Dapsone, otherwise called Diaminodiphenyl Sulfone (DDS), is a drug used in combination with other medicines to treat leprosy. It is an antibiotic, which is also used for the prevention of pneumocystis pneumonia, toxoplasmosis, and in the treatment of acne and various other skin conditions. It is available for topical application and as a tablet to be taken orally.
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Query: Hi doctor,I have been put on tablet Dapsone 100 mg daily for dermatitis herpetiformis and granulomatous rosacea. It has only been a week, and the medications are working, and I am so happy. However, after reading about Dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome, I am very concerned. Other doctors have told m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Dapsone works well in dermatitis herpetiformis. It is the drug of choice for this condition. It usually starts working within 48 hours, so the results are excellent and almost miraculous, as you mentioned in your experience. In practice, Da... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have dermatitis herpetiformis symptoms for six years. Currently, my age is 27. And I am taking Dapsone tablets. My doctor recommended me to eliminate wheat food and a gluten-containing diet as DH causes gluten sensitivity. I want to know, can I continue taking Dapsone for life-long ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dermatitis herpetiformis is associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy. Immunological response to chronic stimulation of gut mucosa by dietary gluten plays a significant role in the induction and persistence of disease. The major auto-antigen associated is epiderma... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I woke up today with three pimples on my left temples. It is not hurting, but just scary to look at. I am due for my periods. Can it be because of that? I do get pimples, but never in bundles. Seeing three of them popping up all at once, is freaking me out. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a premenstrual flare of acne. I suggest you wash your face twice daily. Use Saslic DS (Salicylic acid topical) face wash in the morning, and Acnedap plus (Dapsone) gel at night. Hope it helps. If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to con... Read Full »