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ABPA Treatment

Posted by @daynap in Lung Health, May 1, 2012

I am being treated for ABPA with V-fend and Prednisone. Each time I have taken V-fend for 8 weeks or more, I have developed skin rashes or blisters. In 2009, I had a mass in my right lung and took V-fend for more than 8 weeks. I developed blisters on my feet and a mild rash on my chest. In 2010, I had a severe rash on my chest. Right now, I have a rash on the tops of my hands, my chest and my upper back. I'm ending my 8 week series of V-fend and while I am sure when the drug is discontinued, the rash will subside as well. Does anyone else experience these rashes and blisters?

Tags: lung conditions, Skin Conditions


Posted by @jimc522, May 4, 2012

I was on sporonox and prednisone , now I am trying Xolair.never tried v-fend but.If it is an anti fungal, they have been known to cause rashes.


Posted by @daynap, May 5, 2012

I just saw a dermatologist who told me what I have is very serious. I'm being treated for a severe allergic reaction to the drug and he is writing a letter to my pulmonologist to tell him I need to find another treatment for the ABPA. Each time the reaction has become more serious. He's concerned about TEM. Are you a patient at the Mayo Clinic? I'm considering trying to get in before my next fight with ABPA. The good news is my x-ray was clean - seems it's always "good news, bad news" these days. I'm going to look up sopronox. Thanks.


Posted by @jimc522, May 5, 2012

I am being treated at National Jewish in Denver, I was diagnosed in 1976 with ABPA. Mine has gotten worse with time so i am trying Xolair, i am hoping that it will decrease the prednisone (side effects are awful). Tough disease.
Wishing you the best.


Posted by @daynap, May 7, 2012

JIm, thanks. I printed out the warnings and side affects for my dermotogist and took it with me the other day. It appears the prednisone is preventing me from having a worse and more dangerous rash than if I weren't taking the prednisone. I can't imagine a worse reaction than the one I've been dealing with these last 3 weeks. Finally having a "normal" chest x-ray is encouraging, but I need to be pro active in finding a good place for treatment and medication to fight it next time. Gosh I wish there wouldn't be a next time. You are so right. This is an awful disease. I have heard great things about the National Jewish in Denver. I have paperwork for the Mayo in Rochester and family in MN, so I think I'll try to get some answers there. All the best to you, Dayna

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