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Search found 9 matches
by Dr Mary Sommerlad
Thu May 11, 2023 10:27 pm
Forum: Scar Management - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Post surgery scar
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: Post surgery scar

You may find that although Bio oil softens your skin it may not flatten the scar. There is no harm in using Bio oil. If the scar is raised or itchy or growing beyond the original scar site (post op site) you may want medical intervention in the form of prescription topical or injection treatments.
by Dr Mary Sommerlad
Thu May 11, 2023 10:25 pm
Forum: Scar Management - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Abdominal Surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

Re: Abdominal Surgery

Yes it is possible to improve the appearance of scars. Dermatologists and Plastic surgeons can use a variety of modalities to improve the appearance. Yours may be amenable to steroid injections. Please see a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for an opinion.
by Dr Mary Sommerlad
Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:33 pm
Forum: Children's Skin - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Heat Rash
Replies: 1
Views: 1534

Re: Heat Rash

Heat rash can have many different meanings but usually implies a rash appearing in response to hot weather. Usually the sufferer is otherwise well complaining of slight itch only. The rash of meningitis is usually associated with a very sick individual who is lethargic, photophobic (light hursts the...
by Dr Mary Sommerlad
Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:23 pm
Forum: Children's Skin - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Nappy Rash
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: Nappy Rash

Nappy rash can be quite bothersome. I would recommend you see your GP to ensure your child doesn’t actually have Eczema or Seborrhoeic Dermatitis- these conditions give a “nappy rash” like appearance but need prescription medication to properly treat. Assuming there is no underlying medical conditio...
by Dr Mary Sommerlad
Thu Feb 09, 2023 7:48 pm
Forum: Children's Skin - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Chickenpox
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: Chickenpox

Sorry to hear about the Chickenpox. Depending on the type of scar, treatment may be possible. If the scar is raised (known as Hypertrophic) or raised and even growing (known as Keloid) then Steroids in the form of tape or injections may help. Occasionally, the scar can be removed surgically then tre...
by Dr Mary Sommerlad
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Expert clinic on children's skin
Topic: KP & children
Replies: 1
Views: 2481

Re: KP & children

Thank you for your question. Keratosis pilaris is a very common condition that is harmless; most management is around smoothing the feel of the skin for a personal preference rather than to treat/ cure the condition. For this reason, I’d recommend using moisturisers that contain salicylic acid or ur...
by Dr Mary Sommerlad
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Expert clinic on children's skin
Topic: 3 year old - spotty skin
Replies: 1
Views: 3116

Re: 3 year old - spotty skin

Thank you for your question. Recurrent spots on a 3year old could be a number of things. It would be impossible to recommend management without knowing the diagnosis. I would recommend taking photos of the spots when they arrive and what they look like as they fade. Keep a note on whether the spots ...
by Dr Mary Sommerlad
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on sensitive skin
Topic: Exercising and sensitive skin
Replies: 1
Views: 1817

Re: Exercising and sensitive skin

Dear Diane I am sorry to hear your skin gets sensitive with exercise. Exercise is excellent for your health so definitely keep working out. Reducing sensitivity after exercise revolves around getting out of workout wear as soon as possible after exercise, having a not to hot shower, using soothing m...
by Dr Mary Sommerlad
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on sensitive skin
Topic: Weather affecting my skin
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Re: Weather affecting my skin

Hi! Our skin takes a real battering from the elements during the winter months. The best way to protect sensitive skin is to use cleansers and moisturisers that restore the skin barrier and smooth the skin. With cleansers, look for ingredients that lack SLS which can dry the skin out too much. You c...
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