Pemphigoid Treatment

Localized areas can be treated with topical corticosteroids alone. With extensive disease, oral corticosteroids are used, sometimes with the addition of other immune-suppressing drugs. Some studies report successful pemphigoid treatment using the antibiotic tetracycline and the vitamin nicotinamide (niacinamide, a B complex vitamin).

Pemphigoid Prognosis

Pemphigoid is often self-limiting and may resolve within months, or it may last years.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 31 Aug 2000

Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015