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Oral steroids

For the treatment of hives or urticaria, antihistamines are the Mainstay of treatment. Sometimes, we do need higher doses of antihistamine to get the urticaria under control. Oral steroids can help control urticaria, but they are not an ideal long-term treatment due to their si...
6 Aug 2018
Thank you for your photo and question. From the photo, it appears you do have hives. If you have had it for 3 months, I would advise you to see a dermatologist for a consultation to investigate it further and get appropriate treatment. Firstly we will try to determine if there ...
6 Aug 2018
Sorry to hear that your child has developed hives after an episode of viral illness. I agree with Dr Colin Theng that a viral infection is most likely the trigger for this episode and antihistamines such as cetirizine would be the mainstay of treatment. I would usually optimis...
6 Aug 2018
Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune skin condition where the skin produces antibody against components of the skin (desmogleins) resulting in easy blistering of the skin. This condition usually requires a long period of oral immunosuppressive medications. If you are considering...
21 Jun 2018
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I’m sorry to hear about your bad skin condition. In life, its always a battle. We always have to weigh our odds in everything we do (or NOT do). Same goes for medication, our first pharmacology lecturer to “choose our poisons wisely”, and very apt indeed. ...
26 Jan 2018
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