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Livedo Reticularis Treatment
Psychopharmacologic medications might be useful to help with the core behavioral/environmental interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders. Psychopharmacologic medications do not treat autism itself and should be considered only after educational and behavioral interventions are underway. Medications should be used to target specific symptoms, and the symptoms should be measured over time to monitor whether the treatments are worthwhile. Children with autism spectrum disorders are more sensitive to these medicines and more likely to have side effects than other children. Parents should know that many of these medications are being used off-label (at this time, only_risperidone_and_aripiprazole_are approved by the FDA for use in children ...Read more
Livedoid vasculopath: Livedoid vasculopathy, or livedoid vasculitis, is a hyalinizing vascular disease in which there is thrombosis and ulceration of the lower extremities. It can produce a dermatologic finding termed atrophie blanche . Livedoid vasculopathy is a distinct condition that is not usually the result of other diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: Raynaud's is spasm of blood vessel with cold or stress leading to white (most important color change) as well as red and blue. Classicially it occurs in the fingers, but also can involve the feet or internal arteries. Livedo is a mottled reticulated vascular pattern that appears like a lace-like purplish discoloration of the lower extremities due swelling of medium veins. The causes can be many. ...Read more
Mucosal rash: This is inflammation of the mucous membranes that hugs underside of epidermis=lichenoid. Perivasculitis=inflammation around blood vessels. In mouth, can be lichen planus, lichenoid drug or allergic contact reaction, autoimmune diseases & others. Even canker sores. Direct immunofluorescence biopsy to tell which. In vulva, can also be lichen sclerosus. Some have risk of mouth cancer. Get diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does infectious disease specialist treat or study systemic scleroderma. Undifferentied diffuse connective tissue disease,raynauds?
No: these are generally dealt with by rheumatologists. Good luck. ...Read more
Less sun, some Rx: Sun protection, topical steroids, avoidance of any drug which may have provoked the dle. If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesions or topical calcineurin inhibitors. If still no better in 2-4 more weeks, oral hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medication. There are even further treatment for refractory cases but the above usually works. ...Read more
S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues it is treated with steroids and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds, avoid sun and wear protective clothing. Cytotoxic drugs if you do not respond to cortico steroids cytotoxics have side effects need to be monit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: There have been a few reports of HIV patients with this illness which has come and gone as HIV levels change. It's quite common and by no means indicates you are infected. Savvy "health care consumers" get checked for HIV from time to time even if they're not doing risky things. Go ahead. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: The ulceration with associated livedo reticularis is generally the result of poor arterial circulation, and this implies that the blockage in the arteries are already present. Seek medical evaluation and treatment for this. Vasculitis can cause similar changes, and do the same for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No sun, some Rx: Sun protection, topical steroids. If no better in 2-4 weeks, cortisone injections into the lesions or topical calcineurin inhibitors. If still no better in 2-4 more weeks, oral hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medication. There are even further treatment for refractory cases but the above usually works. ...Read more
Keep open: Treatment is directed toward keeping the blood vessels open with blood thinners or rx to increase circulation. Livedoid vasculopathy is a skin condition usually found in young to middle aged women. Blood vessels become plugged, usually in the lower extremities, and ulcerations can develop. ...Read more
No: They are distinctly separate disorders.Get a more detailed answer ›
Melasma is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. Treatments may include: * Creams containing a combination of tretinoin, kojic acid, and azelaic acid have been shown to improve the appearance of melasma. * Your doctor may recommend chemical peels or topical steroid creams. * In severe cases, laser treatments can be used to ...Read more
Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery ...Read more
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