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Search found 348 matches
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: How does it start
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: How does it start

Thank you for your question. This is likely to be guttate hypomelanosis. You can read more about this common skin condition on my website and of course it would be even better to see your dermatologist to check the diagnosis. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) Ph...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Treatments and camouflage
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Treatments and camouflage

Dear Kerry, Thank you for your question. I am so sorry to hear that the treatments you tried did not help. There are also non steroid ointment and cream called tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus (Elidel), they can be helpful. Perhaps you could ask your dermatologist to prescribe them. There is a...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: My brother and I have vitiligo but my sister doesn't
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: My brother and I have vitiligo but my sister doesn't

Thank you very much for your question. The inheritance of the vitiligo is not completely understood and is thought to depend on a number of genes/factors. Vitiligo is somewhat more common in people with diabetes because both are autoimmune diseases. If one member of the family has vitiligo then anot...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Cutaneous Mastocytosis
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Cutaneous Mastocytosis

Dear Claire, Thank you. I am not an immunologist but like you I understand that mastocytoma is a part of a more general condition mastosytosis as detailed here https://dermnetnz.org/topics/mastocytoma/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5356454/ Perhaps best is to ask your immunologist nex...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Lamellar Ichthyosis
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Lamellar Ichthyosis

Dear Tony, Thank you for your question. Have you tried acitretin or Roacutane medications? I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer The British Skin Foundation Spokesperson London, Cambridge,...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Dry skin on mouth
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Dry skin on mouth

Dear Barbara, Thank you for your question. This might be chelitis due to lack of certain vitamins. You may like to ask your GP to check some blood tests. YOur GP or dermatologist may also prescribe Daktacort ointment. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(De...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Sore wrists, elbows and ankles
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Sore wrists, elbows and ankles

I am so sorry to hear how you suffer. You need to see your GP or neurologist to check if your nerves might be involved and you might be suffering from neuropathy. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Sen...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Red rashy patches on cheeks
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Red rashy patches on cheeks

Thank you for your question. You have a skin condition called rosacea. You should use sun protection in summer. You can also ask you dermatologist or GP to prescribe you Soolantra cream and Mirvaso gel. You can read more about Rosacea and treatments on my webpage. I hope this is helpful. With Best W...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Elderly/Older Skin
Topic: Reacting to detergents & perfumes
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Reacting to detergents & perfumes

Dear Pat, Thank you for your question. You might have developed allergy - allergic contact dermatitis. Ask your dermatologist to do allergy patch test for you. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Elderly/Older Skin
Topic: Seborrhoeic warts
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Seborrhoeic warts

Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. It is not known what causes seborrheic warts and they are very common. Your dermatologist or GP can treat them with cryotherapy (freezing treatment). I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD Consultant Derm...
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