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Search found 65 matches
by Dr Sharon Wong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Vitamin/Mineral deficiency & hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 1193

Re: Vitamin/Mineral deficiency & hair loss

Dear Yasmin249 Thank you for your query. Ferritin is the blood test that is used as a marker of your body's iron stores and where studies have supported that a level maintained above 70 is optimal for supporting hair growth. Recovery of hair growth lags behind correcting nutritional deficiencies so ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Sjogren's and Hair Loss
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: Sjogren's and Hair Loss

Dear Roxichik Thank you for submitting your query and sharing your case. Sjogren's disease is a known cause for changes in hair texture - most patients report dry, brittle and frizzy/wiry hair which may be helped by applying oils onto the hair fibres (from mid shaft down to the tips, avoiding the sc...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Minoxidil
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Re: Minoxidil

Hi silviam66 Great question! Minoxidil was historically a medication for high blood pressure. It has no hormonal basis to it's mechanism of action. When used topically for hair loss it is thought to work by influencing the blood flow to hair follicles but has also been shown in some studies to incre...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Sister with hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 1369

Re: Sister with hair loss

Dear DisneyPrincess26 Thank you for your query and I am sorry to hear of your sister's problems with hair loss as it is so clearly affecting her psychologically. If the initial tests done by the GP have not shown any abnormality and the hair loss is continuing I would advise she gets a referral to s...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Hair Loss and Psoriasis
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Re: Hair Loss and Psoriasis

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your question. I am sorry to hear you have been unwell with Crohns recently requiring emergency surgery. The physical and emotional stress associated with this may have been a trigger for the flare in psoriasis and indeed hair loss. Apologies but I am un...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Hair Loss
Topic: Psoriasis and hair loss
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: Psoriasis and hair loss

Hello there. Thank you for submitting your query. Inflammatory rashes on the scalp such as psoriasis and eczema usually cause temporary hair loss/shedding in the affected areas, but if the rash is severe and persistent, it can occasionally cause scarring of the hair follicles and permanent hair loss...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Eczema / Hives - Antihistamines ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Re: Eczema / Hives - Antihistamines ?

Many thanks for your post. Antihistamines remain the main stay of treatment of urticaria. If Fexofenadine taken once daily partially eases your symptoms, I would suggest doubling the dose which is recommended for urticaria. If this does not improve your symptoms I would advise going back to your GP ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: When can I see a specialist?
Replies: 1
Views: 1945

Re: When can I see a specialist?

Dear smallred Many thanks for your post and I'm sorry to hear you're having such a difficult time with your eczema. Eczema is often due to a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors and it can be very difficult to establish exactly the trigger for each flare up. It sounds as tho...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Vulvar eczema?
Replies: 1
Views: 1836

Re: Vulvar eczema?

Dear Frances Many thanks for your question. Sorry to hear you have been having such a difficult time with your skin. The results of your first biopsy is reassuring but I completely agree that persistent patches which have been more resistant to treatment should be re-biopsied. Eczema is certainly a ...
by Dr Sharon Wong
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Eczema
Topic: Child not sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Re: Child not sleeping

Thank you for your post. I'm sorry to hear your child is having difficulty sleeping. The summer can be a difficult time for those with eczema as often the heat and or sweat can irritate the skin further and cause more itching. I would suggest using fans to cool the room at night and ensure your chil...
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