PRP and Alcohol


From the Editor
The PRP Survival Guide is designed to be a repository of experiences and insights shared by PRP patients and their caregivers. Collectively, the PRP community possesses a wealth of practical knowledge about pityriasis rubra pilaris. Only we can harvest that knowledge.

Share what you have learned about PRP and alcohol as a patient or caregiver. Share what you have been told by your dermatologist? Share articles you feel might be worth reading or websites worth visiting. Use “Leave a Reply” to share.


(1)   As a PRP patient or caregiver, was the consumption of alcohol a concern for either you or your dermatologist?

Bill M (Plano, TX)
Yes. I was prescribed acitretin (25mg-50mg) for adult onset PRP during the period December 2012 to November 2013. I was advised by my dermatologist (University of Texas Southwestern) not to consume alcohol. A liver panel was ordered on the occasion of every clinic visit. Fortunately, my “liver numbers” were all good.

There was a point in my PRP journey where the need for a pint of Guinness was almost too much to bear. I discovered that Guinness brewed a non-alcoholic version called Kaliber. Not quite the same, but a non-alcoholic version may soothe the savage beast.


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