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AVOCA STREET MEDICAL CENTRE
 
130 Avoca Street Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9399 3335 - Fax: 02 9399 9778

avocastreet.com - asmc.net.au - randwickhealth.com - randwickgp.com - familydoctor.sydney

SURGERY HOURS

MON - THU8 AM - 6 PM
FRI8 AM - 3 PM
SAT9 AM - 12 PM
SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYSCLOSED

We are OPEN now.

Thursday 23 May 2019
Dr Angela8 AM - 6 PM
Dr Mandy10 AM - 6 PM
Dr Priscilla9 AM - 6 PM

 

NOTICES

Dr Angela is on duty
Saturdays 25/6, 1/6, 8/6 & 15/6
Dr Angela is away
10/07/2019 - 28/07/2019
FLU SHOT 2019
NOW AVAILABLE
$10 EACH

FREE FOR PATIENTS AGE LESS THAN 5 OR OVER 65
OR WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES
STANDARD CONSULTATION FEE APPLIES

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Dr Priscilla is away
01/06/2019 - 12/06/2019

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

Dr. Angela Georgopoulos

Dr. Kien Cao-Xuan

Dr. Mandy Chuang

Dr. Priscilla Wong

General Information
 

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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