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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