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Suffering from macular amylodosis. Having dark color stomach, chest. Treatment?

Am a female of 36 years old and have been suffering from macular amylodosis since i was 12 ,had tried the Colchisine for for month but was not working..had tried the chemical pealing T.C.A and gesner and was not good at all ..may be had increased the color.....I have it on my whole back very dark color on my tumy around the billy button and on my chest scared of being marrid coz every thingis not working So please doctor i need your help tell me about a treatment if it is oral would be perfect to completely over come this from Egypt and my e.mail is : YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concern and it is hard to treat macular amyloidosis, as you mention that you have tried many treatments in the past. Because of the growing appreciation of the importance of pruritus as the primary trigger for the deposition of amyloid, treatment modalities are directed toward the relief of pruritus in macular amyloidosis. Sedating antihistamines have been found to be moderately effective. Topical dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a chemical solvent, and intralesional steroids are beneficial if combined with other modalities. DMSO has been used with moderate success, but failures have also been reported. However there is little evidence that DMSO is helpful in cutaneous amyloidosis. Treatment with ultraviolet B (UV-B) light can provide symptomatic relief. The use of pulsed dye laser therapy, for both pruritus and the papular eruption of lichen amyloidosis with significant improvement has been noted. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may also be helpful. I recommend that you consult a good dermatologist for the approved therapies in your area with the above information.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
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