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by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri May 14, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: Topical steroid pulse therapy
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Topical steroid pulse therapy

Thank you for your question. Pulse therapy allows to minimise use of steroids while maintaining efficacy of steroid therapy. I hope this is helpful. Best wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (Derm), PhD, FRSM, FAAD www.ale...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri May 14, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: Efficacy of biopsies in diagnosing Lichen Sclerosus
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Efficacy of biopsies in diagnosing Lichen Sclerosus

Thank you for your questions. In my opinion vulvar Lichen Sclerosus should be biopsied to confirm diagnosis. Biopsies are usually reliable in this condition. I hope this is helpful. Best wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CC...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri May 14, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: Ulcers on vulva from LS flare-up
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Ulcers on vulva from LS flare-up

So sorry to hear about this! Your GP can prescribe dermovate. If it does not settle with dermovate your need to see your gynaecologist or dermatologist. I hope this is helpful. Best wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (De...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri May 14, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: LS spreading - non-responsive to treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: LS spreading - non-responsive to treatment

I am so sorry to hear about your skin problem. Yes protopic is recomended (off licence). Yes oral treatments can be tried such as Roacutane, acitretin, methotrexate. I hope this is helpful. Best wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri May 14, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: potential treatments
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: potential treatments

Thank you for your question. Yes - acitretin, isotretinoin, methotrexate, ciclosporin.

I hope this is helpful.
Best wishes,
Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (Derm), PhD, FRSM, FAAD
www.alexandroff.org.uk
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri May 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: Steroid creams
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Steroid creams

Thank you for your question. Yes they can be applied in these areas as directed by your dermatologist or GP.

I hope this is helpful.

Best wishes,
Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (Derm), PhD, FRSM, FAAD
www.alexandroff.org.uk
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu May 13, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on lichen sclerosus
Topic: persistant symptoms
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: persistant symptoms

Thank you for your question. We usually advise to restart the cycle of treatment of symptoms recur.
Topical protopic ointment and oral medications such as roacutane, methotrexate are alternatives.
I hope this is helpful.
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on elderly/older skin
Topic: Rosacea
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Rosacea

Dear Lara, Thank you for your question. Skin rosacea is linked to ocular (eye) rosacea. Ocular rosacea is treated by ophthalmologists. There is also dry eye conditions which are not linked to rosacea, they are also treated by ophthalmologists. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexa...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Expert clinic on elderly/older skin
Topic: Bumpy skin
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Bumpy skin

Dear Lara, Thank you for your question. It is likely to be some type of skin growths. You need to see a dermatologist for face to face consultation to identify them and sometimes it is helpful to have a skin biopsy (you can read more about skin biopsies here https://www.alexandroff.org.uk/). I hope ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Expert clinic on elderly/older skin
Topic: psoriasis/eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: psoriasis/eczema

Hello Thank you for your question and I am so sorry to hear about your skin condition! To answer your question you can not get scabies from not having a bath or shower. Scabies is an infection and is passed from 1 infected person to another. You can and should have a bath or shower and you should no...
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