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What is a cure for macular amyloidosis?

What is a cure for macular amyloidosis?

No scratching: Try using topical corticosteroids or topical capsacin cream to the area where you have macular amyloidosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

Amyloid is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid is deposited onto normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, or heart, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more


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How can darknesses in my hands and bach caused by macular amyloidosis be cured?Whats other simptoms of this disease?Whats the cause?

Amyloidosis: This is caused by a deposit of an abnormal protein. This is a chronic condition. The treatments are to relieve symptoms but are not a cure. This site provides some information. http://www.dermnetnz.org/systemic/amyloidosis.html. ...Read more

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Is microdermabrasion is helpfull in macular amyloidosis as friction may make it worse. should i go for microdermabrasion?

Dermatologist: Macular amyloidosis is a condition without clear cause, and treatments are aimed at relieving symptoms of itchiness and improving cosmetic appearance. Dermabrasion has been used, but does not cure the problem, which may recur. The specific treatment best for you can be recommended by an experienced dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi..Can u tell me any home remedies to get rid of itching due to macular amyloidosis.....Its unbeatable even after taking anyihistamins...

Hi..Can u tell me any home remedies to get rid of itching due to macular amyloidosis.....Its unbeatable even after taking anyihistamins...

Macular amyloidosis: Sedating antihistamines can be moderately effective.Topical and intralesional steroids may provide some relief if used with other treatments.Other treatments tried include topical dimethyl sulfoxide (dmso) and phototherapy (uvb) or puva).Surgical treatment to remove amyloid deposits includes laser vaporization, dermabrasion, and excision of individual lesions. However, in most cases lesions recur. ...Read more

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Itching is unbearable coz of macular amyloidosis...Feel like to scratch with knife....Can u suggest any simple remedy or home remedy for the same plz.

Itching is unbearable coz of macular amyloidosis...Feel like to scratch with knife....Can u suggest any simple remedy or home remedy for the same plz.

Sorry, no simple rem: Sorry, but there are no simple remedies for a condition like macular amyloidosis (which I assume was confirmed by skin biopsy). You're right to avoid irritation. Also, Benadryl & similar medications can help with the itching. Beyond that, see a dermatologist for UV light therapy or laser therapy. Microdermabrasion won't work, will only make it worse. Lastly, steroid injections can be tried. GL! ...Read more

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Kindly help me regarding cutaneous macular amyloidosis treatmnt .. Its spreading...Age 25 yrs ..Previous history of acne for many years?

Kindly help me regarding cutaneous macular amyloidosis treatmnt .. Its spreading...Age 25 yrs ..Previous history of acne for many years?

Skin lesions: The treatment is focused on relieving itch. Sedating antihistamines can be moderately effective. Topical and intralesional steroids may provide some relief if used with other treatments. Other treatments tried include topical dimethyl sulfoxide (dmso) and phototherapy (uvb) or puva). Surgical treatment to remove amyloid deposits includes laser vaporization, dermabrasion, and excision. ...Read more

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Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis .? Can it spread ?

Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis .? Can it spread ?

Good prognosis: Macular amyloidosis is a local proliferation on the skin usually on the trunk as you have. It never spreads too much or into the blood. The treatment may be as simple as temovate (clobetasol) ointment twice daily to local cortisone injections, local liquid nitrogen, dermabrasion or laser treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. is there any risk of dementing process in cutaneus amyloidosis? The risk of having amyloud bodies in CNS? Im 49 with a 20 years hx of macular amyloidosis and now worried about dementia. Thanks

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is there any risk of dementing process in cutaneus amyloidosis? The risk of having amyloud bodies in CNS? Im 49 with a 20 years hx of macular amyloidosis and now worried about dementia. Thanks

Not necessarily: We are comparing apples and oranges. The deposition of amyloid in the central nervous system involves cholesterol transporting systems, and the soluble amyloid may well be far more toxic. Furthermore, the greater issue is the effect of neurofibrillary tangles on the neuron, which may or may not be a downstream effect. So, do not worry, your risk is likely similar to those with no amyloid hx. ...Read more