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by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Chemical issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1835

Re: Chemical issues

Dear gordyfar Thank you for your query. I appreciate you are in a difficult situation. The regular contact with harsh chemicals and frequent hand washing not only will dry your skin by stripping away natural oils, but with time will damage the barrier function of your skin, making it more sensitive ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: hairline
Replies: 1
Views: 1907

Re: hairline

Dear Jolinar Many thanks for your question. During warmer weather the heat and sweat often causes further irritation to sensitive skin and exacerbate eczema. I would suggest getting any active patches on eczema on your hairline under control quickly with topical steroid solutions which can be prescr...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Blisters on sole of feet
Replies: 1
Views: 1827

Re: Blisters on sole of feet

Dear gordyfar Many thanks for your question. The small itchy blisters on your feet are due to a form of eczema known as pompholyx. This will usually require a strong topical steroid, prescribed by your GP or Dermatologist to settle down the inflammation and itching. Alongside this it is important to...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Only on one foot?
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Re: Only on one foot?

Many thanks for your query. Stress-induced eczema is extremely common and I'm sorry to hear you haven't yet found an effective solution. In addition to using moisturisers and soap substitutes I would advise you see your GP or Dermatologist for a short course of an appropriate strength topical steroi...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: childhood
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: childhood

Many thanks for your question regarding your granddaughter. It does sound like she has atopic eczema which classically affects behind the knees and creases of the elbows. Genetics play a major role in contributing to the risk of developing atopic eczema but various environmental factors such as clim...
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