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Search found 11 matches
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Guttate Psoriasis
Replies: 1
Views: 2803

Re: Guttate Psoriasis

Hello
Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin to avoid burning, not just to the spots.
regards
Deborah Mills
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: sunscreen for eczema
Replies: 3
Views: 4147

Re: sunscreen for eczema

Hello, Try using a sun screen for sensitive skin with a high protection factor of 25+ You may be contact allergic,so try applying a small amount onto a small patch of covered skin, (for example inner forearm)twice a day for 3 days. If you have a reaction then visit your G.P who may refer you to a de...
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: moles, blemishes & melanoma
Topic: Lump under my birthmark
Replies: 1
Views: 3385

Re: Lump under my birthmark

hello, this may be a coincidence that the lump appeared after sunburning It may be a epidermoid cyst, aslo known as sebaceous cyst or an inflammatory nodule - boil. If this does not settle down in the next couple of days, you may have an infection & may need to seek medical advice therefore you ...
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Tue May 29, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: moles, blemishes & melanoma
Topic: Painful Mole?
Replies: 2
Views: 3534

Re: Painful Mole?

Hello, As you are faired skin with moles and having lived abroad, i would suggest that you see your GP to have the mole on your arm checked. If your GP is concerned he may refer you to a dermatologist who will look at you all over. Meanwhile, it maybe an idea to take a photo of the mole on your arm ...
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Thu May 17, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: moles, blemishes & melanoma
Topic: Moles in the sun
Replies: 1
Views: 2978

Re: Moles in the sun

Hello, I would suggest that you use a Factor 30 with a UVA 4-5 star rated protection symbol, this is found on the back of the pack/bottle. Avoid going out in the mid day sun, seek shade between 11am and 3pm when its sunny and cover up with clothing are steps to take to help prevent skin cancer. If y...
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Wed May 16, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: sun protection, sunscreens & sun burn
Topic: protecting pale skin
Replies: 1
Views: 2669

Re: protecting pale skin

Hello If you have a new mole or patch of skin that changes in size, shape or colour over weeks or months then you need to make an appointment with your GP who can assess these changing moles and may refer you to a dermatologist for further investigations. Other signs of skin cancer to look out for i...
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Wed May 16, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: moles, blemishes & melanoma
Topic: Age spots / brown patches
Replies: 1
Views: 2840

Re: Age spots / brown patches

Hello, I'm afraid these brown spots will not go away. I suggest that you apply a sunblock and wear a wide brim hat when going out into the sunshine to avoid further sun damage to your face. If you feel they are larger in size, changing shape and/or pigmented(having more than one shade of black or br...
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Wed May 16, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: sun protection, sunscreens & sun burn
Topic: Getting a tan whilst using sunscreen
Replies: 1
Views: 2779

Re: Getting a tan whilst using sunscreen

Hello Deborah, I'm afraid theres no such thing as getting a safe tan.If you fail to protect your skin from UV radiation caused by the sun and sunbeds, you are actually putting yourself at risk of skin cancer. You are using the correct sunscreen,Factor 30,this too needs to be applied frequently , as ...
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: vaginal issues
Topic: Smell, piercing & discharge
Replies: 3
Views: 8771

Re: Smell, piercing & discharge

Hi, You may need to see your GP or Nurse Practitioner (NP) who may take a swab to see if there is an infection,if so, then this can be treated accordingly. NP will also be able to offer advise on the various contraceptions available that may be more appropriate for your needs. Have you considered re...
by Nurse Deborah Mills
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: vaginal issues
Topic: itchy scar after childbirth
Replies: 1
Views: 2574

Re: itchy scar after childbirth

Hi, (read post reply for dry flaking & itch) Scar tissue can be red, lumpy and itchy & may take up to 12 months to mature,in the meantime try applying and massaging the area with an emollient/moisturiser as this will help to smooth and reduce the itch. If you are still concerned i suggest th...
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