Oral Treatment

Tetracyclines

Sunday, November 29th, 2009




Your doctor has prescribed a tetracycline for you: common tetracyclline include: Tetracycline Minocycline Doxycyline What are tetracyclines used for? Tetracyclines are used to treat infections. They are also used for the treatment of acne by suppressing the growth of the acne bacteria and decreasing the inflammation caused by the bacteria. How should I take tetracyclines? […]

Oral Steroids

Sunday, November 29th, 2009




Oral Steroids Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Your doctor has just prescribed an oral steroid for you. What are steroids used for? Steroids are similar to the natural hormones produced in the body and are often used to supplement them to help your body fight against certain illness. They are used to relieve […]

Oral psoralen (methoxsalen)

Sunday, November 29th, 2009




Your doctor has prescribed methoxsalen for you. It is also known as meladinine. What is methoxsalen used for? Methoxsalen belongs to a group of medicines called psoralens. Methoxsalen increases your skin’s sensitivity to high intensity long wave ultraviolet light (UVA). It is used together with ultraviolet light in a treatment called PUVA to treat psoriasis […]

Methotrexate

Sunday, November 29th, 2009




Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Your doctor has just prescribed methotrexate for you. What is methotrexate used for? Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat psoriasis. It is also used for many other diseases In Psoriasis, your skin cells grow and mature too rapidly, resulting in elevated, red plaques covered by dry silvery […]

Oral Isotretinoin

Sunday, November 29th, 2009




Your doctor has prescribed oral isotretinoin for use. What is isotretinoin used for? Isotretinoin is used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other acne medicines. It reduces the oil gland activity and clears inflammation. How should I take isotretinoin? Isotretinoin is available in the form of capsules. Take this medicine as directed […]

Antihistamines

Sunday, November 29th, 2009




Your doctor has just prescribed an antihistamine for you. It may be one of the following (list not complete): Sedative antihistamines Buclizine Chlorpheniramine Cyproheptadine Hydroxyzine Mebhydrolin Promethazine Oxatomide Less-Sedative Antihistamines Acrivastine Astemizole Cetirizine Loratadine Terfenadine Levocetirizine Desloratadine What are antihistamines used for? Antihistamines are used to relieve itch, redness and swelling in some skin conditions […]

Oral antifungals

Sunday, November 29th, 2009




Oral antifungals Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Your doctor has just prescribed an oral antifungal medication for you. What are antifungals used for? Antifungals are used to treat infections caused by fungus. These organisms can infect the skin, scalp, finger nails, toe nails, vagina and the intestinal tract. When the infection affects the […]

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

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