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Dr. D. Love
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Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
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I have spongiotic dermatitis now 12 months...Dr.

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I have spongiotic dermatitis now for nearly 12 months...Dr. has me now on zinc & Caster oil plus cortic-ds 1% cream which both are certainly not working for the passed four week.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have tried three special doctors over the past 12 months- it is rather severe and it is in the vagina inside and surrounding area....can you help me I am getting desperate....Helen Mayberry
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
There are several types of spongiotic dermatitis.
Was any other more specific diagnosis made?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
I had requested additional information and have not heard back.
As noted above, there are several types of spongiotic dermatitis. However, for many of the common types, when there are severe symptoms and it is not responding to topical medicines, it is reasonable to consider a short course of oral steroids, such as a dosepak of prednisone.
If I can provide any further information, please let me know.