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by Dr Sharon Wong
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Acne
Topic: Perimenopausal
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Perimenopausal

Adult onset acne is common, especially in women but we do not know the exact cause of this. It is most likely to be multifactorial including an underlying genetic risk, lifestyle factors, stress and hormonal fluctuations and many women do notice a significant change in their skin around the time of ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Hair Loss
Topic: Going white overnight!
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Going white overnight!

Hello Thank you for your question and sorry to hear about how your hair has been affecting you. The "white over-night" phenomenon is well described in alopecia areata. This is considered an autoimmune condition in which the patient's own immune system attacks the bulb of growing hair folli...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: 8 year old with dandruff
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: 8 year old with dandruff

Hello, Thanks for your question. There are some good quality anti-dandruff shampoos over the counter. Look for key ingredients such as ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione and piroctone olamine. If these do not work, your GP can prescribe stronger treatments to help, particularly with any inflammation or i...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Very dry skin
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Very dry skin

Hello, For dry skin there are a number of tips relating to general skincare which you many find useful. Firstly avoid soaps and showergels. Any prodict which foams or lathers, by nature will contain a surfactant. Surfactants de-grease surfaces, which is not desired if you have dry skin. You should t...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Acne
Topic: Postnatal acne
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: Postnatal acne

HI there, So sorry to hear you are having a difficult time with your skin. Unfortunately pregnancy hormones can really aggravate pre-existing or bring on new skin conditions. As you are breastfeeding, safe treatment options are relatively limited but if your acne is not responding to OTC treatments ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Acne
Topic: Teenage Skin
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Teenage Skin

Hello, thank you for your question. As a 15 year old acne is common. In the milder cases, over the counter products that are designed for more oily acne-prone skin may be sufficient. These will typically include active anti-acne ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and lactic acid. I...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Lash and brow growth
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: Lash and brow growth

Hi Lara, Thanks for your post. Latisse is a lash serum FDA approved in the US which contains the medication Bimatoprost which can help with thickening and lengthening lash hair. In the UK Drs can prescribe Bimatoprost drops (which are licensed for use in glaucoma) as an off licence product for your ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: Does hair dye make hair weaker?
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: Does hair dye make hair weaker?

Hello Fiona, Thank you for your post. Hair dyes can all potentially weaken the hairs by damaging the cuticle layer, making the hair fibre more porous. This can cause structural and aesthetic problems with the hair fibre such as brittle hair/hair breakage, split ends, dry and dull hair etc. If you ar...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: How do I cope with being bald?
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: How do I cope with being bald?

Hi Linda, Thank you for your post. I am sorry to hear of your experience and I can completely empathise with how you must be feeling. It is a dramatic change in appearance over a short space of time and it must be very difficult for you. There are a number of support options available for patients w...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss/Alopecia
Topic: hair loss linked to early menopause?
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: hair loss linked to early menopause?

Hello, Many thanks for your query and sorry to hear you are experiencing more recent worsening hair loss. For sure menopause is related to hair shedding and diffuse thinning in many women. The relative rise in male hormones (androgens) and drastic decline in oestrogen that happens in menopause both ...
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