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by Dr Andrew Thompson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: eczema, emollients, and intimacy
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: eczema, emollients, and intimacy

Many skin conditions can have an impact on intimacy and sex and sadly these issues ofton remain hidden because of feelings of embarrassment. I have provided information on one of the other posts about links to IAPT services and on talking therapies that may help you as an individual. However, it mig...
by Dr Andrew Thompson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Red raw face
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Red raw face

I agree with Alexandra, a talking therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or interpersonal therapy (IPT) might well be of assistance for improving both your mood and the scratching behaviour. There are several other types of therapy and counselling also available and these forms of suppo...
by Dr Andrew Thompson
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Diet & Lifestyle
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Diet & Lifestyle

This is a good question as lifestyle changes may certainly help with management of psoriasis and improve wellbeing. I think that there are a few studies looking into the use of motivational interviewing etc. going on at the moment, so if you're interested I'd recommend looking at the websites of the...
by Dr Andrew Thompson
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Psoriasis
Topic: Psoriasis help
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Psoriasis help

I'm not a dermatologist but a psychologist with a special interest in dermatology and I think from what you've said you would benefit from getting a full assessment from a dermatologist following having a consultation with your GP. There is lots on information available on the Psoriasis Associations...
by Dr Andrew Thompson
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Burns & Scars
Topic: Shingles scarring on face
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Shingles scarring on face

Dear John, There have been some good advice on physical management options provided by the other experts. However, it is not unusual for people living with a visible condition to on occasion find it effects their mood (although this is of course not always the case). Forgive me if this isn't the cas...
by Dr Andrew Thompson
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Burns & Scars
Topic: Scars
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Scars

Dear Emily, If you feel that the mark you describe is really impacting on your confidence or mood then you can find support tips from websites such as skinsupport.org.uk. Your GP can also refer you to a local health and wellbeing service or for counselling and this might help alongside seeking a cam...
by Dr Andrew Thompson
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Lichen Planus
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Lichen Planus

Dear Frances, I hope the dermatologist that you see is able to offer a medical treatment. LP can obviously be upsetting and has the potential to effect relationships and intimacy. If it does not fully respond to treatment or waxes and wanes over time you may feel that you need additional support in ...
by Dr Andrew Thompson
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Acne scarring
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: Acne scarring

Hello, Scarring left by acne can be distressing and it is possible if it affecting your mood for you to gain access to psychological support. The first thing to do is to talk to your GP. In some NHS areas there are dedicated psychological support services for people living with skin conditions. Some...
by Dr Andrew Thompson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: NF1
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: NF1

Hi I'm not sure about new medical treatments for NF1. However, there is support available to help you grow your confidence and manage any intrusive reactions from other people. A good starting place might be to visit the website of changing faces or possibly www.skinsupport.org.uk. Your GP can also ...
by Dr Andrew Thompson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: Any new treatments for nodular psoriasis/prurigo?
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Re: Any new treatments for nodular psoriasis/prurigo?

Hello, I'm afraid that I can't comment on medical treatments but there are new support services available to help people with skin conditions manage the impact and also manage some of the symptoms such as itch. The best starting point is to look at the websites of charities such as the psoriasis ass...
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