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by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Expert clinic on skin cancer/moles
Topic: Psoriasis spots
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: Psoriasis spots

Dear June, Thank you for your question. There is no simple way to tell a difference between cancerous moles and psoriasis spots. If your psoriasis spot does not resolve with treatment or looks unusual it is probably a good idea to check it with your GP or dermatologist. Psoriasis patches usually loo...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Expert clinic on skin cancer/moles
Topic: moles/freckles
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: moles/freckles

Dear Felicity, Thank you for your question. Often there is not much difference between a freckle and a mole on a clinical examination by a non specialist. The most important is to check any lesion with a GP or specialist if it looks suspicious. If a skin lesion changes or looks irregular in colour, ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on sensitive skin
Topic: Lymphocytic Infiltration Jessner's/Timid Lupus
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Lymphocytic Infiltration Jessner's/Timid Lupus

Dear Boudicca, So sorry to hear about your problem. It is rare but you are not alone! Here is a good link about your condition https://dermnetnz.org/topics/jessner-lymphocytic-infiltrate I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD Consultant Dermat...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on sensitive skin
Topic: Dark spots
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Dark spots

Dear Joey, Thank you for your question. Can you describe or post a photo of these spots please? Best wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer The British Skin Foundation Spokesperson London, Cambridge, Leicester and Bedford h...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Topical steroid withdrawal
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Re: Topical steroid withdrawal

Dear Heba, Thank you for your question. The strength and duration of prescribed topical steroids depends on the part of the body and age. Generally speaking 1% hydrocortisone cream and ointment are safe even in your children on face and skin folds as instructed by your dermatologist. I hope this is ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: brown dots and my skin looks like old leather
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Re: brown dots and my skin looks like old leather

Dear Paul, I am so sorry to hear about your skin problem. I think you should have a shower and/or bath. Use Aveeno body wash or Oilatum shower gel for shower and Cetraben bath emollient addictive. You can also wash with Epaderm cream as a shower gel substitute. You need to see a dermatologist to hav...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Diet and eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Diet and eczema

Dear Dee, Thank you for your question. So sorry to hear about your psoriasis and dermatitis. Generally there is no strict evidence that diet can affect dermatitis or psoriasis although there is some anecdotal evidence that raw cumin spice in small quantities may help psoriasis. However if your eczem...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Eczema in the ears
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Eczema in the ears

Dear Claire, Thank you for your question. So sorry to hear how troublesome it is! I think you may benefit from a skin allergy test called patch test - ask your dermatologist to arrange this for your. You may benefit from a topical steroid treatment such as Eumovate ointment or a non-steroid treatmen...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Confusion with skin condition described as 'papular eczema'
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Confusion with skin condition described as 'papular eczema'

Thank you for your questions. So sorry to hear about your skin problems! It sounds like you have a type of eczema/dermatitis. I do not think it was brought by eating honey. Rarely eczema may be made by foods but unfortunately, as it was discussed at an evidence based meeting about eczema, currently ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: ?eczema or ?psoriasis on tattoo
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: ?eczema or ?psoriasis on tattoo

Hello. So sorry to hear about your problem. It is possible that you are reacting to a pigment in your tattoo. You probably need to have a skin biopsy to tell what kind of reaction you have. Treatment would depend on this and it may include Protopic ointment. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes,...
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