Is Protopic supposed to burn?
The most common side effects of PROTOPIC Ointment at the skin application site are stinging, burning, or itching of the skin treated with PROTOPIC. These side effects are usually mild to moderate, are most common during the first few days of treatment, and usually go away as your skin heals.
Can Protopic cause rash?
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Can tacrolimus burn your skin?
Tacrolimus ointment is an effective and safe treatment for moderate and severe atopic dermatitis (AD). The most common adverse event related to topical tacrolimus treatment is skin burning, which during the first week occurs in about every second adult and every third pediatric patient.
Can I use moisturizer with Protopic?
You may use moisturising creams and lotions during treatment with Protopic but these products should not be used within two hours of applying Protopic.
How long does Protopic last?
Protopic treatment should begin as soon as symptoms appear. Each affected area is treated twice a day with Protopic until the skin is clear. Generally, improvement is seen within one week of starting treatment. If there is no improvement after two weeks, the doctor should consider other treatment options.
Can I use Protopic ointment on my face?
Protopic ointment should be applied as a thin layer to affected or commonly affected areas of the skin. Protopic ointment may be used on any part of the body, including face, neck and flexure areas, except on mucous membranes.
Can I use Protopic with moisturizer?
How long should I leave tacrolimus ointment on?
Tacrolimus ointment is intended to be used for a short period of time (up to six weeks). It should not be used every day over a long period of time. Some people who frequently have flares may be prescribed the ointment to use on two days of each week to prevent further flares from developing.
Can you use Protopic everyday?
When used for flare-ups, Protopic can be used for short-term and intermittent long-term treatment, but it should not be used continuously on a long-term basis. Protopic treatment should begin as soon as symptoms appear. Each affected area is treated twice a day with Protopic until the skin is clear.
Can you put moisturizer over Protopic?
What are the side effects of Protopic for eczema?
You do need to get your skin fairly clear before starting to use it, which may mean a short course of steroids and careful eating, but then you’re away. There is a whole list of possible side effects, one of which being a burning sensation, which did concern me.
How long does it take Protopic to burn your skin?
The burning began about 8-10h later. And intensified with each progressive application. Two weeks in and there is no end to the burning. Its not as bad as the first few days, but boy, I have NEVER felt anything like it.
When to use Protopic ointment on the skin?
PROTOPIC Ointment is in a class of medicines called topical calcineurin inhibitors. It is for adults and children 2 years of age and older who do not have a weakened immune system. PROTOPIC Ointment is used on the skin for short periods, and if needed, treatment may be repeated with breaks in between.
Is there a risk of skin cancer with Protopic?
Protopic does come with a warning about skin cancer though my dermatologist said this was such a low risk and that as long as I stayed out of the sun I’d be fine. Fat chance of ever sitting in the sun again to be honest, it feels like someone has a blowtorch pointed at me.