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I have been diagnosed with giant cell arteritis an...

  • I have been diagnosed with giant cell arteritis and have been taking Prednisone for 4 months, with a gradual tapering. Currently taking 30 mg. In the first month of taking the drug, I developed very painful sores on the top of my head which were very tender if I touched them. My dermatologist put me on mupirocin ointment because she said it was a staph infection related to the prednisone. She also told me that Prednisone can cause folliculitis to develop. I wonder how common this is here and what treatment worked for others like me. I also developed at the same time petechiae on my forehead, which are painful tiny bumps which bleed if you itch them. Has to be related to the scalp sores because they developed at the same time.

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