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AVOCA STREET MEDICAL CENTRE

130 Avoca Street Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9399 3335 - Fax: 02 9399 9778

General Practitioners

Dr. Angela Georgopoulos

M.B.B.S FRACGP
University of NSW
Interests: Womens health, Natural health

Rostered hours
Mon8AM - 12PM
Tue8AM - 12PM
Wed8AM - 12PM
Thu8AM - 12PM
Fri8AM - 12PM
Sat *9AM - 12PM

* Doctors are on rotating roster for Saturdays. Please call and check who is on duty.


Dr. Kien
Cao-Xuan

Dr. Mandy
Chuang

Dr. Priscilla
Wong

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Doctors' Roster

AngelaPriscillaKienMandy
Mon8AM - 12PM 8AM - 6PM10AM - 5PM
Tue8AM - 12PM10AM - 6PM8AM - 6PM 
Wed8AM - 12PM 8AM - 6PM 
Thu8AM - 12PM10AM - 6PM 10AM - 5PM
Fri8AM - 12PM 8AM - 4PM 
Sat *9AM - 12PM9AM - 12PM9AM - 12PM 
*Doctors are on rotating roster for Saturdays. Please call and check who is on duty.

Steroid phobia

Parents are reluctant to use topical steroids on their child's eczema because of unfounded fears about their side effects based on evidence from the 1960s, according to a consensus statement by 20 Australasian paediatric dermatologists issued this month.

Steroid phobia was based on old research that involved prolonged application of topical steroids under dressings applied to flexural areas. More recent data showed no evidence of skin atrophy with routine long-term use of topical steroids in children with eczema, the statement said.

However, according to the dermatologists, pharmacists were still issuing warnings about skin atrophy, with a recent study by one of the authors showing two-thirds (67%) of pharmacists told patients not to use topical steroids for more than two weeks at a time.

The misinformation meant children were commonly having to live with unnecessary and prolonged exacerbations of eczema, despite there being a highly effective treatment that had minimal adverse effects, they said.

"The advice given by dermatologists to parents of children with eczema regarding the use of topical steroids is unfortunately frequently undermined by other health professionals," they wrote in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology.


24 March, 2015
Michael Woodhead
www.australiandoctor.com.au

The information in the above were collected from the internet,
either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.


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