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Dr. Keith March
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Methoxsalen (Overview)

Methoxsalen is a cancer agent.


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Is it safe to use methoxsalen topical for treating vitiligo in children?

Is it safe to use methoxsalen topical for treating vitiligo in children?

No: It is easy to burn with topical methoxaslen and it is better to use narrow band uvb or excimer laser alone. ...Read more

Dr. Keith March
34 doctors shared insights

Methoxsalen (Overview)

Methoxsalen is a cancer agent.


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About to start using methoxsalen (should i?) for vitiligo, what can I do about nausea, it's intolerable.

About to start using methoxsalen (should i?) for vitiligo, what can I do about nausea, it's intolerable.

Call the doctor: Call the prescribing doctor and inform them of this side effect. They might consider changing the dosing or schedule, adding an anti-nausea medication or switching completely. Call the doc! ...Read more

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What should I do if my skin burned after using melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

What should I do if my skin burned after using melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Chemical Skin Burn: STOP using that solution immediately! Next apply aquafor ointment. Tham seek in person medical evaluation via Telemedicine or Urgent Care or Family Med doc... ...Read more

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Is it safe to use methoxsalen topical for treating vitiligo in children?

No: It is easy to burn with topical methoxaslen and it is better to use narrow band uvb or excimer laser alone. ...Read more

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About to start using methoxsalen (should i?) for vitiligo, what can I do about nausea, it's intolerable.

Call the doctor: Call the prescribing doctor and inform them of this side effect. They might consider changing the dosing or schedule, adding an anti-nausea medication or switching completely. Call the doc! ...Read more

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Experienced a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Experienced a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Stop methoxaslen: It is difficult to work with liquid without experiencing burns. Use prescition strength steroid cream to decrease inflammation and if tolerated a peeling cream such as urea or retin a (tretinoin) can help lighten darkened areas. Excimer laser is safer for treating vitiligo-see ramed.Com. ...Read more

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What can be done for a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

What can be done for a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Sucralfate: I recommend using sucralfate. There is a company, avene, that has this in an cream type form called "cicalfate". Speeds healing very nicely. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply methoxsalen topical solution for treating vitiligo for a 4 yr old?

No: The liquid is very difficult to use and it is very easy to burn. Narrow band uvb or excimer laser are better options. At 4 i prefer excimer laser along with optional Protopic ointment .03 per cent . The parent can hold child and there is no discomfort with laser treatments. ...Read more

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Hi doc i have vitiligo .my dr suggest me methoxsalen tablets with sunlight .is this good treatment for vitiligo.

Hi doc i have vitiligo .my dr suggest me methoxsalen tablets with sunlight .is this good treatment for vitiligo.

Dermatologist: This is recognized treatment for vitiligo which is an autoimmune disorder. A dermatologist is best qualified to explain treatment options to you. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone or methoxsalen lead to skin darkening?How?

Can betamethasone or methoxsalen lead to skin darkening?How?

Depends: Most topical steroids can be used to lighten skin as well as reduce scar height. It is not recommended to use any topical steroid for a prolonged period, since they have numerous side effects. Always best to see your physician for advice. ...Read more

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Hi Dr I have vitiligo .my Dr sugg me methoxsalen tab it cause me some itching on my hands n feet plz tell me what can I do?

See below: It's not possible to give specific advice on the basis of such limited information. The following websites should be helpful: http://bit.ly/2aZkxzz and http://bit.ly/2aZqQTy For more specific advice consider an online consultation with a Health Tap Concierge Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can i take GLUTATHIONE skin whitening pills with other medicines?I am using betamethasone & methoxsalen.

Can i take GLUTATHIONE skin whitening pills with other medicines?I am using betamethasone & methoxsalen.

Glutathione: Steroids are used for skin whitening, but if you are already taking betamethasone and methoxsalen, continued use of both should not be prolonged, and starting another steroid like glutathione can be harmful. Consult your healthcare provider for advice. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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