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by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: steroid cream use
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: steroid cream use

Dear Hollie, Thank you. Dermatologists do not really think that steroid withdrawal exists. On adult body and limbs (but not face and skin folds) you can use Elocon daily for 3 months. But it is too potent for face and skin folds. It is also too strong for a child. I hope this is helpful. Best wishes...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Wearing clothing
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: Wearing clothing

Thank you for your question. Try to use a mild soothing moisturiser e.g. Balneum Plus cream (keep it chilled- works faster!). Try mild steroid ointment for 2-3 days e.g. eumovate cream for an adult, hydrocortisone 1% for a child or baby. Try to wear loose cotton or silk clothes. I hope this is helpf...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Paediatric Eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 445

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: 430

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: 418

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: 441

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: 604

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: 729

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: 729

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: 729

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...
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