Skin condition

Do you have a question related to a skin condition that doesn't fit in any of the other boards? Perhaps you're living with vitiligo, ichthyosis, hyperhidrosis or something else we've not covered? Your questions and discussions can be posted here.

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krakowska
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by krakowska on Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:27 pm

Skin condition

Good afternoon i have problem with spots on my chest ,back ,arms ,sometimes on my neck ans skalp i am not sure if its same condition on my skalp,basically,i have them for about 2 years now ,on my arms about 10 years, nothing works ,i have seen gp few times ,they prescribed something ,never worked ,what i notice u can,t pop them straight away i take about 1-2 weeks when u can ,not always ,they like underskin
Would be so happy if u can help me i cant even wear clothes i want
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Julie Van Onselen
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by Julie Van Onselen on Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:09 pm

Re: Skin condition

I am sorry to hear you are having a difficult time with your skin. It is really hard to help you with advice and support without knowing your diagnosis. Has your GP told you what your skin condition is? What treatments have been prescribed? Please do post a new reply and we will try to help you.
Julie Van Onselen
Independent Dermatology Nurse
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Batgirl
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by Batgirl on Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:01 pm

Re: Skin condition

Hi, I am wondering if this is Keratosis pilaris, I've had it all my life - the little spots have hard lumps under the skin which normal exfoliating scrubs don't touch. I think this is what I have this on the backs of my arms & shoulders - it always seems to get worse in the Summer & is a nuisance because it makes me too self-conscious to wear sleeveless clothes. I've recently been trying a product called Ameliorate which is a Lactic Acid/Urea-based moisturiser, it seems to be working slowly but smells horrible so puts me off using it as much as you are supposed to, twice a day. Any suggestions gratefully received!

krakowska
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by krakowska on Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:42 am

Re: Skin condition

Thank you for your reply ,unfortunately i dont know whats that neither gp ,they prescribed something never worked ,they prescribed like a liquid with stick for inflammation of follicle,really dont know whats that ,maybe oily dandruff,i ask to be refered to see dermatologist ,waiting time 12 months or more its ridiculous :( ,would be very happy if u could help me ,ps i cant upload pictures in here for some reason

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Dr Anton Alexandroff
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by Dr Anton Alexandroff on Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:14 pm

Re: Skin condition

Hello Batgirl,

yes keratosis pilaris is very common. Urea based moisturisers can be helpful. Retinoid based topicals (e.g. adapalene gel) can also be helpful. It might be worth asking your GP or seeing a dermatologist. You can also read more about KP and available treatments on website www.alexandroff.org.uk

I hope this might be of help.

with very best wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff CCT(Dermatol) FRCP(UK) FAAD FRSM
Consultant Dermatologist and Senior Lecturer
Member of British Association of Dermatologists
De Montfort University, Leicester Spire Hospital, Leicester Nuffield Health Hospital, Bedford BMI Manor Hospital
www.alexandroff.org.uk
Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (Derm), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

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Dr Anton Alexandroff
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by Dr Anton Alexandroff on Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:20 pm

Re: Skin condition

Dear Krakowska,

I am so sorry to hear about your skin problem. It can be difficult to photograph skin conditions and it is more difficult to make a diagnosis on photographs comparing to seeing a patient in person, but I still wonder if you might like to upload your images. Of course you have to understand that anybody could see your images and any advice given.

I hope this might be of help.

with very best wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff CCT(Dermatol) FRCP(UK) FAAD FRSM
Consultant Dermatologist and Senior Lecturer
Member of British Association of Dermatologists
De Montfort University, Leicester Spire Hospital, Leicester Nuffield Health Hospital, Bedford BMI Manor Hospital
www.alexandroff.org.uk
Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (Derm), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/on ... ndroff.php

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