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by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo treatments
Replies: 1
Views: 36

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: 39

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...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Dry itchy skin
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Dry itchy skin

Hi Vicki, Sorry to hear this. It sounds like first off, you need a definite diagnosis. Is this eczema? It's definitely worth seeing your doctor about this as they can make sure it's not an allergy or anything else. Without knowing exactly what you have, it's difficult to advise exact treatment. Howe...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Milia
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Milia

Hi!

Firstly, Is it definitely a milia? If there is any doubt about the nature of it, please do see your doctor.

If not, many beauty therapists will extract these for you I'd advise against picking it yourself, it can lead to scarring

Good luck!
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Itchy and flaky ears
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Itchy and flaky ears

Hi there, It's likely to be a form of eczema, but difficult to know exactly which type - atopic eczema and seborrhoeic dermatitis can both affect the ears, as can psoriasis. If you have tried standard moisturisers, I would have a chat with your doctor because you are likely to need an anti-inflammat...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Allergic to sweat/perspiration
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Allergic to sweat/perspiration

Hi there, It's unusual to be allergic to your sweat, but sweat can certainly be irritating for the skin, particularly if you have sensitive skin. 2 thoughts: 1)See if you can reduce the sensitivity of the skin by avoiding harsh wash products and using a regular moisturiser. 2) If you feel you are sw...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Sensitive Skin
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Sensitive Skin

Hi there, It's worth checking that it is eczema. Occasionally, sun damage can look a bit like eczema and if it never shifts, it may not be eczema. Do you scratch it a lot? Sometimes people get into the habit of scratching a lot, in which case, it never gets a chance to heal. Covering it with a plast...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Darius
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Darius

Hi there, Darier's disease is a genetic skin condition, so unfortunately can't be cured yet, but there really is a lot that can be done. You need a referral to Dermatology department. Most big hospitals will have at least a few patients with Darier's and some big hospitals have a specialist genetic ...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Problems moisturising my skin
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Problems moisturising my skin

Hi there, Sorry to hear you are suffering. With regards to your seborrheic dermatitis,it might be worth trying a non-steroid antiinflammatory - Elidel or Protopic which might help your skin hold in moisture better. Then have a look at some of the sensitive skin facial brands - go for non-fragranced....
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Phebitist
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Phebitist

Hi there, Sorry to hear you are suffering. Make sure you are not using any soaps or shower gels to wash with. Keep going with the moisturiser, but I wonder if an anti-inflammatory steroid cream would be more effective than the voltarol to help with the itch. Mild creams won't thin the skin if used a...
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