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NF1

Postby Tashik12 on Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 pm

I have NF1 and as a result suffer from lumps and bumps on my face and body. I have had different treatments to reduce how they appear. Are there any new treatments. I am especially conscious and my face.
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Re: NF1

Postby Dr Andrew Thompson on Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:53 pm

Hi

I'm not sure about new medical treatments for NF1. However, there is support available to help you grow your confidence and manage any intrusive reactions from other people. A good starting place might be to visit the website of changing faces or possibly www.skinsupport.org.uk. Your GP can also provide access to free support from services such as IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) and your secondary care doctor might also be able to provide you with access to a clinical psychologist. Psychological support can't get rid of the condition of course, but it can help with managing the impact, and it is well worth a try for this reason alone... Support can often be provided on a one to one basis or online.

Best wishes,

Andrew

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