Lichfield Skincare

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Skin Rashes/Skin Lesions and Vulval Problems

Skin Rashes / 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.

 Psoriasis, Rosacea

Some of the more common skin complaints include:
Acne
Drug Reactions
Eczema
Hair Loss
Itchy Skin
Psoriasis
Rosacea
Skin Cancers
Urticaria

Basal Cell Skin Cancer, Alopecia

Vulval Disorders
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).

Allergy Testing
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 Tests
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.

Skin Prick Testing, Urticaria

Patch Tests
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.

Patch Testing, Hand Eczema

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Patient Information Leaflets
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Skin Rashes, Skin Lesions, Allergy Testing and Vulval Clinics close to Burntwood, Burton, Cannock, Rugeley, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and Walsall.