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by Dr Adil Sheraz
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Vitiligo
Topic: Sunbeds & Vitiligo
Replies: 1
Views: 1022

Re: Sunbeds & Vitiligo

Dear Samantha One of the treatment modalities used for vitiligo is indeed phototherapy. However I would not recommend going to a tanning salon to try and improve the vitiligo. Phototherapy is provided by expert nurses in a dermatology unit with carefully calibrated machines and appropriate doses dep...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Face rash
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Re: Face rash

Dear Jacs My first suggestion would be to be seen by a dermatologist (if this hasn't already happened). Psoriasis can of course affect the face however the distribution in your case seems to be unusual. Common condition that can cause facial rashes include peri-oral dermatitis, eczema, contact derma...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Skin Cancer & Sun Safety
Topic: Acnitic Keritosis
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Re: Acnitic Keritosis

Dear Stuart Actinic keratoses are indeed areas of pre-cancer that are often seen in areas which have been exposed to the sun over a period of years. You are right in thinking that there is a potential for these lesions to convert to a skin cancer, however the risk is quite low. Risk factors for conv...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Re: Psoriasis

I am sorrry to hear that your psoriasis is causing such distress, the condition can of course be extremely itchy, sore and can often bleed. Dermovate is a potent steroid, and as such is not recommended for psoriasis. Potent steroids have the potential to make psoriasis worse when stopped. I would su...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: What's best for my child
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: What's best for my child

Dear Anna Thank you for your question. This will depend on various factors, such the location of the vitiligo, how it impacts on your child, how old he or she is and the skin type. Temporary Cosmetic camouflage does provide much relief for some of my patients who are more conscious of their appearan...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo treatment for kids
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: Vitiligo treatment for kids

There have been some studies that have looked into the roles of oral vitamins and supplements in vitiligo. Most of these supplements are thought to work through their anti-oxidant actions. Vitamin C, E, alpha lipoic acid and zinc to name a few have been studied as both monotherapy and in combination...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Can vitiligo affect my health at all?
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Can vitiligo affect my health at all?

Dear Sarah. Thank you for your question. I guess in the first instance you would need confirmation that your condition is indeed vitiligo. There are other conditions including simple fungal/yeast infections of the skin that can present with patchy lighter skin. If indeed you are confirmed to have vi...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu May 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: BSF - Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Topic: Is HS hereditary?
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

Re: Is HS hereditary?

Thankyou for your question. Some recent studies performed looking into the genetics of HS have shown that family members do have an increased risk of developing HS. One third of patients with HS have a family history. Unfortunately there is not much that can be done to prevent your children from dev...
by Dr Adil Sheraz
Thu May 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: BSF - Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Topic: Managing HS
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

Re: Managing HS

Thank you for your question. The history you give would be suggestive of HS however it seems that you have not seen a dermatologist. HS can be a debilitating condition and the effect it has on health and social life will of course vary from person to person. If you are getting regular new and painfu...
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