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Where is she located?
The closest private Dermatologists to Portsmouth that I can find are -
Arim Karim, phone number of *********** and
Peter Coburn, phone number of *********** /p>
No, not to see one privately.
The erythema nodosum is usually first treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. If the inflammation is more persistent or severe, then using a steroid for relief of inflammation would be an option. Only the non-steroidal drugs are available over the counter.
It is also frequently soothing to apply cool, wet compresses and to rest and elevate the legs several times during the day.
It is also frequently associated with an underlying systemic disease, such as Crohns disease, and treatment of the underlying condition will usually have a great effect on the erthema nodosum. If there is a possibility of Crohns disease and the GI consultant has not contacted you, then it would be appropriate for you to contact the GI consultant.
It is not needed, in that any specialist may choose to see patients without a referral. However, any individual specialist may also choose to only see patients by referral.