okay thanks, so then how long would you expect it to normally take for EpiCeram to work and completely clear the dermatitis, before I should turn to the Elidel? How about the Elidel?
I was recently diagnosed with dermatitis by a local dermatologist and he prescribed me a topical medication called "Elidel", since he didn't think steroid creams were appropriate for the area of body that I am treating which has thin skin. Anyways, I have been using the Elidel for about 10 days now, and have NOT seen any noticable difference in my skin condition.
I previously used Elidel 1% twice daily for two weeks on sensitive skin. I know what Elidel is and that it's an alternative to steroid creams for treatment of dermatitis & that is why I tried it. When I saw NO results after two weeks, I figured it wasn't going to help so discontinued using it. I want to know if that was too long to use without seeing any improvement (could it have done any harm)?
Regarding TCI's, specifically 'Elidel', what is the exact number of consecutive days is it generally safe to use for? On the instructions its says for short-term use only, yet doesn't define what "short-term" use would be! Short-term use of Elidel CAN'T be the same as steroid creams since it is a skin-selective inflammatory cytokine inhibitor, therefore what (in exact number range of days) is considered short-term use for Elidel!?
When using Elidel, a TCI, commonly used to treat eczema or dermatitis; how long should it take (using twice a day) to start seeing results? I used this for 12 consecutive days with no improvement in my skin discoloration or tenderness, & I was using it on naturally thin skin to treat what I thought was dermatitis. I have heard that it takes longer for Elidel to take effect compared to a low strength steroid cream, but exactly how long should you use it for, without noticing any improvement?
When using Elidel, a TCI, commonly used to treat eczema or dermatitis; how long should it take (using twice a day) to start seeing results? I used this for 12 consecutive days with no improvement in my skin discoloration or tenderness, & I was using it on naturally thin skin to treat what I thought was dermatitis. I have heard that it takes longer for Elidel to take effect compared to a low strength steroid cream, but exactly how long should you use it for, without noticing any improvement?
I was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis by a dermatologist and precribed Elidel or (pimecrolimus cream). I was told that Elidel does not have the side effects associated with topical steroid creams such as skin thinning and discoloration. This was necessary since the area affected is right on the skin around the meatus of my penis. Anyways, I used the Elidel for almost 12 days (twice a day) without any significant results, so I stopped.
What can be used to help repair skin that has suffered atrophy side effects from the use of strong topical steroid creams on sensitive skin? I've tried vitamin creams, emu oil, even Elidel with minimal results & now it has been over a year since it happened! So what topicals would really work to reverse these effects at this point?
Also he said it appeared to be dermatitis as you stated and I was prescribed elidel since I was not interested in using steroid creams anymore. I have read that elidel is linked to cancer and has a fda black box warning, do you think elidel is appropriate/safe or not? Understand that I am not looking to make things any worse than they have already become from the prior treatment!
Elidel is NOT a steroid cream, it is a skin-selective inflammatory cytokine inhibitor, therefore it does not cause any skin atrophy. However, how safe is it to use on the head of the penis for a couple weeks on normal skin? On the instructions it says for short-term use only, yet does not define what that would be! What time frame (in exact number of consecutive days) using twice daily, can Elidel be safely used on the penis skin without likely causing any side effects? 10 days? 2 weeks?
please suggest me, if i can use Elidel for long period without any side effect? and because of using steroid cream my skin became very thin, how can i improve it?
hi dr, my problem is not much different than the other ones i am also suffering from steroid rosacea i had also used steroid for 2-3 yrs ie betamethasone though i have completely discontinued its use now but i have rosacea i have papules on my skin which flare up and have inflammation on my face which has become persistent now, and am having severe discomfort itching as well as reddness in the eyes as well.
I understand that Elidel does not carry the side effects associated with steroid creams such as skin thinning, but does Elidel have any serious side effects to the skin at all that I should be aware of? Also, if I do give it a try, how long should I expect to see results (a week, 2, a month) and how long is it safe to use it for? Or should I use something else instead?
Hi, Elidel or pimecrolimus, an immunosuppressant, works by decreasing the body's immune system to help slow down the growth of atopic dermatitis on the skin. There are not enough studies that show its effect on skin that has suffered atrophy from the use of strong topical steroid creams at present. It is recommended that Elidel is used exactly as prescribed and only on skin areas affected with eczema. Take care and best regards.
Elidel doesn't work al that well. If you don't use steroid creams on the eczema, it isn't likely to get any better. If you use the proper steroid under supervision, you needn't worry about excessive absorption. But I don't see that you have much choice, because if you don't treat your child's eczema, he'll be itchy and miserable. Best. Dr.
Okay.. however I specifically asked about "Elidel" which is not a steroid, it is a TCI or (topical calcineurin inhibitor)! so what is considered short term for this?
Hi, I've been dx w perioral dermatitis 11/2011. I have been on Elidel since then and recently added Doxycyclin 100mg daily 3 months ago. I notice that everytime I stop Elidel, the rahs comes back. I'm worried the antibiotics are not working. Is it possible that the Elidel was suppressing them? Any reason why it comes back so fast when I stop it (so far I've stopped it in 2/2012 and just recently). It does clear me up but once I stop, it all comes back. Any suggestions?
I understand that Elidel does not carry the side effects associated with steroid creams such as skin thinning, but does Elidel have any serious side effects to the skin that I should be aware of? Also, if I do give it a try, how long should I expect to see results (a week, 2, a month) and how long is it safe to use it for? Or should I use something else instead? Keep in mind I have already tried about all the basic treatments! .
I understand that Elidel does not carry the side effects associated with steroid creams such as skin thinning, but does Elidel have any side effects to the skin at all that I should be aware of? Also, if I do give it a try, how long should I expect to see results (a week, 2, a month) and how long is it safe to use it for?
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