Skin Rashes and General Skin Problems
Dr Palamaras has extensive experience in managing patients, both adults and children, with skin problems covering the whole spectrum of skin diseases in General Dermatology.
Dr Palamaras has been treating patients with skin conditions such as acne, erythrodermic and/or pustular psoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, severe Darier's disease, cutaneous lymphoma, severe eczema/atopic dermatitis with or without associated eczema herpeticum, Sweet's syndrome, severe debilitating Dermatomyositis. Also patients with erythema multiforme, drug-related rashes such as Stevens-Johnson's Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, various vascular conditions that affect the skin and infective conditions such as erysipelas, infections of the fat tissue, necrotizing fasciitis and gangrene, cutaneous tuberculosis and systemic fungal infections such as ringworm.
Dr Palamaras has also been treating children with acute or chronic skin problems including genetic skin diseases such as neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis and pseudoxanthoma elasticum. He has the appropriate skills and experience to communicate clearly and thoroughly a treatment plan to children and their parents.
Dr Palamaras throughout his work in General Dermatology has been prescribing and monitoring topical and systemic therapy safely and appropriately for skin disease for both in-patients and out-patients.
Dr Palamaras has developed a thorough understanding of basic pharmacology and the specific pharmacology of systemic drugs used for the treatment of skin conditions. He is familiar with the mode of action, indications, contra-indications, side effects, drug interactions and duration of therapy for the topical and systemic agents used in skin disease, including corticosteroids, immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive drugs, biologicals, retinoids, antiandrogens, antimalarials, dapsone and sulphapyridine, and thalidomide.
Dr Palamaras has a detailed understanding of the principles of topical therapy and pharmacology of topical agents, including cream-bases such as corticosteroids, tacrolimus/pimecrolimus, keratolytics, retinoids, vitamin D analogs, tar, dithranol, 5-fluorouracil, imiquimod, podophyline/podophyllotoxine, hydroquinone, antiperspirants, cleansing agents and antiseptics, sunscreens and moisturisers.
Dr Palamaras practices Dermatology according to the available published evidence. He follows the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments and adverse drug events/reactions to old and new medications.