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Doctor insights on: How Long Would It Take For Hair To Grow Back After Treatment For Psoriasis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for hair to grow back after psoriasis treatment?

How long is it supposed to it take for hair to grow back after psoriasis treatment?

From what Rx?: Methotrexate or other anti-metabolite. From scalp psoriasis treated with intra-lesional steroid injections. It varies, but will almost always return. Since you are female with most likely longer hair, the return to normal will be longer! ...Read more

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100% covered with psoriasis head to toe, we use a 60gram tube of clobetasol. On just one treatment what else can we use that would last longer. HelpP?

100% covered with psoriasis head to toe, we use a 60gram tube of clobetasol. On just one treatment what else can we use that would last longer. HelpP?

If you truly have: That much body surface area involved, you should review with your treating physician other options for treatment of your psoriasis besides just topical options. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head. And other parts of the body like elbow and knees

See doctor: You may need to consult a rheumatologist if you suffer from joint symptoms. For psoriasis involving mainly the skin, a dermatologist would be your best bet. There is no one best treatment for all psoriasis sufferers and thus only your own doctor can tell you about the "best treatment" for you. ...Read more

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Head psoriasis treatment?

Head psoriasis treatment?

See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more

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While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?

While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?

Uncertain: Laser dermatologists would be able to answer this question better. Low level laser therapy does not seem to do much in other fields despite the claims. We tried it in rheumatology and did not find much benefit for rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

Cycle length: Usual cycle length for individual hair follicles is published at around 1000-1200 days. But in a whole patch on your head each follicle is independent and so it goes... ...Read more

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How long does it take for hair to grow back after radiation therapy?

How long does it take for hair to grow back after radiation therapy?

Not applicable: Generally radiation dose not cause hair loss, only during brain radiation. This is usually an issue with chemotherapy after chemotherapy it usually takes 3 weeks to notice hair growth, but several months to "regain" your hair. ...Read more

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How long will it take for hair to grow back after receiving radiation therapy on the head?

How long will it take for hair to grow back after receiving radiation therapy on the head?

Yes.: Radiation or chemotherapy drugs are toxic to cells that are rapidly dividing. This means they specifically target cancer cells, but they also kill healthy cells that grow quickly. This includes hair cells (causing baldness/alopecia) and stomach cells (causing nausea or mucositis). Once the chemo or radiation is stopped, the side effects go away and hair should grow back. ...Read more

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My hair takes forever to grow back is their any shampoos or treatment to grow out hair quicker?

My hair takes forever to grow back is their any shampoos or treatment to grow out hair quicker?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine is a hair loss treatment that contains the active ingredient minoxidil. Minoxidil is fda-approved and the only ingredient proven to grow hair. Rogaine was first introduced in the 1980's to treat high blood pressure. While researching the effectiveness of rogaine, hair growth was discovered in patients. ...Read more

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I have lost nearly all my body hair & most on head due to low t while taking methadone long term. Will the hair grow back with t treatment?

I have lost nearly all my body hair & most on head due to low t while taking methadone long term. Will the hair grow back with t treatment?

Hopefully: Hopefully yes. It sounds like you have alopecia univeralis which is a severe form of alopecia areata. This is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system tells your hair follicles to stop growing hair. ...Read more

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During light therapy for psoriasis, how many minutes does each session take. How long will I be under the uv lamp each time?

During light therapy for psoriasis, how many minutes does each session take. How long will I be under the uv lamp each time?

That depends: The duration of treatment for ultraviolet phototherapy depends on several factors including your skin type (how light or dark you are), the type of ultraviolet unit being used, the age of the bulbs, etc. The actual dosage of light in millijoules is a more accurate measure than the time which varies from unit to unit. The dose is gradually increased as your skin acclimates to the uv light. ...Read more

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How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

Many Options: There are a lot of way to treat psoriasis, and a dermatologist can help you decide which one fits your lifestyle best. It should be noted that psoriasis can be driven into a lasting remission, but there is no permanent cure. ...Read more

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How long does psoriasis foam have to be on your scalp before you can wash your hair?

How long does psoriasis foam have to be on your scalp before you can wash your hair?

Psoriasis: Usually the foam is applied twice daily for a 2-week course. Best way to use is to shower first and then apply to the scalp afterwards. Goal is to keep it on as long as possible. ...Read more

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How effective is uvb treatment on guttate psoriasis and after treatment does it usually come back?

Treatment of Choice: Guttate psoriasis is sometimes associated with strep throat infection and most dermatologists will treat you for that when you are first diagnosed with guttate psoriasis. However, narrow band uvb is the treatement of choice for this type of psoriasis. Topical & systemic treatments are available. After it clears, it can come back but everyone is different. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to use daily fluocinonide for psoriasis? When should another treatment be considered?

How long is it safe to use daily fluocinonide for psoriasis? When should another treatment be considered?

Short period of time: If it is used long time can suppresses hypotalamic-pituitary-adrenal axes. Usually used for 2 weeks if nor response or inadequate response other treatment are considered such as light therapy. ...Read more

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Starting Cicloporine for plaque psoriasis 30% covered. After treatment will my condition come back worse after a few weeks/months? I'm very nervous

Starting Cicloporine for plaque psoriasis 30% covered. After treatment will my condition come back worse after a few weeks/months? I'm very nervous

Communicate with you: Assuming you have a dermatologist, you need detailed communication. Typically you would transition to another treatment for long-term management. No, it will not rebound worse. Cyclosporine may get you off a crisis. But you may need only cream after a few months. Or you could go to methotrexate or Humira (adalimumab) or a number of others. Arthritis???? ...Read more

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What is the safest systemic treatment for psoriasis that can be taken long term?

What is the safest systemic treatment for psoriasis that can be taken long term?

It depends: The major goal is adequate control of the skin involvement. The safest meds are the topical creams but these are really only effective for localized disease. Phototherapy is also fairly safe. Methotrexate has some greater risk but can be very effective if other agents are not. Finally, tnf agent carry greater risk but are extremely effective for moderate to severe disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the new uv light treatment did you take it home for psoriasis?

Can you tell me about the new uv light treatment did you take it home for psoriasis?

Narrow band uvb: Narrow band uvb can be done at home for protozoa. Units will cost at least 1, ooo for a 6 foot unit and more if it folds. Treatments are several times a week with increasing exposure. Units requires prescription and the time exposures planned by your dermatologist. See national biologic, for available models. Expect 20 treatments for clearing with2-3 sessions per week for maintenance. ...Read more

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How long should you leave psoriasis foam on your scalp before you can rinse your hair?

Put on after shower: Its better to put psoriasis foam (olux I'm assuming) on after you have washed your hair and to leave it on longer, perhaps over night or all day. ...Read more

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Was is the safest long term systemic treatment for psoriasis?

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit. D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more

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Suffering from patchy colitis and psoriasis what treatment should I take?

Suffering from patchy colitis and psoriasis what treatment should I take?

Possibly TNFs: I have never heard of "patchy colitis." do you mean crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis? If so, tnf agents such as Humira or Remicade (infliximab) would be excellent treatment for both disorders. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of uvb rays for psoriasis and laser treatment? And if this treatment is once done is there any chnace will it get back.

What are the side effects of uvb rays for psoriasis and laser treatment? And if this treatment is once done is there any chnace will it get back.

RAY OF LIGHT: Uvb therapy for psoriasis is fairly safe. As long as person is not overexposed, the risk of solar damage and skin cancer is minimal. Often patients need a series of treatments to get benefit. When treatment stops, the psoriasis can and often comes back. I'm not aware of laser therapy for psoriasis. ...Read more