I have had contact dermatitis on and off for over 40 years. It mainly affects my hands and I have kept it in check with over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. There have been a few times when I needed Prednisone to get it under control. Since moving in with my son four years ago, I have been having problematic flare-ups due to air-born allergens. I do not have medical insurance … I pay out-of-pocket for all my doctor visits. It is costing me $125.00 to have my doctor look at me for 5 minutes and say, “yep it is back,” and write out a prescription.
If I were you I'd find a new dr. When I didn't have insurance, my doc would charge me for a quick appt only and it was much less then that. As far as I know there is nothing like prednisone. If its contact dermatitis your hands must be making contact with the allergen. Can't you figure out what that is?
I agree there is nothing like prednisone. It is cheap, generic and effective. Doctors have to prescribe. Perhaps he can do a renewable prescription?
Some states have programs to help with you situation. Or there are free clinics. Perhaps there is something more for you to help.
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