What is it? Azathioprine is an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant medication. It can be used to treat inflammatory conditions such as severe eczema. Azathioprine is a “steroid-sparing agent” which means it is used instead of corticosteroid tablets to avoid their long-term side effects. How Does It Work? The function of white blood cells is to fight […]

Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy

What is it? Also known as … Eczema in Pregnancy, Prurigo of Pregnancy, Pruritic Folliculitis of Pregnancy, Papular Dermatoses of Pregnancy What is Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy? The term “Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy” (AEP) groups together a number of conditions with similar features. AEP is the most common of the pregnancy dermatoses (incidence 1:300-3000).  Affected […]

Aphthous Ulcers

What is it? Also known as … Apthae, Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS), Recurrent Oral Aphthae, Mikulicz Ulcers, Sutton’s Ulcer, Periadenitis Mucosa Necrotica Recurrens (PMNR), Canker Sores, simple or complex Aphthosis, Non-sexually Acquired Genital Ulceration (NSGU) What are Aphthous Ulcers? Aphthous Ulcers are a common problem with a higher prevalence in high socio-economic areas. They occur […]