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Search found 62 matches

Search found 62 matches
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: frontal alopecia
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: frontal alopecia

Hello and thank you for your message. If you have been diagnosed with frontal fibrosing alopecia, I would advise you are referred to a dermatologist for ongoing care. As this is a form of scarring alopecia usually long term maintenance medical (rather than over the counter) treatment is required to ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Hair fibres to hide bald patch
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Hair fibres to hide bald patch

Dear Karen, Thank you for your message. It sounds like the pattern of hair loss you have would fit with female pattern hair loss FPHL (the female version of male pattern balding) which is prevalent in women from the 4th decade onwards and is slowly progressive. The meonpause and a history of PCOS ma...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Frontal fibrosis alopecia
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Frontal fibrosis alopecia

Hello and thank you for your message. The priority with any scarring alopecia such as FFA is to ensure the condition is stabilised and progression is halted. This will usually require ongoing medical treatment. Depending on the severity this may range from topicals only, to steroid injections to ora...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: One side of hair thinner than the other
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: One side of hair thinner than the other

Hello and thank you for your message. I think if this change in your hairline and the amount of hair shedding you are experiencing is new then I would advise you see your GP for an initial assessment and preliminary investigations eg blood tests to look for any underlying contributory factors eg nut...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Hair loss & vitamins
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Hair loss & vitamins

Many thanks for your question. In general there is very little evidence to support that taking vitamins/supplements without having a deficiency in the first place is going to have any positive impact on hair growth. It would be best to arrange a blood test with your GP to include common deficiencies...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Derma rollers
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Derma rollers

Hello, thank you for your message. Dermaroller can improve the penetration of some topical therapies and is commonly used alongside Minoxidil to enhance it's effectiveness (although some patients also describe a higher risk of facial hair growth due to the enhanced absorption) Separately there is so...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Skin 'lumps'.
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Skin 'lumps'.

This may be completely coincidental with you starting Pentasa but the skin lumps would need to be properly assessed by your doctor and or a dermatologist. Occasionally if the diagnosis is not clear your dermatologist may need to take a sample of skin from one of the lumps to clarify the diagnosis
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Sebaceous Hyperplasia
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Unfortunately the only way to remove these definitively is either by laser or to surgically remove the larger/more troublesome ones but both techniques can leave scarring. Retinoid based products (creams and in more severe cases oral) can sometimes be used to reduce the risk of further lesions
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Keratosis pilaris
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Keratosis pilaris

KP is very common, affecting approximately 1/3 people, more so if you or your family members have a history of eczema or related allergic conditions. Unfortunately there is no cure for the condition. Treatments are based on improving skin texture/reducing inflammation (if there is any). if urea base...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Genital area outbreak
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Genital area outbreak

There are a number of common conditions that can cause itching of the genital skin such as eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection. If the condition is persistent despite treatment from the hospital I would advise you see your gp specifically for a dermatology review so the skin can be properly assessed
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