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by Dr Anjali Mahto
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: prevent spread
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: prevent spread

Thank you for taking the time to post a question.

Unfortunately the nature of vitiligo is unpredictable and it is hard to tell how things will progress in the future in an individual. There are no real effective ways of preventing spread as far as I am aware.

I wish you the best of luck,

Anjali
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo on my face
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Vitiligo on my face

Many thanks for taking the time to post a question. If your skin is sensitive to sunscreens you might find that using mineral-based products are better for you. Look for sunscreens that contain the ingredients titanium or zinc. If you are rigorous about your sun protection there is a chance you may ...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Vitiligo

Many thanks for taking the time to post a question. Vitiligo can be treated in a number of ways with varying success. Some treatments can encourage the pigmentation to return but the pigment in the skin may be lost again over time. Common treatments include: 1. Topical creams such as steroid ointmen...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Frequent Hand Washer
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: Frequent Hand Washer

Many thanks for taking the time to post your question. It is very common for hands to be dry in the winter months - they are the most exposed part of our body and can easily dry out in cold, windy weather. The problem can most definitely be exacerbated by frequent hand washing. Some simple pointers ...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Much Better
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: Much Better

Many thanks for taking the time to post and i'm delighted to hear that your daughter is much better. I suspect it is a combination of getting older combined with use of the correct topical or cream based treatments. I would definitely encourage her to use the steroid ointment as and when she needs i...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Eye eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

Re: Eye eczema

Many thanks for your question. The general principles for managing eye eczema are the same as for other parts of the body. I would recommend: 1. A gentle emollient wash for him to use daily to cleanse the skin 2. A moisturiser to be applied to the eye area at least 3-4 times per day 3. A short, shar...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: hands
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: hands

Dear Cally, I would try and make the most of general tips for managing eczema. 1. Do not use soap, shower gel, or stripping hand washes to clean your hands. Opt for emollient hand washes 2. Get into the habit of moisturising (fragrance free) with creams immediately after washing your hands 3. Consid...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Persistent neck eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Re: Persistent neck eczema

Many thanks for your question. I would suggest the general principles of eczema management: 1. No soaps or shower gels or fragranced washes - opt for emollient agents for skin cleansing 2. Regular emollients or moisturisers to be used at least twice daily 3. Topical steroids to be used for 7-10 days...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Varicose eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Re: Varicose eczema

Many thanks for you question. Varicose eczema can be more than a cosmetic concern as those who suffer are at higher risk of developing venous leg ulcers. Firstly, appropriate medical treatment should be provided. This includes: 1. soap substitutes or emollient washes to clean the skin 2. moisturiser...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Re: British Skin Foundation - Eczema

Soap and foaming cleansers can often aggravate eczema. There are a large number of emollient washes on the market (e.g aveeno, epaderm, cetraben, hydromol, dermol 500 to name a few) and you are much more likely to benefit from these. Your GP or dermatologist will be able to guide you in case there i...
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