FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: KENALOG

User Comments:

For Psoriasis “I have had psoriatic plaques foe nearly 17 years. The itch can sometimes be insane and as I’m sure many here would at least imagine, has caused me to take drastic actions to quell it. The only way I have explained it is that the itch is well below the skin and the thick plaques make it impossible to reach. I love getting the injections for two reasons. First as many have said it quiets outbreaks faster and more efficiently than almost anything I’ve ever uses. Second and I know this may sound weird but having that sharp needle press into itchy skin feels incredible. Then followed by the medicine (kenalog) saturating the itchy area. I get it every four months”

Living with itch in sj (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 4, 2017

For Psoriasis “This has had more benefit controlling psoriasis on hands and feet over any biologic I’ve taken over the years. I’ve yet to find a medication with better results.”

Patient CS (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 19, 2017

For Atopic Dermatitis “I’ve had dermatitis for 16 years. It started as mild eczema on my hands but within a year it went from mild to wild! Woke up one morning and both my forearms were swollen, red, itching, burning and leaking fluid when pushed against. 3 pitting edema. From that point on over the next few years, it spread to my torso, legs, back, scalp and face. Topical creams no longer worked, I was put on prednisone dose packs, but over time, prednisone was causing terrible side effects i.e., moon face, hyperglycemia, depression, agitation, oral thrush etc. I was then put on Kenalog 40mg every 3-4 weeks but then Kenalog created new side effects. Now I have to take 80mg of Kenalog and methotrexate. Works but my life is a wreck.”

EczMan August 16, 2014

For Psoriasis “Only thing that helped my scalp”

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 26, 2013

For Atopic Dermatitis “This injection is amazing for major flare-ups that are not controllable by atopic creme. I had a shot a year ago and it cleared up my skin completely within 4 days. I stayed clear for a year exactly before my next flare-up and I went back for this same injection. Highly recommend for relief and the embarrassment of the flare-ups.”

ambernic1982 (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 25, 2012

“I too had a injection of Kenalog 10 in my face. After the first 3 weeks I noticed a dime size dent on my cheek. Called the doctor who did the injection, came back to the office. But before that, I researched the internet and found a link where 4 people had a kenalog injection got saline injected in the same spot the kenalog was and could possibly help flush out or decrease the efrects of kenalog working its full term of 6 weeks. I showed the doctor this link on this study and he agreed maybe saline which acts like water can help. This study showed 4 people went every week for 8 weeks & had them same amount of saline injected in the area. All 4 people had great results. “

HopeToHeal (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 23, 2012

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