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What is posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy?

What is posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy?

Hereditary problem: This is a rare hereditary disease of the back layer of the cornea. It can be progressive in some patients and non-progressive in others. If the impact on vision is mild, nothing needs to be done. If it is severe, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best antihistamine for polymorphous light eruption?

What is the best antihistamine for polymorphous light eruption?

PMLE: If your pmle is severe, your dermatologist may recomend one of the following: short course of oral steroids e.g. To cover a summer holiday. Polypodium leucotomas (heliocare™) beta carotene. Hydroxychloroquine. Uvb or puva - a special form of ultraviolet treatment for several weeks in early spring. Antihistamines: oral antihistamines like Diphenhydramine (bendaryl®) have been used to treat hives an. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and now I have polymorphous light eruption and i've been told the 2 can be linked i'd like th know how they are?

I have hypothyroidism and now I have polymorphous  light eruption  and i've been  told the 2 can be linked i'd like th know how they are?

Both autoimmune?: I found one article (indian journal of dermatology 76:6, nov-dec 2010, pp. 704-5) reporting that patients who have pmle in guntur (a city in central india) are 3 times more likely to have hypothyroidism than those who don't. They speculated that the immune dysfunction that causes pmle may also be causing antibody generation in thyroid disease. Clearly, more research is needed. ...Read more

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Hello, I have polymorphous light eruption and was wondering if i take Claritin (loratadine) daily if that would be unhealthy on my body to prevent an outbreak?

Hello, I have polymorphous light eruption and was wondering if i take Claritin (loratadine) daily if that would be unhealthy on my body to prevent an outbreak?

No, but: Daily Claritin (loratadine) should be safe to take, but i don't know if it would help ple; this is a type IV reaction, usually, which does not involve histamine release. ...Read more