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Search found 65 matches
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Sebaceous Hyperplasia
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Unfortunately the only way to remove these definitively is either by laser or to surgically remove the larger/more troublesome ones but both techniques can leave scarring. Retinoid based products (creams and in more severe cases oral) can sometimes be used to reduce the risk of further lesions
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Keratosis pilaris
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Keratosis pilaris

KP is very common, affecting approximately 1/3 people, more so if you or your family members have a history of eczema or related allergic conditions. Unfortunately there is no cure for the condition. Treatments are based on improving skin texture/reducing inflammation (if there is any). if urea base...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Genital area outbreak
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Genital area outbreak

There are a number of common conditions that can cause itching of the genital skin such as eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection. If the condition is persistent despite treatment from the hospital I would advise you see your gp specifically for a dermatology review so the skin can be properly assessed
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Athlete's foot
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Athlete's foot

In more persistent/severe cases of athletes foot your gp can prescribe you a course of oral antifungal medication. However it is important to address factors that contribute to recurrent episodes. Recurrent Athletes foot is more frequent in those who wear occlusive footwear, sweat a lot and do not d...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Small dots on hands that turn into bumps
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Small dots on hands that turn into bumps

Unfortunately it isn’t possible to accurately diagnose without seeing the rash/spots or you in person. From your description warts remain a possibility but I would advise you initially arrange to see your gp for a review
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Recurring shingles
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Recurring shingles

From your description it sounds like you have the persistent nerve pains following a shingles attack (called post herpetic neuralgia) rather than shingles itself per se. Post herpetic neuralgia happens in approx 1/5 people and can last months, sometimes longer. For this type of nerve related pain, l...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Hypertototic excma
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Hypertototic excma

Unfortunately methotrexate is a medication that can take a number of weeks (sometimes months) to start working at any one particular dose. I am sure your supervising dermatologist will be guiding your treatment so that if you are clearly not responding to methotrexate despite being on a high dose, o...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Lymphodema
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Lymphodema

It is very important to maintain the condition of the skin with regular emollients designed for dry flaky skin, such as epaderm, cetraben and diprobase which can all be purchased OTC. For the swelling in just one leg I am assuming your GP has arranged tests to exclude a clot (deep vein thrombosis)? ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Is there anything else I can do for more relief?
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Is there anything else I can do for more relief?

The first suggestion would be to see your gp or dermatologist for a stronger steroid ointment. Eumovate is a strength of steroid that can be purchased OTC and is relatively weak especially for an adult. It would also be important to see your doctor for some routine blood tests, as sometimes there ma...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Acne
Topic: Holiday acne
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Holiday acne

As you correctly say this may well be related to other factors such sweating/tight swimwear causing an acne-like rash (or what we call folliculitis) rather than true acne. If this is persistent and sore you may benefit from a short course of antibiotics from your gp or dermatologist. Making sure you...
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