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Search found 430 matches
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: brown dots and my skin looks like old leather
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Re: brown dots and my skin looks like old leather

Dear Paul, I am so sorry to hear about your skin problem. I think you should have a shower and/or bath. Use Aveeno body wash or Oilatum shower gel for shower and Cetraben bath emollient addictive. You can also wash with Epaderm cream as a shower gel substitute. You need to see a dermatologist to hav...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Diet and eczema
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Re: Diet and eczema

Dear Dee, Thank you for your question. So sorry to hear about your psoriasis and dermatitis. Generally there is no strict evidence that diet can affect dermatitis or psoriasis although there is some anecdotal evidence that raw cumin spice in small quantities may help psoriasis. However if your eczem...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Eczema in the ears
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Re: Eczema in the ears

Dear Claire, Thank you for your question. So sorry to hear how troublesome it is! I think you may benefit from a skin allergy test called patch test - ask your dermatologist to arrange this for your. You may benefit from a topical steroid treatment such as Eumovate ointment or a non-steroid treatmen...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Confusion with skin condition described as 'papular eczema'
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Re: Confusion with skin condition described as 'papular eczema'

Thank you for your questions. So sorry to hear about your skin problems! It sounds like you have a type of eczema/dermatitis. I do not think it was brought by eating honey. Rarely eczema may be made by foods but unfortunately, as it was discussed at an evidence based meeting about eczema, currently ...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: ?eczema or ?psoriasis on tattoo
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: ?eczema or ?psoriasis on tattoo

Hello. So sorry to hear about your problem. It is possible that you are reacting to a pigment in your tattoo. You probably need to have a skin biopsy to tell what kind of reaction you have. Treatment would depend on this and it may include Protopic ointment. I hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes,...
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: steroid cream use
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

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: 1068

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: 818

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: 761

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: 747

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, ...
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