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Search found 395 matches
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Seborrhoeic keratosis treatment and support
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Seborrhoeic keratosis treatment and support

So sorry to hear about your skin embarrassing propblem! Seborrheic keratoses can be frozen with cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen by your dermatologist or GP. There is also a publication that Efudix cream, available on prescription, might help. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alex...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Guttate Psoriasis
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Guttate Psoriasis

Hello, Thank you for your question. Although kefir is believed to be very healthy I am afraid there is no data that it helps to treat psoriasis. Dovobet is a good treatment but there is now an updated version available called Enstilar foam. It is easier to apply and it works faster and better. Your ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Rosacea
Topic: Rosacea on nose-mainly
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Rosacea on nose-mainly

Dear Shell, I am so sorry to hear about your skin problem! I agree with suggestions of my colleagues. Flushing and red face rosacea can be treated with Mirvaso gel and/or laser. Sun protection is also very important. Spots (inflammatory) rosacea can be be treated with a combination of a prolonged co...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Acne
Topic: Controlling acne flare-ups
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Controlling acne flare-ups

I am so sorry to hear about your daughter acne! There are a number of treatments available. Topical combination preparations such as Epiduo work particularly well with oral antibiotics and combined oral contraceptive pill. A more effective form of Epiduo - Epiduo Forte just became available. The nex...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Acne
Topic: Acne
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Acne

I am so sorry to hear about your acne and how it affects you. Sometimes it is helpful to have a few courses of Roacutane/isotretinoin. Also it may be helpful after Roacutane to have a maintenance treatment with Epiduo or Duac topical treatment. If it is of interest there is more information about ac...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Eczema & hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Eczema & hair loss

Thank you for your question. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter hair loss. It happens in eczema due to rubbing. The best option is to control eczema and in such case hair usually grows back. Ask your dermatologist or GP if she can have Etrivex shampoo and for eyebrows - tacrolimus ointment, t...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Recent hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Recent hair loss

Dear Ann, Thank you for your question. There are a couple of possibilities such as alopecia areata and frontal fibrosing alopecia. It would be helpful to see your dermatologist to make a correct diagnosis. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAA...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Options available for CCCA
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Options available for CCCA

Dear A, Thank you for your question. I would start from dermovate scalp application and if necessary try tacrolimus ointment next. Orall medications can also be helpful (e.g. hydroxychloroquine, roacutane, ciclosporin and so on). I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: What can I do to stop hair shedding?
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: What can I do to stop hair shedding?

Dear Muriel, I am very sorry to hear about your hair loss. Hair shedding is very common I am afraid. Common causes of hair shedding are low iron (ferritin below 70 mcg/L), abnormal thyroid function, stress, crush diets, new medications (within 6 months before hair shedding started), illnesses, contr...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Age-related hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Age-related hair loss

Dear Sandy, Thank you for your question. Yes minoxidil (Regain) lotion and foam can both prevent further age related hair loss and even make hair thicker. You can read about this on my website. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD Consultant...
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