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Search found 34 matches

Search found 34 matches
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Recurring shingles
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Recurring shingles

Dear Silver Fox I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing recurring shingles, which I am sure is painful and distressing. It is very likely that you are describing post-herpetic neuralgia is lasting nerve pain in an area previously affected by shingles. It's estimated that up to one in five peopl...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Unidentified Skin Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Unidentified Skin Issue

Dear Frances
Thank you for your post.I have answered in full in the Eczema section, where a duplicate of your questions and images were posted. Please refer to the Eczema section for my reply.
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Acne
Topic: Holiday acne
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Holiday acne

Dear Lorraine Thank you for your post and I am sorry to hear you are suffering from painful acne on your chest. It is important that you go and see your GP to discuss your skin condition and get a firm diagnosis and treatment plan. As well as acne, there is another condition called hidradenitis supp...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Acne
Topic: Perimenopausal
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Perimenopausal

Dear VK I am sorry to hear you have spots around your jaw line and chin. Please do see your GP, as you need a diagnosis, acne is one possibility and also a condition called peri-oral dermatitis. They are both treated differently, so you would need medical assessment and the appropriate treatment pre...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Unidentified Skin Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Unidentified Skin Issue

Dear Frances I am sorry to see that your son has problems with his skin. It is good that you have been referred to a dermatologist, we would not really be able to add anything more in terms of diagnosis, as the dermatologist would have taken a full history and examined your son - unfortunately this ...
by Julie Van Onselen
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Acne
Topic: Acne
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Acne

Dear Jamie It sound like you have had a very difficult time with acne for 10 years and it is affecting your daily life. You mention trying creams and tablets, but have you been referred to a dermatologist? I would suggest that you talk to your GP about how you are feeling and ask for a dermatology r...
by Julie Van Onselen
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Acne
Topic: Forehead milia
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Forehead milia

Hi Lara Thank you for your post and question. Milia are small, bump-like cysts found under the skin. They are usually 1 to 2 millimeters (mm) in size. They form when skin flakes or keratin, a protein, become trapped under the skin. Milia most often appear on the face, commonly around the eyelids and...
by Julie Van Onselen
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Infections
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Infections

Hi Scabster Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear you have had a difficult time with skin infection, alongside your pustular palmoplantar psoriasis. Firstly, just a general point for everyone - Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis (PPP) affects the soles of the feet and palms of the hands, it appea...
by Julie Van Onselen
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Eczema and laundry
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Eczema and laundry

Hi Mumsie Thank you for your question. My advice is that you should wash clothes regularly on normal wash cycles. If your machine has a double rinse option, this is a good idea as it will ensure all laundry residue is removed. If clothes have absorbed emollient, then you will need to wash on 60 degr...
by Julie Van Onselen
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Eczema migrating on my body
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Eczema migrating on my body

Dear Brigitta I am sorry to hear your eczema is spreading o other parts of your body. Eczema can change in nature at different stages of life, it sounds like your eczema is flaring, which may be due to different triggers or requiring the right treatment to control the flare.Some people also report '...
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