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by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Expert clinic on general skin conditions
Topic: Cellulitis
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection in the skin. The affected skin (often lower leg) becomes red, hot, swollen and painful. You may also feel unwell with fever, headache, nausea etc. If caught early, tablet antibiotics can cure it but sometimes it will need to be treated in hospital with antibiotics in a dri...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Expert clinic on general skin conditions
Topic: Patchy skin colour
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Patchy skin colour

I am sorry but it is not possible to give you a diagnosis based on a photo. In order to make a diagnosis, us dermatologists need to take a thorough history and perform a full examination. A patch of increased pigmentation (hyperpigmentation) can be due to a number of reasons. Please make an appointm...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Expert clinic on general skin conditions
Topic: Teenage Acne
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Teenage Acne

The treatment I would recommend for your son’s acne depends on the severity. If it’s very mild, over the counter skincare may be enough. A non-comedogenic (does not block pores) moisturiser and a daily face wash may be enough. Creams containing benzoyl peroxide applied thinly before bedtime can be h...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Athletes Foot
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Athletes Foot

Fungal nail infections are known as onychomycosis. It is best that nail clippings are taken by your doctor and sent for mycology so that the fungus responsible can be identified. If these are positive for fungal infection, it is usually best that you are treated with oral anti-fungal tablets. Topica...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: perimenopause skin itching
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: perimenopause skin itching

Around the time of the menopause it is common to experience changes in the skin. Often the skin can become dry and this alone can lead to itching. Try using a moisturiser that is designed for dry skin/ eczema prone skin. Generally, an ointment at night time (this is more greasy) and a cream or lotio...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Dry skin round mouth
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: Dry skin round mouth

Thanks for your post. You could try to use a moisturiser that has a higher fat content and is designed for eczema. These are called ointments and can be found in the emollient section in any chemist. You do not need a prescription. If the red patches are also itchy then it may be eczema. In this cas...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Lichen sclerosus & dermatitis
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Lichen sclerosus & dermatitis

Dear Sarah, I am a dermatologist in vulval clinics as well as patch testing clinics and therefore have experience of both. Unfortunately, vulval eczemas is common and it is only sometimes that an allergen is responsible as the cause (contact allergic vulval eczema). More often, patients have a backg...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Skin tags
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Re: Skin tags

Skin tags and seborrhoea keratosis (warty harmless bumps that develop with age) are common on the neck and chest area. Although they are totally harmless, many patients find them unsightly and irritating. As they are growths, they cannot be treated with a cream but instead have to be destroyed physi...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: I HAVE OPEN SORES ON MY HEAD
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: I HAVE OPEN SORES ON MY HEAD

Sores on the scalp can be due to a number of diagnosis. In children, often head lice are responsible as scratching can break the skin and introduce a bacterial infection called impetigo. Fungal scalp infection is also very itchy and can result in scratching and sores. There are also other scalp derm...
by Dr Nevianna Bordet
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Unilateral
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Unilateral

The skin biopsy may show chronic inflammation but the eczema may still be due to a fungal infection. If a special fungal stain was performed on the skin biopsy then this may identify the problem, if not then a fungal infection can be missed. I think your GP may want to prescribe an anti-fungal cream...
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