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by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles 2020
Topic: Basal Cell Carcinoma
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Basal Cell Carcinoma

Dear Joanna, Overall 1 in 20 basal cell carcinomas may recur over a five year period, so this is not unusual. The site and your background medical history may increase this risk. For recurrent basal cell carcinomas, treating the recurrence with Mohs micrographic surgery is likely to give you the hig...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles 2020
Topic: BSF skin cancer/moles question
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: BSF skin cancer/moles question

Good evening, Thank you for your important question. Whilst sun exposure is often discussed as the significant risk factor for the development of skin cancer, it is important to remember that there are other significant risk factors such as skin type, the number of moles, immune status and genetic f...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles 2020
Topic: Actinic keratosis
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Actinic keratosis

Good evening, Thank you for your question. Diclofenac gel can require upto 90 days of use to have optimal effect, however does not clear all lesions. A single actinic keratosis can be treated with freezing (cryotherapy) or alternatively creams such as Efudix. Both are likely to be more effective at ...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles 2020
Topic: This becomes red and irritated
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: This becomes red and irritated

Dear Lindsey, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the photo is not clear enough to make a diagnosis. If the lesion is changing in size, shape or colour it would be prudent to have it reviewed by your GP or a Dermatologist. As it is becoming irritated a Dermatologist can provide a clear diagn...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Skin Cancer/Moles 2020
Topic: Skin Cancer Question
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Skin Cancer Question

Dear Sue, Many thanks for your question. Wartner should only be used for viral warts. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis before having the lesion removed, particularly if you have multiple moles. There are ways to remove seborrhoeic keratoses without leaving scarring or pigmentation and I ...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Hair Loss and Pregnancy
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Re: Hair Loss and Pregnancy

Dear Amaka, Hair loss is common following childbirth but often resolves within 6 months. The hair loss associated with childbirth is known as a telogen effluvium. When it lasts more than six months it is usually because there is another cause contributing. Sub-optimal levels of the vitamins and mine...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Menopause and hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Re: Menopause and hair loss

Hi Carolle-Anne, Thank you for your question. Hair gets shorter and finer over time. In addition the most common problem causing hair loss in women is female pattern hair loss. This is seen most frequently after the menopause, however may start before the menopause and is slowly progressive over tim...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Lots of hair coming out when combed
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Re: Lots of hair coming out when combed

Hi Scratchalot, Thank you for your question. The key in improving the hair loss would be to get an accurate diagnosis. From what you have posted it does sound like you have alopecia areata, given the where the loss has occurred and the regrowth. The excess shedding may occur if the condition is acti...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Prevastatin and hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: Prevastatin and hair loss

Dear Suzanne, Pravastatin has been reported to cause hair loss. It would be unusual to develop hair loss after 15 years of taking it, as normally the hair loss becomes evident much earlier. Furthermore it is unusual to to have just frontal hair loss from pravastatin. Female pattern hair loss causes ...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Can having a major operation cause hair loss?
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Can having a major operation cause hair loss?

Dear Karen, Having a operation can lead to hair loss. The condition is known as a telogen effluvium. At any one point in time upto about 10% of scalp hairs are in the shedding phase, known as telogen. An operation is one form of physical stress that can disrupt the normal hair cycle, leading to more...
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