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by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Worried about it spreading
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Worried about it spreading

Dear Diane Thank you for this interesting question. There have a variety of case studies that have looked at patients with vitiligo and signs that may indicate a poor prognosis in terms of spread. Vitiligo is an unpredictable condition and sometimes not much can be done to prevent it from spreading....
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Can it be passed on?
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Can it be passed on?

Thank you for your question. Vitiligo is thought be an autoimmune disease and as yet the exact cause has not been elucidated. The condition is though to be multi factorial which means that there is a combination of both genetic factors and environmental triggers (which have not been identified as ye...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: atopic dermatitis and severe sweating
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: atopic dermatitis and severe sweating

Dear Jackie Other options to consider for treating eczema would be different systemic medications to replace the methotrexate (if its not really working). These include Azathioprine or Mycophenolate Moefetil. Phototherapy (UVB) can also sometimes help. For the sweating (i'm assuming this is a long s...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Eczema upper eyelids and around eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Eczema upper eyelids and around eyes

Thank you for your question. I would agree with the treatment options that Dr Alexandroff has mentioned. I would also add that patients with eczema are more prone to allergies and with facial eczema or peri-orbital eczema it is always worth considering having some allergy tests performed. The type o...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Urticaria
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Urticaria

Dear Decima Urticaria can be a very difficult condition to treat and I can imagine it has a great impact on your quality of life. Unfortunately the vast majority of cases of urticaria are known as 'Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria' and the triggers are poorly understood. It is worth looking at any medi...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Hyde's Disease (Prurigo nodularis)
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Hyde's Disease (Prurigo nodularis)

Nodular prurigo is an extremely itchy condition that often affects the arms and legs, it presents as nodules (lumps) on the skin which can then sometimes scar. Initial treatment would involve topical steroids and antihistamines. If this fails then wet wraps with zinc paste bandages has good symptoma...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Urticaria
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Urticaria

I'm sorry to hear that your urticaria has not been controlled with a variety of treatments, some of which are used as last resort measures! I'm assuming you have Spontaneous chrronic urtcaria. Unfortunately we'd be clutching at straws. There is some very low grade evidence for the following drugs in...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Skin Cancer & Sun Safety
Topic: Squamish cell carcinoma
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Squamish cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinomas are skin cancers that are most often related to sun exposure in the past. Surgical removal is usually curative and often no further treatment is required. Once the cancer has been removed it will placed into a category based on the type and thickness of the lesion. Follow up...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Nerve pain on scalp...
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Nerve pain on scalp...

Thankyou for your question. I’m sorry to hear your predicament. Psoriasis is a very vascular condition which means that often picking at lesions and scales will result in bleeding and pain. Sometimes however picking can become a habit. The first step wound of course be to try and control the psorias...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Psoriasis on head
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Psoriasis on head

Scalp psoriasis can be difficult to treat and also a source of great stress and embarrassment for patients. There are a variety of treatments which include: Steroid applications for the scalp Tar and oil based treatments for the scalp -such as cocois. Shampoos -tar based Often these treatments need ...
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