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by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: unexplained rashes
Topic: itchy and flaky ear lobes!
Replies: 1
Views: 3211

Re: itchy and flaky ear lobes!

Hello, it sounds suspicious of contact allergy (allergic contact dermatitis - see my other posts). Are you wearing earrings by chance? Do you dye your hair? alternatively this could be eczema which comes from inside (atopic or seborrheic) or psoriasis. I would recomend to see your doctor or a dermat...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: skin cancer & sun
Topic: Freckles
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Re: Freckles

Hello,

there is no a cut off point to answer your question. We know that people with frecles, fair skin and blue eyes are more susceptible to sun damage and need to be more careful with sun.

with best wishes,
Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist Bedford and Leicester
www.alexandroff.org.uk
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: skin cancer & sun
Topic: price of suncreams
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

Re: price of suncreams

Hello,

yes I totally agree with you.

Dr Anton Alexandroff Consultant Dermatologist Bedford and Leicester
www.alexandroff.org.uk
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: general
Topic: skin on my face & neck - any advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 3088

Re: skin on my face & neck - any advice?

Hello Kate, I agree with my colleagues. From your description this could be seborrhoeic dermatitis, see: http://www.dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/seborrhoeic-dermatitis.html it could also be your (atopic) eczema playing up (eczema can come back in adult years), and you could also develop an allergic reac...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: skin cancer & sun
Topic: Raised lump on leg
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

Re: Raised lump on leg

Dear Harri112,

just to say that I completely agree with Dr Bowling: if lesion (lump) changed it is a good idea to check it again.

With best wishes,
Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist
Bedford and Leicester
www.alexandroff.org.uk
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: eczema
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 5
Views: 3006

Re: Please Help

Hello Lauren, I completely agree with my colleages. I would just stress again that ti is vitally important to continue to use emollient generously even if your skin is in a good condition/clear, and when it flares up you will need to use steroid creams or tacrolimus/pimecolimus topical preparations....
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Seborrheic Keratosis.
Replies: 2
Views: 11072

Re: Seborrheic Keratosis.

Hello, First of all, I would have another chat with your GP. Although cosmetic procedures are not done on NHS, if lesions catch or bleed, they tend to be removed on NHS (though it may depend on local funding arrangements). Talking about private treatment London I am afraid tends to be more expensive...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: skin cancer & sun
Topic: Firm white bump on nose
Replies: 5
Views: 10605

Re: Firm white bump on nose

Hi, well done for seeing your gp so soon! first of all I would wait to see what your dermatologist says. It could be a typical basal cell carcinoma (BCC) from the first look, it could be typical something else benign or it may require a diagnostic biopsy - taking a small piece of skin from the lesio...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: eczema
Topic: Darkened Skin on Face
Replies: 12
Views: 6109

Re: Darkened Skin on Face

Hello again, you probably had a long enough trial of Protopic. I would still consider Elidel. Aveeno is fine, many patients like it and it is very natural too. regarding scratching - I would suggets to try moisturizers as advised above and you would probably still need either topical steroids or Eli...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: eczema
Topic: Darkened Skin on Face
Replies: 12
Views: 6109

Re: Darkened Skin on Face

Hello again, sunny81! Protopic (tacrlolimus) often stings for the first month of use or so but this often settles if you carry on with it. Have you tried pimecrolimus (Elidel)? It works in a similar way to Protopic but tends to sting less. best wishes, Dr Anton Alexandroff Consultant Dermatologist B...
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