PUVA is the short form of a combination of treatments to treat severe skin diseases like vitiligo, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc. The PUVA or photochemotherapy includes Psoralens and UVA (long-wave ultraviolet radiation) exposure. PUVA therapy is available in oral and topical forms. Psoralens is a plant compound which are taken as capsules or applied as gels and lotions followed by UVA lamp exposure.
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How is vitiligo on lips treated?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has vitiligo on her lower lip. It came to our notice this year, and we consulted a doctor immediately. The doctor gave Dicaris 150 mg to be taken on the weekends of every week for four months. She finished 32 Dicaris tablets so far. She also used Melbild lotion at night and s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you going at length in explaining me the exact medicine regimen. You are well in time and not late, so do not worry. I normally give tablet Azathioprine taking into consideration the weight factor. After the stabilization has been achieved in about a coupl... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have ringworm in my thigh area for the last four months. It is itching very badly. What shall do to get it cured completely? My age is 42 and my weight is 82 kg. I am currently on Terbinafine 250 mg, Candiforce 100 mg and Clocip powder. Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ringworm infection in the groin is known as tinea cruris. It is a recurrent fungal infection. Please let me know whether you have diabetes. Are you on steroids for any reason? Does any other family member have the same infection? Do you have intense pruritus ... Read Full »