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by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on skin cancer/moles
Topic: How do I tell my husband to wear SPF?!
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: How do I tell my husband to wear SPF?!

Thank you for your question Alison. Please forward this message from me to your Husband! Dear Alison's Husband, I have been informed that you, like many other men I see in my clinic are slightly reluctant to apply sunscreen. One of the most common places that I see pre-cancers and skin cancers (such...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on skin cancer/moles
Topic: moles
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

Re: moles

It can be difficult to keep a track of you moles if you have multiple. If you have a history of skin cancer or there is a strong family history, and if you have fair skin with multiple moles then every 4 months would be reasonable. You can monitor your own moles with pictures and there are various a...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: diagnosed as eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: diagnosed as eczema

Dear Cathy Thank you for your question. Its sounds like you may have discoid eczema. This type of eczema often occurs in circular patches and can effect any part of the body. It can blister and also become infected, resulting in pain and weeping from the patches. Of course without looking at the pat...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: severe atopic eczema - methotrexate treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: severe atopic eczema - methotrexate treatment

Thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear that you child is suffering to a degree that they need an immune suppressant. Immune-suppressants are treatments that area regularly used by dermatologists to help with multiple skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. When reading about Methotre...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: A non steroid product recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: A non steroid product recommendation

Dear Imaiqah Thank you for your question. Topical emollients particularly in eczema of course should be your mainstay to reduce dryness of the skin which will help with itching and reduce the need to apply steroids. There is no real evidence to suggest that one mioisturiser is better than another. C...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Worried about it spreading
Replies: 1
Views: 529

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: 464

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: 1121

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: 742

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: 663

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...
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