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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Polymorphous Light Eruption

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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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Dr. John Chiu
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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

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Treatment and prevention of fixed drug eruption (fde)?

Treatment and prevention of fixed drug eruption (fde)?

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

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Can polymorphic light eruption treatment give you lupus?

Can polymorphic light eruption treatment give you lupus?

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

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What is best treatment for delayed teeth eruption?

What is best treatment for delayed teeth eruption?

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

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What is best treatment for delayed tooth eruption?

What is best treatment for delayed tooth eruption?

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

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Pimple-like eruption on my second toe - synovial fluid? Previously treated with steroid injection - it's back - treatment?

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

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What is the treatment for herpatic eruptions on back and mid axilary line with burning pain?

What is the treatment for herpatic eruptions on back and mid axilary line with burning pain?

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

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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?

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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Can you recommend a treatment for a rash from the beach?

Can you recommend a treatment for a rash from the beach?

Not without knowing: More. Do you have a sunburn? Sand flea bites? welts? etc.?? ...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.

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

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Wild. Parsnip rash what is the treatment?

Wild. Parsnip rash what is the treatment?

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

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What’s the best treatment for drool rash?

What’s the best treatment for drool rash?

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

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Will a rash caused by syphilis itch and how long will it stay without treatment?

It can.: An itchy rash can occur in syphilis, typically in its secondary form. It can be on the pal of the hands, and is contagious. Diagnosis and treatment is very important- this usually involves one intramuscular dose of benzathine penicillin. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more