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by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Large white spots
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Large white spots

Dear Chana, Thank you for your question. I do not think they are hormone related. I wonder if they are folliculitis but you need a face to face consultation with your dermatologist or GP to confirm the diagnosis. You can read more about folliculitis and available treatments here: https://www.alexand...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Itchy eyelid
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Itchy eyelid

Dear Clare, I am so sorry to hear about your eyelid! It sounds like an allergic contact dermatitis. Ask your Dermatologist or GP to consider a patch test to establish what you might be allergic too and also for Protopic ointment to get itch under control. If it is of interest there is more informati...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: "Scabby" Scalp
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: "Scabby" Scalp

I am so sorry to hear about your son scalp problem. It sounds like he might suffer from psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. You can ask your dermatologist or GP to prescribe Etrivex shampoo. He can also try T gel and Nizoral shampoos available OTC. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Seborrhoeic keratosis treatment and support
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Seborrhoeic keratosis treatment and support

So sorry to hear about your skin embarrassing propblem! Seborrheic keratoses can be frozen with cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen by your dermatologist or GP. There is also a publication that Efudix cream, available on prescription, might help. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alex...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Guttate Psoriasis
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Guttate Psoriasis

Hello, Thank you for your question. Although kefir is believed to be very healthy I am afraid there is no data that it helps to treat psoriasis. Dovobet is a good treatment but there is now an updated version available called Enstilar foam. It is easier to apply and it works faster and better. Your ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Rosacea
Topic: Rosacea on nose-mainly
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Rosacea on nose-mainly

Dear Shell, I am so sorry to hear about your skin problem! I agree with suggestions of my colleagues. Flushing and red face rosacea can be treated with Mirvaso gel and/or laser. Sun protection is also very important. Spots (inflammatory) rosacea can be be treated with a combination of a prolonged co...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Acne
Topic: Controlling acne flare-ups
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Controlling acne flare-ups

I am so sorry to hear about your daughter acne! There are a number of treatments available. Topical combination preparations such as Epiduo work particularly well with oral antibiotics and combined oral contraceptive pill. A more effective form of Epiduo - Epiduo Forte just became available. The nex...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Acne
Topic: Acne
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Acne

I am so sorry to hear about your acne and how it affects you. Sometimes it is helpful to have a few courses of Roacutane/isotretinoin. Also it may be helpful after Roacutane to have a maintenance treatment with Epiduo or Duac topical treatment. If it is of interest there is more information about ac...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Eczema & hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Eczema & hair loss

Thank you for your question. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter hair loss. It happens in eczema due to rubbing. The best option is to control eczema and in such case hair usually grows back. Ask your dermatologist or GP if she can have Etrivex shampoo and for eyebrows - tacrolimus ointment, t...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Recent hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Recent hair loss

Dear Ann, Thank you for your question. There are a couple of possibilities such as alopecia areata and frontal fibrosing alopecia. It would be helpful to see your dermatologist to make a correct diagnosis. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAA...
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