PRP Survival Guide

PRP and Alcohol

PRP and Alcohol

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.

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 became an irritant. As luck would have it — the luck of the Irish you might say — I discovered that Guinness facility in Dublin brewed a non-alcoholic version called Kaliber. Not quite the same, but a non-alcoholic version  did soothe the savage beast.

What was your experience
with alcohol and PRP