Check Drug History Stop NSAIDs – including Difflam mouthwash (Benzydamine) Stop any other offending drugs 2 x 4mm punch biopsy – one for H+E (lesional in formalin) and one for IMF (perilesional in Michel’s transport media) Eyes – Urgent Ophthalmology review – need to prevent pseudomembrane formation Mouth ENT/Oral Medicine review. Betnesol 500mcg dissolved in ..

Read more

– Affects scrotum (approx 10% of men over the age of 50) or vulva – Look like haemangiomas – can present with bleeding Investigations – Abdominal USS – Rule out abdominal masses – Testicular USS – Rule out varicocoele – Urine dip +/- urology referral to rule out urinary tract tumours – Consider alpha-galactosidase enzyme testing ..

Read more

Check TFT’s, Free T3/T4, Thyroid autoantibodies   Treatment – Fexofenadine 180mg once daily – If not working then increase to 180mg twice daily – If not working then add in cetirizine 10mg once daily – If not working then add in montelukast 10mg once daily – If not working then add in ranitidine 150mg-300mg once ..

Read more

– Usually present in 20’s – ‘Burning’ sensation with UV exposure (usually UVA) Investigations – Diagnosis: porphyrin screen blood test (protect from light, send to reference lab e.g. Cardiff) – FBC, U+E, Ferritin, LFTs, gamma GT, Vitamin D level Treatment – Dundee total sunblock – Try antihistamine e.g. fexofenadine 180mg once daily – Course of ..

Read more

Congenital – Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquired – Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita – Pemphigoid – Pemphigus – Linear IgA – Oedema blisters – Infection – Bacterial / Viral – Lichen planus pemphigoides – Dermatitis herpetiformis   Workup – FBC – U+E – LFT – Immunoglobulins – Glucose – CRP – Pemphigus / Pemphigoid serology – TPMT level – ..

Read more

– Stuck on appearance – Warty, roughened or greasy surface – Well demarcated border – Usually from mid-late 30’s onwards – Can itch/be irritated Dermatoscopic features – Cerebriform surface – No pigment network – Comedone like openings – Milia like cysts – Hairpin vessels at periphery – Moth eaten border – ‘Fingerprint’ structures Treatment – ..

Read more