What is the best treatment for bullous pemphigoid?

Bullous pemphigoid is most commonly treated with corticosteroids. These can be taken by mouth in addition to topically applied creams. Antibiotics or other anti-inflammatory medications may also be useful in mild cases. Severe cases may require the use of immunosuppressant medications.

Which is the drug of choice for bullous pemphigoid?

The most common treatment is prednisone, which comes in pill form. But long-term use can increase your risk of weak bones, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and infection. Corticosteroid ointment can be rubbed on your affected skin and causes fewer side effects. Steroid-sparing drugs.

How do you treat pemphigoid blisters?

Bullous pemphigoid often goes away on its own in a few months, but may take as many as five years to resolve. Treatment usually helps heal the blisters and ease any itching. It may include corticosteroid medications, such as prednisone, and other drugs that suppress the immune system.

What is the cause of bullous pemphigoid?

Bullous pemphigoid is caused by a problem with the immune system (the body’s defence against infection). Instead of attacking germs, it attacks and damages the skin. It’s not known why this happens. Sometimes it’s been linked to skin damage (such as sunburn) or taking certain medicines.

Can pemphigoid be cured?

Pemphigoid cannot be cured, but treatments are usually very successful at relieving symptoms. Corticosteroids, either in pill or topical form, will likely be the first treatment your doctor prescribes. These medications reduce inflammation and can help to heal the blisters and relieve itching.

What foods trigger bullous pemphigoid?

Foods that patients have reported to be bothersome (you may want to talk with your doctor about avoiding these):

  • Citrus.
  • Acidic Fruits.
  • Bagels.
  • Garlic.
  • Potato Chips.
  • Barbeque/cocktail sauces.
  • Horseradish.
  • Relishes.

What foods should be avoided with bullous pemphigoid?

Who treats pemphigoid?

Blisters occur with a number of more common conditions, so pemphigus, which is rare, can be difficult to diagnose. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist in skin conditions (dermatologist).