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by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Paediatric Eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: Paediatric Eczema

Dear Foxylady99, Thank you for your question. This true there is a lot of products! Generally ointment are more effective than creams and lotions but are greasier. Balneum plus cream is good for itching. Eczmol cream is very effective anti microbial cream. Here are some to try epaderm cream and oint...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Persistent painful blisters/spots
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Re: Persistent painful blisters/spots

Dear Emma, So sorry to hear about your skin problem! Humira sometimes can cause unusual rashes and it also suppresses the immune system. Perhaps you could ask your dermatologist or GP if it maybe useful to arrange a swab for cold sores (HSV) infection and scraping for fungal infection. Prophylactic ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Difference between eczema & psoriasis
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Difference between eczema & psoriasis

Dear Penny, Thank you for your question. Psoriasis usually affects extensor surfaces of skin on elbows and knees (although it can affect any part of body and also scalp) and atopic eczema (most common type of eczema also known as atopic dermatitis ) usually affects skin folds e.g. inside of elbows, ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Psoriasis getting worse with age?
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Psoriasis getting worse with age?

Dear June, I am sorry to hear that your psoriasis is getting worse. I am afraid sometimes it happens. However there are a lot of treatments available which ranges from topical treatment such as Enstilar foam to UVB phototherapy to old fashioned tablets like methotrexate, to newer oral medications li...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Treating guttate psoriasis
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: Treating guttate psoriasis

So sorry to hear about your psoriasis. The best way would be UVB phototherapy available through your dermatologist. You can also try Dovonex ointment twice a day or a coal tar preparation (e.g. Exorex lotion twice daily). Enstilar foam works even better but it contains a steroid and I noted that you...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Can't get a diagnosis of an ongoing skin condition!
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Can't get a diagnosis of an ongoing skin condition!

Not at all, delighted to be of help. This is excellent that you stopped smoking. Of course stress always makes skin worse. Hope all clears very soon. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer The British Skin Foundat...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Can't get a diagnosis of an ongoing skin condition!
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Can't get a diagnosis of an ongoing skin condition!

Not at all, delighted to be of help. This is excellent that you stopped smoking. Of course stress always makes skin worse. Hope all clears very soon. With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer The British Skin Foundat...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Can't get a diagnosis of an ongoing skin condition!
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Can't get a diagnosis of an ongoing skin condition!

I am so sorry to hear about your thumb! From your picture and history it potentially can be a pustular psoriasis of hand. I understand your concerns about oral steroid tablets in the light of risk of coronavirus infection. You really need to be seen and treated by your dermatologist in person. Perha...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Facial Psoriasis
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: Facial Psoriasis

I am so sorry to hear about your psoriasis affecting your face! Sometimes it can be difficult to treat I am afraid. It is great that Skyrizi cleared your body and scalp. Have you tried Daktacort ointment twice daily on your face while using Skyrizi? With Best Wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) Ph...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Vulval Lichen Planus maintenance?
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Re: Vulval Lichen Planus maintenance?

So sorry to hear about your problem! It can be difficult to manage! Try Eumovate cream available over the counter when you reduce Dermovate. If this does not help ask your dermatologist if a retinoid oral medication may be suitable for you (this would need to be prescribed under a very strict superv...
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