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Treatment For Polymorphous Light Eruption
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™)
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
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
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?
I have polymorphous light eruption (PMLE) I was wondering if someone could give me some ideas for the sever itching I itch most at night while asleep.
Drug avoidance and:
Symptomatic treatment. Prevention is obviously by avoiding the offending drug. Usually alternatives are available. Treatment is for control of symptoms. See this site for more information in this issue.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1336702-overview. ...Read more
PMLE: The exact cause of polymorphous light eruption isn't well understood. The rash appears in people who have developed a sensitivity to ultraviolet (uv) radiation from the sun or other sources, such as tanning beds or tanning lamps. This sensitivity results in sunlight-induced immune system activity that produces inflammation and a rash. No patients with pmle have progressed to lupus. ...Read more
Patience: Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time. ...Read more
Depends: If you are asking about a baby, the best treatment is it wait. If you are asking about someone older, you should see a dentist to make sure the teeth are there and to make sure nothing is stopping them from erupting. ...Read more
Pimple-like eruption on my second toe - synovial fluid? Previously treated with steroid injection - it's back - treatment?
Sounds like: A mucous cyst. These are small cysts over a joint which is filled with synovial or joint fluid. Steroid injections may help. In recurring or painful ones, sometimes surgery which includes addressing the affected joint is necessary. See Podiatrist for examination and discussion. ...Read more
Herpes Zoster (HZ): Symptomatic treatment with analgesics is recommended when the course of the disease is uncomplicated and there is little or no pain. However, for most cases of acute HZ the use of antiviral therapy (acyclovir, Famciclovir or valacyclovir), is recommended to prevent postherpetic neuralgia, a dreaded and extremely painful complication of HZ. ...Read more
A 22 years old male having herpatic eruptions on back and mid axilary line with burning pain what is treatment?
Shingles: Sounds like shingles. May need to speak with your doctor to get on the right medicine. ...Read more
I'm a teenager & I traveled extensively throughout the world. The past 6 months I've had a rash. Over the counter treatment doesn't work. What now?
Rash: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without some visuals, at least in pictures if not in person. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. Alternatively, you can try Healthtap Prime and upload some photos. ...Read more
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I have a rash on my back in the shapes of little circles. Trying to figure out what it is and treatment for it.
Dermatitis: For rashes you need to give a very good description such as is the rash red or pink is it raised or flat. Spreading itchy or painful. How long have you had the rash. Really need more information seems to be only on the back so could be just a self limiting rash. Give more information please ...Read more
Like burn treatment: The juice of wild parsnip in contact with skin in the presence of sunlight can cause rash, blistering, and discoloration (phytophotodermatitis). This is not an actual allergic reaction, but more like a burn. Treatment is by protecting the area to decrease the chances of infection, and using meds like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for pain and inflammation. Doctors may recommend otc Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more
Keep dry, cortisone.: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with mollscum recently and have been getting treatment but saw a different type of rash this morning, worried its herpes?
Rash: I would need more information and a picture to help assess this. ...Read more
Heat Rash Treatment: Since heat rash is essentially a sensitization reaction to "heat" the choice of treatment is to allow the natural healing of the skin and an avoidance of further exacerbations (more sun, scratching, chemicals, etc) common treatments involve mild cortisone or other corticosteroid creams, cool environment, and avoidance of tight or occlusive clothing articles. Goes away on its own even doing nothing. ...Read more
Time: It can take up to six weeks for the rash to resolve. It rarely recurs, does not scar and does not lead to anything else. An anti-itch bland lotion can help (e.g. Sarna). If you have a rash on your hands/feet, see your doctor because syphilis can be mistaken for pityriasis. Untreated, secondary syphilis can go underground, appear to resolve and cause much worse trouble. ...Read more
Difficult to know: Without a pictureGet a more detailed answer ›
Nothing: Babies get several skin rashes (their skin is very delicate and reacts to everything). The little pimples on the face will go away without any treatment. Wash his face with plain water, no soap, and don't use any creams or medicines on his face, unless your doctor recommends them. ...Read more