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Subject: Pityrisis Amiantacee of scalp

“I have seen a dermatologist who has given me a cream and gel prescription but I forgot to ask about shampoo.  What shampoo would you recommend for the above condition.  How long will I have this and is it contagious ? Hope you can give me some help.” Thank you Mrs M Wright Dear Mrs […]

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Posted on: February 20, 2009

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“I have seen a dermatologist who has given me a cream and gel prescription but I forgot to ask about shampoo.  What shampoo would you recommend for the above condition.  How long will I have this and is it contagious ? Hope you can give me some help.”
Thank you
Mrs M Wright

Dear Mrs Wright 

Thank you for your enquiry.

Pityriasis amiantacea begins with a swollen, discoloured and weeping scalp, which causes the hairs to stick to each other and to the scalp.  Following the first stage, the scalp begins to produce a thick layer of silvery white or dull gray scales that pile up along the hair shafts.  Although the patches may often be found next to a hair part, the back of the head is a common site.  Rather than spreading to the rest of the scalp, a fine, branny scale appears over the unaffected area.

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Without treatment, this condition can also lead to diffuse hair loss as the inflammation of the scalp leads to production of superoxide, which causes hair shedding.  Though your hair will regrow, it may not be as thick as it was before.

When you visit the practice you will be seen by an experienced trichologist who will examine your hair and scalp closely and check through your medical history thoroughly.  Once the diagnosis has been made, if treatment is recommended, we will be able to provide you with the most effective and up-to-date trichological medication for home use. 

All treatments products supplied are formulated especially for the Hair Centre by leading trichologists and chemists.  They have undergone exhaustive clinical trials and testing to ensure we can target disorders of the hair and scalp effectively.  All ingredients are extensively researched and meticulously sourced to make sure that these products are of the highest standard.

To find us from Victoria station is about a 10-minute walk.  Take the exit out of the station onto Victoria Street and turn right towards Westminster.  Walk up Victoria Street for about 5-6 minutes until the House of Fraser department store is on your right.  After the House of Fraser, turn right onto Artillery Row at its side, which joins Greycoat Place shortly.  You will find us at number 10 in front of the mini roundabout.

We are open for appointments Mondays to Fridays 10-am – 6pm.

We look forward to seeing you in the practice soon.

Yours sincerely

The Hair Centre

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