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Search found 43 matches
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Legs covered in spots
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Legs covered in spots

Dear Dawn, I am sorry to hear that you have a skin problem with your legs. I wonder how you apply your moisturiser, if you are rubbing in or stroking upwards, you may well have folliculitis, which is blocking of the hair follicles, causing redness (inflammation). If you are happy with Calmurid, a ur...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Rosacea
Topic: Red patch on throat
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Red patch on throat

Dear Anne The patch on your throat is unlikely to be rosacea, which is generally confined to the face only. Urticaria generally comes and goes, so it sound like this new patch of red skin is a new different area of skin inflammation. Is this area itchy? Is it dry? is the patch spreading to elsewhere...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Topical Steroids
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Topical Steroids

Hi Ruth Just to add to Dr Nevianna's excellent advice.If you would like more information on using topical steroids and on topical calcineurin inhibitors, please to visit The National Eczema Society, where you can download very helpful factsheets on both these and other eczema treatments at: https://...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Birthmarks
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Birthmarks

I am sorry to hear you are finding your birthmark difficult to cope with, especially if you are feeling anxious and depressed. I think you should talk to your GP and explain how you are feeling, there may be options for NHS referral for an opinion on possible laser treatment, although this depends o...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Lichen sclerosus & dermatitis
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Lichen sclerosus & dermatitis

Dear Sarah How frustrating for your to be between two diagnosis, when you see a dermatologist for patch testing, your diagnosis should be clear. The treatment for both conditions is similar, although for LS topical steroids are prescribed continuously, where as for eczema topical steroids are used i...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Lichen sclerosis
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Lichen sclerosis

Have you been referred to a specialist dermatology vulval clinic for your lichen sclerosis? If your labia is fused, gynaecological surgical is likely to be the only option. I suggest you discuss with your GP and ask for a referral to a specialist. Please do visit The Vulval Health and LS support gro...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Skin Growth
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Skin Growth

Dear Jason Thank you for sharing your pictures and describing your skin lesion.If your GP has told you 'your body will deal with the lesion', it is likely they have diagnosed a common wart. However, any skin lesion that appears and grows rapidly should be examined. I suggest you ask for a F2F GP app...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Skin Cancer & Sun Safety
Topic: Skin very dry from radiotherapy
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Skin very dry from radiotherapy

Dear Linda I am sorry to hear your husband is uncomfortable with dry skin. The skin lesions on his face should be examined, especially as he has a history of skin cancer. The dry skin and red spots on his chest, may well be a contact eczema or simply eczematous skin due to dry skin. I suggest that h...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Persistent Eczema - solved?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Persistent Eczema - solved?

Hi Kenny I agree, it sounds like lifestyle change changes have really helped you - well done! Eczema is a very individual condition. The areas of eczema on your legs look like discoid eczema. Eczema needs to be controlled, so do continue to use complete emollient therapy for washing and moisturising...
by Julie Van Onselen
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Recurring shingles
Replies: 2
Views: 467

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...
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