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by Dr Giles Dunnill
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Nodular prurigo
Replies: 2
Views: 2781

Re: Nodular prurigo

This is a difficult condition to treat. You are on strong treatment in the form of methotrexate which has the potential to gradually settle the condition and you will be under a dermatology service for this to monitor the drug. I would encourage you to stick with it as there is a good chance of impr...
by Dr Giles Dunnill
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Schambergs disease
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: Schambergs disease

Leg swelling on exercise can be prevented by wearing elastic support stockings which supports the blood vessels in the legs.
by Dr Giles Dunnill
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Lichen Planus - Dermovate use
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Lichen Planus - Dermovate use

Lichen planus on the vulva is usually a chronic problem and may require periodic treatment. Regular long term emollient is helpful. Dermovate usually works and can be used long term intermittently. The frequency of Dermovate use is variable, but typically it needs to be used once or twice per week a...
by Dr Giles Dunnill
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Eczema around mouth
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Re: Eczema around mouth

The first thing which needs sorting out is what is your diagnosis. Your description of the problem raises a number of possible diagnoses including eczema but also perioral dermatitis, urticaria and angio oedema. Also the possibility of an allergic contact sensitivity which might require specialist t...
by Dr Giles Dunnill
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Lifelong atopic eczema
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Lifelong atopic eczema

Your experience is not unusual. However your situation is clearly complicated by your other medical problems. This could make the choice of treatment tricky. Severe atopic eczema usually requires second or third line treatment, which means something beyond topical therapy. A useful starting point fo...
by Dr Giles Dunnill
Fri May 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: BSF - Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Topic: Hard to exercise
Replies: 2
Views: 2007

Re: Hard to exercise

Very difficult problem, but one which many HS sufferers have. Its a catch 22 that you want to lose weight but can't exercise because of the HS. Focus on calorie reduction for weight loss remembering that you can lose weight more effectively by calorie reduction than by increasing exercise. Consider ...
by Dr Giles Dunnill
Fri May 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: BSF - Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Topic: Where can I get support?
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: Where can I get support?

You should go to your GP in the first instance. Many GPs are not familiar with the condition but if they are they may be able to offer simple initial advice. If this is not helping then you will need referral to a dermatologist who has some experience of the condition. Your GP should be able to help...
by Dr Giles Dunnill
Fri May 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: BSF - Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Topic: Exhausted from HS
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Re: Exhausted from HS

This is a common problem. HS is a chronic inflammatory condition and the chronic inflammation in your body will make you tired. Plus having to deal with it all the time is tiring. The key answer is really to get control of the condition which is obvious, I know, but is the main way to solve the prob...
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