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Search found 62 matches
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Eczema & Dry Skin
Topic: Very dry skin
Replies: 1
Views: 309

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: 328

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: 301

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: 475

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: 451

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: 481

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: 917

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 ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: Nodular prurigo
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Re: Nodular prurigo

Hello. Balneum itch relief cream and balneum plus bath oil can be helpful for itchy dry skin. Other urea containing moisturisers such as Eucerin and Calmurid can also help. I would also suggest taking an antihistamine regularly.
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: scalp itchy but no dandruff
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: scalp itchy but no dandruff

Thank you. If you have flaking (dandruff) with the itching it would be worth trying an over the counter shampoo specifically for dry flaky scalp. These usually contain anti-dandruff ingredients such as ketoconazole, piroctone olamine, selenium sulphide or zinc pyrithione. If the scalp is also red/in...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Other Skin Conditions
Topic: AP and PLE
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: AP and PLE

Hello and thank you for your query. As far as I am aware virtually all sunscreens will contain water as the main ingredient. I think the mainstay of treatment is avoidance of direct sun exposure but also ensuring all physical photoprotective measures are taken eg hats, sunglasses, long sleeves and U...
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