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by Dr Walayat Hussain
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: How to monitor many moles?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: How to monitor many moles?

As most of us own a smart phone or a device such as a tablet, taking pictures with these devices can be really helpful in monitoring your moles. They are especially helpful as they allow you to zoom in on the area in question. Having a baseline of your moles via photography is a really helpful way o...
by Dr Walayat Hussain
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Painful mole
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Painful mole

Excellent advice from Dr Laftah. If you have any concerns about a mole on your skin, you should seek advice from your GP, who can refer you to a specialist if needed.
by Dr Walayat Hussain
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Hairy mole
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: Hairy mole

Absolutely - go for it!! You won't be doing any harm.
by Dr Walayat Hussain
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: Moles, various
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Re: Moles, various

It sounds like you may have had limited time to discuss your concerns with your GP. Perhaps you could schedule an appointment with them specifically to discuss your skin concerns. If you remain unhappy, then your GP can always refer you to see a Consultant Dermatologist to have your moles checked. I...
by Dr Walayat Hussain
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles
Topic: New moles
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: New moles

Most moles on the skin will be completely harmless so don't worry. However, it is important that any new, changing or symptomatic mole gets assessed by your GP. "If in doubt, check it out". It is very unlikely that a small mole that incidentally got removed via laser treatment will be a problem, but...
by Dr Walayat Hussain
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: dry scaley skin on legs
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: dry scaley skin on legs

Thanks for getting in touch. If you have a tendency to develop dry skin then in reality lifestyle changes don't seem to make a huge difference. Regular application of a moisturiser is the best way forward. Generally the greasier the better. Something cheap like Vaseline is just as good as any of the...
by Dr Walayat Hussain
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Acne
Topic: Open comedones (Blackheads)
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: Open comedones (Blackheads)

Thanks for getting in touch. My colleague, Dr Mahto has given you a really comprehensive reply, so not much to add. I do want to stress however, that this is not something you just 'have to put up with'. There are several very effective treatment options available. Please do make sure you see a GMC ...
by Dr Walayat Hussain
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Effect of IPL hair removal on skin
Replies: 1
Views: 2985

Re: Effect of IPL hair removal on skin

Unlike using a sunbed, IPL should not contribute to skin cancer risk. There are however different risks such as scarring, permanent skin colour changes if not performed by a trained practitioner. I would ensure you only receive IPL from a skin specialist ie a Consultant Dermatologist.
by Dr Walayat Hussain
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: general
Topic: Red patch on calf
Replies: 1
Views: 1631

Re: Red patch on calf

Your problem does sound eczematous in nature. I wouldn't 'self-treat' without seeing your GP first, especially if the area has persisted for three weeks. Different conditions require skin treatments, so I would go and see your GP given that is does sound like a large area you are describing.
by Dr Walayat Hussain
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: general
Topic: keratosis pilaris
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Re: keratosis pilaris

Hi there,
KP is one skin condition which is very hard indeed to treat effectively. It is so common in the normal population that many consider it to be a normal variant. I would perhaps look at ways by which your daughter can cope with her condition such as a clinical psychologist.
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