Short-term side effects of oral PUVA may include sunburn, nausea and vomiting, itching, abnormal hair growth, and too much repigmentation or darkening of the treated patches or the normal surrounding skin (hyperpigmentation). If received for longer periods of time, this type of treatment may increase your risk of skin cancer. To avoid sunburn and reduce your risk of skin cancer, you'll need to apply sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight for 24 to 48 hours after each treatment. Wear protective UVA sunglasses for 18 to 24 hours after each treatment to avoid eye damage, particularly cataracts.
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How do you feel about the use of Novasone Lotion % used daily by a female under the fingernails? My wife has a fungal infection (rather like “barmaids rot”) under her nails and has been prescribed the above lotion to use for about six months.
Nothing previously prescribed has been successful and I am a little concerned about corticosteroids being prescribed (by a skin specialist) for such a long period.
If you are in favour of its use, what important precautions should be adhered to and what must she avoid doing or what should she do?