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Narrow Band Ultraviolet Light

Narrowband ultraviolet light is a form of phototherapy used for treating skin diseases. It refers to a specific wavelength of ultraviolet radiation from 311 to 312 nm. It is used to treat atopic eczema, vitiligo, pruritis, lichen planus, and early cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

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Can NB-UVB lamp be used for penile vitiligo?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently purchased an NB-UVB lamp for vitiligo and I wanted to know if it is safe enough to use on my penis. I have read that normally, you cover your penis from UVB lamp radiation but in my case, I have vitiligo on my penis. Also, should I put sunscreen before or after treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. Your genitalia or penis should remain covered during the procedure. Do not expose even if you have a vitiligo over there. Apply Tacrolimus ointment over that area but do not expose it to light or you will get a serious reaction. Yes, it is...  Read Full »

What can be done for my skin disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I had red, scaly patches all over my body. I consulted a doctor and he said it as Pityriasis rosea. I took treatment for a month, but I guess they are enlarged. Now, I have completely stopped medicines. I took Averzine 25, L-Cet 5 mg, applied Propynate, Clobivax and Galderma. Another d...  Read Full »


Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your investigation reports and they are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have seen your images and it is psoriasis only. Yes, a skin biopsy should be done to have documentation for the future. It is a very small procedure. The...  Read Full »

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