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Search found 25 matches
by professor andrew r thompson
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: BSF - Eczema
Topic: Itchy eczema
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Itchy eczema

Dear Paul, Itch can be very frustrating and trigger stress and of course scratching. This can set up vicious cycles of itch-stress & scratching-inflammation/skin damage-itch..... scratching can in some cases also become a habit and occur when there is minimal or lower levels of itch. There's a n...
by professor andrew r thompson
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Expert clinic on general skin conditions
Topic: Psoriasis and stress
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

Re: Psoriasis and stress

Thank you for raising this issue. Stress is very common and is well known to play a role is psoriasis. Stress typically occurs when we experience a sense that we're beginning to become unable to manage the internal or external demands placed upon us. These demands can of course be anything from work...
by professor andrew r thompson
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: BSF Expert clinic on hair loss/alopecia
Topic: Potential causes of hair loss
Replies: 2
Views: 5476

Re: Potential causes of hair loss

Thank you for your question. Our recent research that examined primary care records indicates that a significant minority of people with alopecia have pre-existing psychological distress prior to developing alopecia, and in addition a significant minority go on to develop psychological distress for ...
by professor andrew r thompson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Chronic undiagnosed lesions
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

Re: Chronic undiagnosed lesions

Hello I'm sorry to hear of your frustration on getting a diagnosis and treatment for your condition. We tend to recommend that in situations where there has not been a clear diagnosis it is worth providing comprehensive assessment. This would normally include full physical and psychological assesmen...
by professor andrew r thompson
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Extreme Psoriasis on knees and elbows
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Extreme Psoriasis on knees and elbows

Hello, Feelings of embarrassment are known to be associated with psoriasis. As well as exploring new medical treatments it is important to keep an eye on the psychological impact of this longterm condition. Partners and loved ones play a crucial role in providing comfort and support. Do consider vis...
by professor andrew r thompson
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Acne
Topic: Acne Scars
Replies: 2
Views: 1805

Re: Acne Scars

Hello I'm sorry to hear that acne scarring is affecting your wellbeing. There may well be additional medical options for you to explore, so do consider approaching your GP and sharing further information on this website if requested by the contributing experts. Support from organisations such as Cha...
by professor andrew r thompson
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Acne
Topic: Acne
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Acne

Hello The longstanding impact of acne is ofton overlooked and it is important to be open with your GP and dermatologist that you are feeling 'at your wits end'. It can be difficult to take the plunge in sharing the impact of acne, especially when medical consultations are currently being conducted r...
by professor andrew r thompson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Urticaria + lesions + dry skin on neck like sunburn
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Re: Urticaria + lesions + dry skin on neck like sunburn

I'm afraid that I'm unable to comment on the medications that you are taking. Your post does not indicate whether or not you have been offered or tried any form of psychological therapy. Talking therapies can be very useful in helping to cope with long-term health conditions and it might be worth co...
by professor andrew r thompson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Mental health and psoriasis
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Mental health and psoriasis

We all understand that the current pandemic and lockdown is causing stress. Reducing stress may be achieved by the use of various simple relaxation exercises etc. There is an excellent source of free audio files at freemindfulness.org. Exercise and planned activity and simply catching-up with friend...
by professor andrew r thompson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Hyperpigmentation
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: Hyperpigmentation

It is not unusal for changes in skin appearance to detrimentally affect our wellbeing. The website skinsupport.org.uk has some tips on improving wellbeing. This website was developed by a varierty of experts and is hosted by the British Association of Dermatologists. The charity Changing Faces also ...
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