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Search found 62 matches
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Schambergs disease
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Schambergs disease

Thank you for your query. Schamberg’s is caused by leakage of the very small blood vessels in the skin known as capillaries. It is a harmless condition but as you state, sometimes the rash can be inflamed and associated with itching. Any physical exercise involving the area affected and external hea...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Petechiae?
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Re: Petechiae?

Thank you for your information and query. If you are still getting these lesions I would suggest requesting a further biopsy. From the photo it is difficult to be 100% certain but some of the lesions look a little like angiokeratomas/angiomas which are harmless but are nevertheless not the same as p...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Lichen Planus - Dermovate use
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Lichen Planus - Dermovate use

Thank you for your query. If the lichen planus recurs soon after stopping Dermovate it may help to taper the treatment more slowly such as twice daily for the first month, then once daily for second month, alternate days for third month and twice a week for the 4th month before stopping. If despite ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Eczema around mouth
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: Eczema around mouth

Thank you for your query. If the eczema is a frequently recurrent problem I would agree steroid creams would not be advisable in the long term. You may however benefit from a non-steroid based anti-inflammatory cream (calcineurin inhibitors) which can be prescribed to you via your dermatologist or G...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Lifelong atopic eczema
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Lifelong atopic eczema

Thank you for your query. I am sorry to hear of your ongoing difficulty in getting your eczema under control and it certainly sounds like a lot of treatments have already been tried and not worked. I am not sure when some of the stronger medications (immunosuppressants) were prescribed to you but th...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Impetigo
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Impetigo

Hi there, Thank you for your query. Impetigo should respond quite quickly to oral antibiotics. If there is underlying eczema this should be treated at the same time as the infection, with appropriate strength steroid creams. If despite this, the skin is not getting better the diagnosis of impetigo w...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Itchy scar
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Itchy scar

Hi Ken, Thank you for your query. Scars, even if years old, can become itchy and inflamed. I would suggest you see your GP for a prescription of a cortisone (steroid) cream or ointment to use whenever the itching appears. Occasionally if this doesn't settle the itching (and the scar is raised and lu...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Re: Hair loss

Hi Amelia Thank you for your query. There are many causes that can contribute to hair loss in females and in many cases more than one cause can co-exist in the same person. Common causes include genetics (female pattern hair loss), stress, hormone imbalances, medications and nutritional deficiencies...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Vitamin D deficiency hair loss!
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: Vitamin D deficiency hair loss!

Dear Mayarose Thank you for your query. The supplements will help with your symptoms associated with Vitamin D deficiency. There is no concern that this is coming from a tablet rather than the sun itself. However please be aware that the effect of any nutritional deficiency on hair can take many mon...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Tips for us elderly ladies please
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Re: Tips for us elderly ladies please

Hello there, Thank you for your query. As with all organ systems, the turnover of cells naturally becomes slower with age and the hair follicle is no different, resulting in hair that grows slower and generally shorter and finer than before. In addition genetic hair loss (male pattern balding and fe...
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