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How to treat scaly and itchy lesions found on the scalp

How to treat scaly and itchy lesions found on the scalp

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder1. Some characteristic symptoms of this condition include itchiness, lesions, skin flaking, and swelling2. In a survey of 792 patients who had psoriasis, it was found that 79% of these patients had psoriasis of the scalp.3 As mentioned in a previous blog, scalp psoriasis

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Treating Alopecia Areata: Emerging Therapies

Treating Alopecia Areata: Emerging Therapies

Alopecia areata is a common cause of hair loss that can, unfortunately, sometimes be difficult to treat. The more severe the symptoms, the longer the symptoms have been present and the earlier in life you first developed them can all influence how well you respond to therapy. All these factors

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What is red, has scales and is itchy?

What is red, has scales and is itchy?

What is red, has scales and is itchy? The answer is psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition. Individuals who struggle with psoriasis have lesions that form on their skin. These lesions are usually red in color with white scaling. Other typical symptoms include itchiness, skin flaking, and swelling 1. If

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How to treat alopecia areata: Topical Immunotherapy

How to treat alopecia areata: Topical Immunotherapy

Alopecia areata is the autoimmune disease that can lead to hair loss. Since this is an autoimmune disease, it is the body’s own immune system that is attacking the hair follicles. It sometimes appears as mild and patchy hair loss but if more than half of your head is affected,

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Which hair system should I choose?

Which hair system should I choose?

If you are concerned with hair loss or its prevention, you are not alone. In Europe approximately $1 billion dollars has been spent on preventing or treating hair loss1. This number jumps to approximately $2.2 billion dollars in the USA1. Hair systems (this can include wigs as well as other

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Do you know where the hair on your head came from?

Do you know where the hair on your head came from?

Hair systems have been around for thousands of years and originated in Egypt1. Egyptian women used wigs to shield themselves from the intense heat of the sun1. Since then, wigs have been used frequently throughout history. By the 16th century, wigs debuted as a method for concealing hair loss1. Today,

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The Top Treatments for Alopecia Areata

The Top Treatments for Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that leads to non-scarring hair loss. Hair loss can be mild and patchy or more severe, incorporating significant portions of the scalp. Total loss of scalp hair is also possible and referred to as alopecia totalis while loss of both scalp hair and body

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Iron & Hair – A Confusing Topic

Iron & Hair - A Confusing Topic

In a previous blog post, we discussed iron and its’ possible role in hair loss. The focus of this blog post is to re-visit the role of iron, presenting evidence supporting the role of iron in hair loss as well as evidence suggesting iron does not have a role in

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6 simple tips to ensure your hair is healthy and happy

6 simple tips to ensure your hair is healthy and happy

Having long flowing locks can be more than just wishful thinking, you can make it happen. There are several different ways you can help keep your hair healthy. Here are 6 practical and easy to do tips that limit hair loss:   Use a comb. Avoiding pulling your hair aggressively

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Your Medicine Cabinet Could Hold the Secret to Your Hair Loss

Your Medicine Cabinet Could Hold the Secret to Your Hair Loss

We have all watched infomercials describing the latest and greatest drugs on the market. You know that part right at the end, where they talk really fast and list hundreds of possible side effects of this amazing drug, while watching the actors walk into the sunset? Well that’s the topic

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