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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

Dr. Keith March
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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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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

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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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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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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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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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