Rashes/Skin Lesions and Vulval Problems
/ Skin lesions
The majority of skin rashes and skin lesions are treated by GPs, without
the need to see a specialist doctor. However, a private dermatology appointment
is useful where there is difficulty in making the diagnosis, or if the
skin complaint is not responding satisfactorily to treatment.
Dr Anne Ward has
over 25 years’ experience in treating all types of skin, hair and
nail problems in both adults and children. Appointments can be easily
booked by phoning the clinic, and a short waiting time means that treatment
can be started quickly, before the problem gets out of control.
Some of the more
common skin complaints include:
Skin Cancer, Alopecia
Dr Anne Ward has specialist training in the management of vulval conditions
including Lichen Sclerosus, Lichen Planus and Vulval Pain Syndromes. Many
ladies have vulval problems which can interfere with daily life and cause
problems with intimacy. It can cause a strain on relationships. Often
ladies are too embarrassed to ask for help, or just assume that it is
all part of “normal ageing” or the menopause.
Dr Anne Ward works
closely with local gynaecologists to provide a comprehensive specialist
vulval service. She is a member of the British Society for the Study of
Vulval Disease (BSSVD).
Allergies can affect the skin in several ways, ranging from Urticaria
with widespread itchy wheals and hives to patches of dry scaling skin
or a flare up of Atopic Eczema. Lichfield Skincare can test for Allergies,
using Skin Prick Tests, Patch Testing and Blood Tests. Dr Anne Ward is
a member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI).
Skin Prick Testing is useful to test for Allergies to Pets, Grass, Pollen,
Trees, House Dust Mite and Moulds. Prick Testing may also help to diagnose
Food Allergies. Prick Testing involves one visit to the clinic. Drops
are placed on the inner forearm and the skin is gently scratched. An Allergic
Reaction shows up as a raised, red itchy hive.
Patch Testing is used to investigate whether eczema or skin rashes are
allergic in nature. This is called Contact Allergic Dermatitis and is
more common where the eczema or skin rash doesn’t respond properly
to treatment, if it develops suddenly, or if it affects unusual places.
It is also recommended for people with chronic hand eczema.
Patch Testing involves
3 visits to the clinic in one week (e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday). At
the first visit, Patch Tests are taped on to the back and left on for
48 hours. The skin is examined when the Patch Tests are removed and again
at the third visit. A positive reaction shows up as an itchy red reaction.
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