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Offline fraggle1984

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flakey scalp and eyebrows
« on: Sunday January 28, 2007, 12:08:23 PM »
hey all over the last few months ive began to get a really flaky scalp and eyebrows ive seen my gp who gave me first time nizoral then he gave me capasal the second time ive never been one for having any dry skin problems ever but this is really annoying it itches like hell well mainly the eyebrows and then when i itch it the eyebrows fall out  :-\ ive tried everythign but nothign works my hair gets greasy real fast so its like greasy hair with dry flakes ? thansk for asny help given :)

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Re: flakey scalp and eyebrows
« Reply #1 on: Monday January 29, 2007, 01:28:20 PM »
Hi fraggle

I am just wondering if you have had a diagnosis at all for your skin... dry skin on your scalp and eyebrows could be a lot of different things, so I would suggest trying to get referred to a derm if you can. They will be able to point you towards more focused treatments.

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« Reply #2 on: Monday January 29, 2007, 02:53:12 PM »
Hi fraggle,

Wooley is right, best to get appointment with a derm.  I think it sounds a bit like Seborrheic Dermatitis, but as Wooley says it could be many things.  Seb Derm can be caused by a yeast imbalance in the skin the same as what causes dandruff,  people with oilier skin can be affected I believe..

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Re: flakey scalp and eyebrows
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday January 30, 2007, 08:28:29 PM »
People shed their skins.  Instead of one piece like a snake, it comes off us in little flakes.  Not time to look yet for a fancy Latin name for your condition.  Reading your previous posts, you have already seen some general pracitioners and they are scratching their heads.

Before squandering more of your money on specialists for a problem that doesn't sound too serious, why don't you just get a small hand-held vacuum cleaner and vacuum your eyebrows and hair once in a while?
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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday January 31, 2007, 10:12:54 AM »
Hi,

Sorry Anthro, have to disagree, however limited my knowledge, this obviously is causing fraggle a lot of discomfort, 'itches like hell' she describes.  I too would avoid expensive specialists who make great claims but this thing is causing discomfort and is on the face which is harder to just ignore.

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Re: flakey scalp and eyebrows
« Reply #5 on: Friday February 02, 2007, 05:16:51 AM »
It is ultimately a decision for fraggle to make.  There is a wide range of "itching like hell" and it may well be that some of the previously prescribed medications may be involved in the itching.  What we know now is that fraggle HAS had some diagnoses and treatments by a licensed physician.  It hasn't worked out yet.

Fraggle, while you are sorting out what to do next, smear some yogurt on your eyebrows.  Let it dry.  Rinse it out with fresh water only.  After a few days of this, is the condition getting better or worse?

Monkeyboots, had there not already been some medical intervention, I would be closer to your perspective on this.  But the truth is, the specialists make nearly the same number of guesses that the general pracitioners do and have a similar track record of being correct.  They simply get paid more.
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Re: flakey scalp and eyebrows
« Reply #6 on: Friday February 02, 2007, 08:02:52 AM »
Hi Anthro,

point accepted Anthro  :).  I agree as some of the medications I used on my skin when it was bad definitely exacerbated the condition.I think the yoghurt sounds a good idea to try, I've heard that is good for yeasty skin complaints.

In fact I found in the end (maybe it was getting better anyway) simplicity was the answer, no harsh medicines, but my condition was different and I know some people need meds for their conditions.

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