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Are My 3 Skin Conditions Related?

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2015 03:17 PM

Question: I was have scleroderma (diagnosed in 1976), rosacea (1987), and photosensitivity (2014). I take vitamin E daily, slather on sunblock and stay out of the sun. Is there a connection between these three diseases? Can I get help through natural supplements and special nutrition?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Your diagnosis of scleroderma in 1976 was almost certainly based on clinical findings and some tests that might have indicated you had other immune-related diseases of connective tissue.

We now have more specific tests that help doctors confirm such diagnoses more accurately. Facial rash, photosensitivity, and scleroderma-like symptoms are also caused by other conditions, including systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE), as well as other connective tissue disorders.

While it is possible to have rosacea with scleroderma, your photosensitivity suggests to me it is time to revisit your rheumatologist for a new assessment of your condition, using newer tests available to you today.

Your choices of using vitamin E should be reviewed with your doctor, as we rarely recommend vitamin E isolated.

And, yes, nutrition does play a vital role in the management of diseases and maintenance of good health.

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