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Search found 149 matches
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Seborrheic Keratosis
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Seborrheic Keratosis

HI there, Sorry to hear you've really suffered with your skin over the years. With regards to seborrheic keratoses, these are benign, warty growths that we often accumulate over time. Unfortunately, these don't tend to be treated in standard NHS clinics, because luckily they are not harmful. However...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Is my body itching aggravated by materials other than cotton?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Is my body itching aggravated by materials other than cotton?

Hi Nancy, So sorry to hear you are suffering. We see itch commonly in the clinic and I know how distressing and uncomfortable it can be. From your mention of Xolair, I assume you have had blood tests to ensure that there is nothing internally which is causing the itching. If not, chat to your doctor...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: deep purple spots on my arms and legs
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: deep purple spots on my arms and legs

HI Diana, Sorry to hear you are experiencing this. It's difficult to know exactly what's causing this, but it sounds a bit like purpura, which is essentially easy bruising. I suggest you make an appointment to discuss with your GP - they could confirm the diagnosis and if it is purpura, they may che...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Erythrokeratodermia Variabilis
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Erythrokeratodermia Variabilis

Hi there, Have you tried something with urea in it? Some of the skincare companies do an intensive 10% urea containing moisturiser. The other option might be some of the more cosmetic preparations (but unfragranced) which are made for bumpy skin on the back of the arm (keratosis pilaris). These cont...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Psoriasis under nails
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Psoriasis under nails

So sorry to hear you are having a rough time. It sounds like you may have a number of reasons for your nails to be problematic - potential psoriasis and the Raynauds could both contribute. I suggest you ask your Rheumatologist if they could get a Dermatology opinion and see if there might be a treat...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne & Spots
Topic: How can I improve my skin?
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: How can I improve my skin?

Hi Maria, Thanks so much for your question. The good news is that there is so much you can do to improve your skin, so don't give up hope! Firstly, make sure your skin care routine isn't clogging your pores. Avoid oils and heavy, long-wear foundations. Then try adding in some active ingredients like...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne & Spots
Topic: Skin terribly greasy
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Skin terribly greasy

Hi Di, Sorry to hear you're suffering with your skin again. I think you're right and your hormones may be relevant. Around the time of the menopause, oestrogen levels start to fall, so relatively the levels of male hormones (androgens) are higher. This can increase spots and make skin more oily. Pro...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne & Spots
Topic: Permanently large pores on cheeks
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Permanently large pores on cheeks

Hi there, Large pores are a really common concern. Pore size is partly genetically based, but will pores will also get larger overtime, and for some can be part of the ageing process. Whilst it's difficult to totally shrink down pores, there are lots of ways to minimise them. Ensure they are not clo...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo treatments
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Vitiligo treatments

Hi Kerry, Thanks for your questions. We do still use light therapy (phototherapy) as one of our main treatments for vitiligo. If you had it many years ago, you may benefit from another course of treatment, so might be worth checking with your doctor. We also routinely use alternatives to steroid cre...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Vitiligo

Hi Carole, Thanks for your question. Vitiligo is what's known as an autoimmune disease. This mean that the body is essentially reacting to itself. In vitiligo, the body reacts to pigment producing cells within the skin (melanocytes) and stops them from producing pigment (melanin), so white patches o...
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