Dr,Corenman, you performed a TLIF on me on 03/25/13.
Soon we will be moving into the spring allergy season on the Flat Lands.
Will things like Diphenhydramine or Pseudoephedrine in over-the-counter allergy meds interferer with the Bone Morphogenetic Protein?
I understand that inflammation is your friend when trying to get bones to fuse.
Also, would prescription strength cotozone cream for itching around the back brace cause a problem?
Thank you very much,
Diphenhydramine or Pseudoephedrine will not affect the BMP. Only products like aspirin, NSAIDs (Motrin and such) and Plavix will affect the inflammatory phase of bone healing.
Cortisone cream topically (on the skin) will also not be a problem.