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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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

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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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