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Treatment fore morphia

I am suffering from morphia as my doctor has diagnosed and prescribed vitamins and creams. But it doesn t improve. How can you help me?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...dear user...
welcome to HCM...
U R not mentioned symptomatology...any how
Morphea is two types 1) localised.., present as black coloured indurated lesions or hard white elevation mixed with black (guttate morphea)
2) generalised, ..,present as large number of plaques on trunk,abdomen,thighs is connective tissue disorder with involvement of immune system ..none of the treatment is available.only symptomatic to alleviate the symptoms........immunomodulators.,antifibrotic agents and vasoactive agents have some more beneficial for this problem..,
For localised morphea ...using intralesional steroids and topical tacrolimus have good result...consult good dermatologist and evaluate the problem systamatically...ok./bye
Answered: Sun, 16 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to Healthcaremagic. Morphea is a medical term for localized scleroderma. The disease involves isolated patches of hardened skin - there generally is no internal organ involvement. many different treatments have been tried for morphea including topical, intra-lesional, and systemic corticosteroids. Antimalarials such as hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine have been used. Other immunomodulators such as methotrexate, topical tacrolimus, and penicillamine have been tried. Ultraviolet A (UVA) light, with or without psoralens have also been tried. you must consult your doctor and try for some other treatment from these. Wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 1 Oct 2011
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  User's Response
hi welcome to health care magic.see morphea is rare skin disorder charactrised by patches of red/purple skin mainly on torso,arms,legs.if it in plaque type undergoes gradual spontaneous resolution in 3 to 5 is type of use donovex ointment is vit d ointment may reduse your lesion.also tacrolimus o.1%ointment or imiquimod 5% cream.ultraviolet rays may help you .its prognosis may variable depends upon its involvement to skin.or you may concern any good dermatologist.avoid stress doing physical exercise.god bless u.
Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
Welcome to Healthcare Magic
Morphea is skin localised scleroderma. It needs immunosupression as it is autoimmune disorder. What medication are you on currently. Avoid sunexposure. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Various treatment exist like Tacrolimus ointment, PUVA therapy with UV radiation as well, intralesional steroid injfection as well. Kindly discuss with your Dermatologist about the various options available for your management.
Answered: Mon, 19 Sep 2011
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