Jeffrey W. Scales, MD
Location and Office HoursNorth Carolina Center for Dermatology
6216 Fayetteville Rd Ste 102
Durham, NC 27713
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- Durham Regional Hospital
What should I know about treatments with the drug psoralen?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredPsoralen is a type of medication that is used to treat certain skin disorders, including vitiligo, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. Doctors usually give patients psoralen in combination with light treatments. Psoralen is applied directly to the skin or taken as a pill. Using psoralen in combination with light therapy may increase the risk for severe sunburns, skin cancer, eye damage, nausea, and other side effects.
What can a doctor do for stretch marks?
The best approaches to treating stretch marks currently are with the use of lasers. These lasers tend to reduce the hyperpigmentation of the stretch marks and reduce the degree to which they are noticeable.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How can I avoid getting epidermolysis bullosa if it runs in my family?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredEpidermolysis bullosa is caused by flaws or mutations in certain genes. If you inherited one of these gene mutations from a parent, you could be at risk for epidermolysis bullosa. There are no steps you can take to lower your risk.
Epidermolysis bullosa causes the skin to blister as a result of minor injuries, among other symptoms. You can limit blistering by avoiding skin injuries. The skin inside the mouth can be affected by epidermolysis bullosa, so practice good oral hygiene.
See a dermatologist to learn about other strategies you can use to manage epidermolysis bullosa.
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