Speaking with a doctor frequently throughout the diagnosis may be beneficial and required. A skin biopsy testing is used to identify Dowling-Meara syndrome. A doctor takes a tiny skin sample and examines it behind a microscope in this procedure. Aside from that, genetic screening may validate the kind of EB—whether it is Dowling-Meara syndrome or not—by detecting the faulty gene.
Dowling-Meara syndrome has no known cure. Neverhteless, treatment focuses on preventing blisters, treating for blisters and skin to avoid problems, addressing nutritional issues that may arise from blisters in the throat or esophagus, and controlling discomfort.
Doctors advise that to minimize damage and tension that might cause blistering or tearing of the skin, you should:
- Wearing loose-fitting, comfortable garments
- Keeping rooms at a pleasant and uniform temperature to avoid feeling overly hot
- Avoiding the sun or using sunscreen
- Using non-adhesive (does not attach to the skin) bandages and tape and rolled gauze to prevent irritation.
In addition, your doctor may suggest the following treatments to treat blisters:
- Using ointments to treat wounds regularly
- Using medicinal bandages to aid in the healing and prevention of blisters
- Taking medications that can help deal with the pain
Your doctor may suggest the following treatments to cure infections:
- Antibiotics may be taken orally or used topically.
- For non-healing sores, a specific wound dressing is used.