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by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Fri Sep 22, 2023 7:59 pm
Forum: General Skin Conditions
Topic: Odd marks on skin
Replies: 1
Views: 6153

Re: Odd marks on skin

Dear Dave, Thank you for your post. It is a little bit tricky to advise on what this could be, as there is a wide differential diagnosis here. 2 of the 3 pictures show mainly excoriations (scratch marks), with one of them showing small red spots. This could be due to anything from simple itching and...
by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Fri Sep 22, 2023 7:24 pm
Forum: General Skin Conditions
Topic: Legs and Feet burning hot
Replies: 1
Views: 5936

Re: Legs and Feet burning hot

Dear Jane, Many thanks for your question. There can be a number of causes for a hot or burning sensation of the legs when in bed at night, for example some circulatory issues such as arterial stenosis can lead to calf pain and venous insufficiency can sometimes cause a hot and burning sensation. Som...
by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Fri Sep 22, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: General Skin Conditions
Topic: Supporting my eczema child
Replies: 1
Views: 2178

Re: Supporting my eczema child

Good afternoon, First of all can I just say how sorry I am to hear how incredibly difficult things have been for you, your daughter and your family. Atopic dermatitis, especially when active, can cause a lot of physical discomfort but also affect mood and sleep, as you well know. If she is already o...
by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Thu May 11, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Scar Management - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Double Heart Bypass
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

Re: Double Heart Bypass

This often depends on what the problem seems to be with the scar. Central chest (sternotomy) scars can sometimes become hypertrophic or keloidal ie lumpy. Keloid scar appearance can be improved through various treatments, for example topical steroid application or steroid injections. These and other...
by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Thu May 11, 2023 9:47 pm
Forum: Scar Management - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Post surgery scar
Replies: 2
Views: 1335

Re: Post surgery scar

If your wound has healed then it should be safe to start massaging the scar with either bio oil or any emollient of your choice, for 2 minutes twice daily. This can encourage collagen production and allow the scar to heal nicely. The other thing to consider is whether a truly lumpy ie keloid scar is...
by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Wed May 10, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Scar Management - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Operation scar
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: Operation scar

It is natural to be worried about any aspect of major surgery including the resulting scar, especially if your friend did not have a good result. However it is important to remember that final scar appearance rests on several factors including the body site, surgical skills, post operative complicat...
by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Wed May 10, 2023 3:06 pm
Forum: Scar Management - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Removal of a BCC
Replies: 1
Views: 1933

Re: Removal of a BCC

Dear Stephanie, Lumpiness in a scar could be down to a number of factors, including post operative complications such as infection, suture placement or really down to a genetic predisposition to lumpy (keloid) scars. However you have stated that the scar feels lumpy and therefore I am wondering whet...
by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:08 pm
Forum: Children's Skin - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Infant Eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 1706

Re: Infant Eczema

Dear Sarah, Thank you for posting. The primary cause of eczema in this age group is a genetic predisposition, however certain factors such as the cold weather and other irritants can make it worse. I would avoid harsh or fragranced products in the bath or as leave on products, and fibres such as woo...
by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Thu Feb 09, 2023 7:40 pm
Forum: Children's Skin - The British Skin Foundation
Topic: Acne
Replies: 1
Views: 1680

Re: Acne

Dear Carol, Many thanks for your question. There are a number of treatments for acne at any age and stage and I always say that there is no need to suffer through it. If it is mild, he might benefit from over the counter treatments containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or glycolic acid (though...
by Dr Penelope Pratsou
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: General Skin Conditions
Topic: Molluscum contagiosum
Replies: 2
Views: 2418

Re: Molluscum contagiosum

Dear Sandra, Many thanks for posting. Molluscum is a very common skin rash, especially in children, and is due to a pox virus. Normally this spreads from direct skin contact with other affected children, and therefore spread is unlikely to be down to the specific area the children are socialising in...
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