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by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: BSF Expert clinic on hair loss/alopecia
Topic: Thinning hair
Replies: 1
Views: 3708

Re: Thinning hair

Thanks for posting your question. The causes of hair loss are many and can include: Acute hair loss after a stressful event/illness, otherwise known as telogen effluvium Secondary hair loss (e.g. due to iron deficiency, thyroid abnormalities) Autoimmune hair loss (e.g. alopecia areata) Hormone relat...
by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: BSF Expert clinic on hair loss/alopecia
Topic: Inexpensive hair loss solutions
Replies: 1
Views: 3636

Re: Inexpensive hair loss solutions

Thank you for your question. Hair loss can be extremely distressing and it can become a vicious cycle where you are upset about hair loss, becoming more stressed and the hair loss getting worse. Options for you try are: Diet - aim for protein rich foods Supplementation - consider iron, zinc and vita...
by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: BSF Expert clinic on hair loss/alopecia
Topic: Female pattern baldness
Replies: 1
Views: 3725

Re: Female pattern baldness

Thank you for posting your question. Options for treatment will depend on a number of variables but can include: Oral anti-androgens Oral minoxodil Adjunctive treatments like PRP, nutritional/vitamin supplementation Specific hair-directed supplements Other solutions like hair extensions, wigs and ha...
by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: BSF Expert clinic on hair loss/alopecia
Topic: Seeking advice for daughter
Replies: 1
Views: 3642

Re: Seeking advice for daughter

Thank you for your posting your question. Advice regarding wigs can be sought from the orthotics department of your hospital, the consultant may need to refer your daughter. Most people are entitled to one NHS wig per year. Also consider looking at the resources available on the Alopecia UK website:...
by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on mental health & skin conditions
Topic: Skin sensitivity and autism
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Re: Skin sensitivity and autism

Thank you for your question. There has been reported an entity known as 'tactile sensory dysfunction' in people with ASD, which includes hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity to certain stimuli (e.g. texture, temperature, touch).This could result in symptoms of skin sensitivity to certain clothes, te...
by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on mental health & skin conditions
Topic: EKV
Replies: 1
Views: 1698

Re: EKV

Thank you for your question. EKV is a rare condition that has a number of management options including topical and oral treatments (e.g. emollients with added ingredients for dry skin, topical steroids, oral or topical retinoids). From your question I cannot tell which options have been made availab...
by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on sensitive skin
Topic: Sensitive skin after shower
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Re: Sensitive skin after shower

This sounds like an inducible urticaria - this can be triggered in the shower by the temperature or pressure of the water. It comes on quickly and usually resolves within an hour, the red patches you describe are characteristically itchy. It is not a problem that necessarily requires treatment, I wo...
by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on sensitive skin
Topic: Hand sanitiser
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Hand sanitiser

Hand sanitising (with an alcohol-based gel or rub) works quickly to reduce the number of harmful organisms on the skin, hence reducing the spread of disease. The alcohol content has a drying effect, as it removes protective factors and results in a compromised skin barrier. Once the protective facto...
by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on sensitive skin
Topic: Best washing products for sensitive skin
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: Best washing products for sensitive skin

Choosing skincare products for sensitive skin can be difficult. Gentle facewash recommendations are: 1. La Roche Posay Effaclar H Cleansing cream, Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser - both cream based face washes 2. Skingredients Preprobiotic Cleanser - creamy formulation, contains PHA (a gentler acid ...
by Dr Alia Ahmed
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Mental Health & Skin Conditions
Topic: Urticaria + lesions + dry skin on neck like sunburn
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Re: Urticaria + lesions + dry skin on neck like sunburn

Thank you for contacting us. As the problem seems fairly complex you may benefit from more specialist input. Your GP may be able to use the pictures you have to discuss with your local dermatologists and suggest treatment. Also your local dermatologists may still be seeing urgent referrals, it is wo...
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