My son has been on Deflazacort for almost a year now and we have noticed that he is growing an abundance of hair on his body, especially his back. He is not even 4 yet. Is this one of the side effects? TIA!

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Yep! We have noticed it especially on the back.
My 8 y/o is growing a mustache.
Yes, this is a side effect of deflazacort. I am so used to it, I forget about it! My son is fair skinned, so you can see it, we have even had hair dressers comment (why???). Anyway, in the summer, he wears a swim shirt for the sun most of the time. He also has pretty thick eyebrows, but no where else....
Joshua too has hair on his back, thick eyebrows, and side burns that we have to shave every so often. It started shortly after he started on them. It's not that bad of a side effect as prednisone can give you, so I'd rather have that than anything else!
Hello,
My son Jacob who is now 17 has been on deflazacort for 9 years and had also an abundance of body hair. Since he started on growth hormone it has gone away. Also his face is now longer puffy even though his dosage of deflazacort has been the same. Good Luck! Cheri
Yes, Kelvin was very hairy anyway, but is way more hairy now. He has some moustache hair as well at age 6, but I think he has so much because he was so hairy before. Michelle
My son has been on it for about six months and although he is quite fair, we noticed hair on his back within a few months after starting.So far, it hasn't appeared anywhere but on his back and it's still very soft and fine.
Most definitely as you've read from the other replies. My son nicolas has "fur" on his back and we joke with him and pet his back, he likes it. I tell him it's his angel wings getting ready to sprout.. he totally knows that's a joke.
Kelvin has so much of a moustache that folks are noticing and pointing it out. Has anyone ever tried permanent hair removal. As I've said, Kelvin is very hairy anyway, was even before steroids, but it is giving him a lot more. Just wondered if anyone has ever done removal. I believe, he is getting teased. He has enough trouble with being shorter (he told me kids tell him he is short). If there was anything I could do, I would, but I won't shave him, once you start, it gets worse. Just thinking of other alternatives. Michelle
I tried to pluck a few strays once. That didn't go well. Maybe try one of hose mits that rub it away.
Hi Michelle: The only kind of permanent hair removal I know of are electrolysis and laser. I've had both myself and they are painful. I think too much so for a child to tolerate. There are cream bleaches that lighten the hair, but I don't know if they should be used on a child either, and, of course, bleaching is not permanent. I know this is an embarassing side effect, but I don't know if there is too much that can be done other than shaving. I am curious to know if there is another solution, but I really don't think so.

Kelvinsmom - Michelle said:
Kelvin has so much of a moustache that folks are noticing and pointing it out. Has anyone ever tried permanent hair removal. As I've said, Kelvin is very hairy anyway, was even before steroids, but it is giving him a lot more. Just wondered if anyone has ever done removal. I believe, he is getting teased. He has enough trouble with being shorter (he told me kids tell him he is short). If there was anything I could do, I would, but I won't shave him, once you start, it gets worse. Just thinking of other alternatives. Michelle
This is one of the first side effects I noticed and it continues- now that he is 5 months short of 12 yrs., I am seeing a mustache beginning. Wyatt has dark hair and it is very noticeable to all and he is self concious about it with kids.
Keep a watch on his height. Wyatt started on deflazacort at 5 yrs old and has an IGF deficiency. Fighting insurance company over HGH shots right now!

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