Anton Alexandroff

CONSULTANT DERMATOLOGIST

Twitter @your_skin_dr

USEFUL LINKS FOR PATIENTS AND PUBLIC


Patient Information Leaflets - British Association of Dermatologists


Skin conditions and their treatment - the New Zealand Dermatological Society


Common skin conditions - Live Well - NHS Choices


Useful information selected by Dr Alexandroff (including Diphencyprone (DCP) topical immunotherapy treatment for Alopecia  Areata patient information booklet)



PATIENT INFORMATION ABOUT MORE SPECIFIC CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS    


1. COMMON AND INFLAMMATORY SKIN CONDITIONS:


◦ Acne (pimples, spots or zits, also see treatments below) Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. 

  It is especially common in teenage years and causes spots, usually on the face, back and chest.


  http://www.dermnetnz.org/acne/acne-vulgaris.html


◦ Alopecia (hair loss, see also treatments below) Alopecia or hair loss is extremely common. There are a few types of alopecia.  

  Different types of alopecia are caused by various causes and should be treated differently. 


  A book about Alopecia Areata treatment with diphencyprone therapy (diphenylcyclopropenone, DPCP) - is available on iPad/

  iBook (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/successful-treatment-alopecia/id1070028238) and on amazon 

  (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019NXMS2W). 


  More information about various types of alopecia:


  http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/hair-loss.html

  http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/female-pattern-hairloss.html

  http://www.dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/pattern-balding.html

  http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/alopecia-areata.html    

  http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/frontal-fibrosing-alopecia.html

  http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/telogen-effluvium.html


◦ Boils in skin fold areas (hidradenitis suppurativa)

   http://dermnetnz.org/acne/hidradenitis-suppurativa.html


◦ Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/chondrodermatitis.html


◦ Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (Mycosis fungoides)

   http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/patient-information-leaflets/mycosis-fungoides


◦ Eczema (Dermatitis, also see treatments below)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/dermatitis.html


◦ Haemangioma or angioma

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/vascular/angioma.html


◦ Moles (benign moles, naevi, nevi)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/moles.html


◦ Psoriasis (also see treatments below)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/scaly/psoriasis.html


◦ Pyogenic granuloma

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/vascular/pyogenic-granuloma.html


◦ Seborrheic keratosis

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/seborrhoeic-keratosis.html


◦ Sweating (excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, also see below)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/hyperhidrosis.html


◦ Urticaria (hives, also see treatments below)

   http://dermnetnz.org/reactions/urticaria.html


◦ Viral warts (verrucas, also see diphencyprone in treatments below)

   http://dermnetnz.org/viral/viral-warts.html


◦ Vitiligo (also see treatments below)

   http://dermnetnz.org/colour/vitiligo.html


2. PRECANCEROUS LESION AND SKIN CANCERS: 


◦ Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/solar-keratoses.html


◦ Basal cell carcinoma

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/basal-cell-carcinoma.html


◦ Melanoma (cancerous mole)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/melanoma.html


◦ Squamous cell carcinoma

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/squamous-cell-carcinoma.html


3. COMMON AND EXPERT DERMATOLOGY TREATMENTS AND INVESTIGATIONS:


◦ Acitretin

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/acitretin.html


◦ Aldara (Imiquimod, Zyclara)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/treatments/imiquimod.html


◦ Alitretinoin (Toctino)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/treatments/alitretinoin.html


◦ Azathioprine

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/azathioprine.html


◦ Biologics for psoriasis

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/biologics.html


◦ Biopsy (skin biopsy)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/procedures/biopsy.html


◦ Botox (Botulinum toxin)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/procedures/botox.html


◦ Cyclosporin

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/cyclosporin.html


◦ Day Light PDT (Day Light Photodynamic Therapy - new gentle but effective PDT using simple day light)

   https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/methyl-aminolevulinate-photodynamic-therapy


◦ Diphencyprone immunotherapy (also known as DCP, Diphenylcyclopropenone or DPCP) for alopecia and/or viral warts 

(verruca)

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/diphencyprone.html


◦ Dermoscopy (microscope skin examination without biopsy)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/procedures/dermoscopy.html


◦ Efracea for rosacea (new treatment for inflammatory, spots and pustules rosacea)

   http://rosacea-support.org/efracea-is-the-uk-version-of-oracea.html


◦ Efudix cream (5-Fluorouracil)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/treatments/5-fluorouracil.html


◦ Epiduo gel for acne

   http://www.epiduo.com/default.aspx


◦ Etrivex shampoo for scalp conditions

   http://www.etrivex.co.uk/mainpage.html


◦ Hand care advice

   http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/patient-information-leaflets/hand-dermatitis-how-to-care-for-your-hands/


◦ Hydroxychloroquine

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/hydroxychloroquine.html


◦ Isotretinoin (Roacutane)

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/treatments/isotretinoin.html


◦ Methotrexate

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/methotrexate.html


◦ Mirvaso gel for flushing rosacea (red face/flushing rosacea)

   http://mirvaso.com

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/brimonidine.html


◦ Omalizumab (Xolair, biologic for urticarial

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/treatments/omalizumab.html


◦ Otezla (Apremilast)

   https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/apremilast/


◦ PDT (conventional photodynamic therapy)

   https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/photodynamic-therapy


◦ Phototherapy (UVB phototherapy)

   http://dermnetnz.org/procedures/narrowband-uvb.html


◦ Picato gel (ingenol mebutate) 

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/ingenol-mebutate.html


◦ Pimecrolimus cream (Elidel) 

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/pimecrolimus.html


◦ Propantheline, glycopyrrolate and other medications for excessive sweating

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/treatments/anticholinergics.html


◦ Sun protection advice

   http://www.dermnetnz.org/treatments/sun-protection.html


◦ Tacrolimus ointment (Protopic) 

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/tacrolimus.html


◦ Topical steroids (topical corticosteroids, see also tacrolimus and pimecrolimus)

   http://dermnetnz.org/treatments/topical-steroids.html






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