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Hair loss, scalp psoriasis, dry, brittle hair, hair falling in spite of applying oil. Cure?

sir, im 19 years old male suffering hairloss ,reason being scalp psoriasis as told by the doctor.i lost more then 50% hair on the scalp.even while applying oil i lose about 40 strands of hair.i m taking treatment since 10 months but there is no improvement.my hair is dry and brittle.i lost all hopes of getting back my hair.please help
Asked On : Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, welcome to healthcare magic

When hair loss occurs in psoriasis it may be because: (1) the scales are removed too forcefully
(2)frequent scratching (3) treatment is too harsh (4)stress
It is recommended that you(1)remove the scale with gentle combing and brushing-picking at the scale may aggravate the skin and cause the psoriasis to flare (2)treat the scalp not the hair- when applying topical treatments to the head , make sure that it reaches the scalp and does not sit on the hair
(3) it may be necessary to rotate treatments (4) if the hair loss does not stop then speak to a dermatologist, there may be another reason other than the psoriasis

Once the scalp psoriasis clears, your hair will likely all grow back.

I hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
THE CULPRIT OF PSOIAISIS MILK OR WHEAT
YOU CAN GO FOR BLOOD SERUM TRSTS FOR SPECIFIC ANTIBODIED FOR MILK WHEAT POTATO,RICE
YOU WILL HAVE THE RESULT STOP THAT AND START WITH SLIT
TILL UPR TEST STOP MILK AND DIARY

NO OILS OF MUSTARD COCONUT WALNUT GROUNDNUT SOYA AND ALMONDS
ONLY OLIVE FOR APPLICATION AND COOKING
NO SOAPS OINTMENTS CREAMS SHAMPOO CONTAINING MILK AND NUTS
MEDICINE TILL YOUR REPORT
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TAB METHOTREXTATE 2.5 MGM ONCE WEEKLY
TAB ALLEGRA 120 MGM NIGHT
APPLY FLUCORT LOTION MIXED WITH 6 TAB BETNESOL ON SCALP ATT NIGHT AND WASH WITH NIZRAL IN MORNING
ON BOY YOU CAN APPLY HISTO CALAMINE AND PETROLEUM JELLY
Answered: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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  User's Response

Hello Naveen,

Psoriasis is a frustrating disease and unfortunately the more you stress about it , it will flare up.Hair loss in scalp psoriasis is the common symptom of the disease due to scaling of the scalp rather than a disease per se. Instead of just relying on the medication improving your diet and exercise regimen is very important. Also try using all the natural products i.e. shampoo, conditioner or the soaps. Alternative medicine has lot of scope in treating the psoriasis compared to the stand treatment with steroids. As these alternative medicine treats a personal holistically considering your psoriasis as well as hair loss.

Thank you for your query
Dr.Shalu

Answered: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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