This is Sunaina Khanna from India , My Brother Rajesh has been Diagnosed with CLIPPERS last week and he is the 1st case reported in India .. obviously we are in Panic .. his 1st 5 days treatment is going on ... I have been reading this website for the last few days and really want to Thank Bill Crum to put everything together. however i was searching through the web for Alternative medicines to Prednisone and found an interesting link .. they claim that this is natural and doesn't have side effects,
I know there has been a lot of interest in Turmeric derivatives (i.e. curcumin) for their anti-inflammatory properties and their potential as an alternative to corticosteroids.
However I haven't heard anything reported about this in relation to CLIPPERS. The problem is there is very little known about CLIPPERS and very few cases, but steroids are known to improve symptoms. Without proper treatment though, some patients are left with residual problems.
So, in my opinion (and I am not a doctor, only a patient), I would be wary of trying an experimental treatment if it might mean I was left with worse symptoms.
This is only my opinion though - I am lucky enough (so far) to have been moved off steroids onto Azathioprine which is non-steroidal but in my case at least has kept relapses away for 18 months. So it might be worth asking your doctors about eventually moving from steroids onto such a "steroid-sparing" agent.