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by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: BSF Expert clinic on hair loss/alopecia
Topic: Disappearing Hair
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: Disappearing Hair

Dear poodle24, Thank you for your post. Gradual thinning of the hair is most commonly due to female pattern hair loss, however recession of your frontal hairline may indicate a less common condition called frontal fibrosing alopecia. This is often associated with a reduction in body hair and thinnin...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: BSF Expert clinic on hair loss/alopecia
Topic: Hair thinning
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Hair thinning

Dear Healthyeating, Thank you for your post. Thinning over your temples is common and may occur for a variety of reasons. Female pattern hair loss and a telogen effluvium are common causes although it may occur as a result of another less common cause. It is useful to obtain an accurate diagnosis an...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on skin cancer/moles
Topic: Angioma Serpiginosum
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Re: Angioma Serpiginosum

Thanks for your question. This condition is one of many where there are small prominent blood vessels near the skin surface. These are known as vascular lesions. Laser treatments can be effective and it is important to rule out similar appearing vascular lesions that are associated with other health...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on skin cancer/moles
Topic: moles
Replies: 5
Views: 2890

Re: moles

Thanks for the questions. Everyone should consider monitor their skin every six months. The key things to look for are: 1. Any new skin spot or growth that stands out 2. Any new moles or growths that are changing over a short period of time 3. Any other moles or growths that are changing in size sha...
by Dr Kapil Bhargava
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on skin cancer/moles
Topic: itchy spot
Replies: 1
Views: 1999

Re: itchy spot

Thank you for your question. There are a few points to help differentiate. However if there is a persistently itchy spot it is prudent to have it reviewed by a doctor. Itchy spots are commonly hair follicles that are inflamed (folliculitis) or moles that have been scratched or traumatised. Folliculi...
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: 814

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: 1038

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: 786

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: 668

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: 870

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 ...
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