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Hi my hair and skin are going very thin due to long term prednisilone

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Hi my hair and skin are going very thin due to long term prednisilone use could you advise me which products to use
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--can I first act what medical conditions you have and why you take the prednisilone? Can you tell me the problem with your skin?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I take steroids since my condition of Giant Cell Artiritis and Polymyalgia were diagnosed to start i was on 60mg per day and it has taken 6 mths to get down to 7.5 milg per day which it what i will have to stay on for perhaps 3 yrs my skin on my arms looks like that of an 80 year old and if i knock myself i have big purple bruises my hair suddenly went like i had it had been bleached a few times as a hairdresser i knew something was not right put it down to shampoo and changed brand over the last two weeks i would say i have lost 40 % and my scalp feels irritated

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sorry for the delay Jill--has your doctor evaluated this as yet?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No Have an appointment on tuesday

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK For now you can use Rogaine for the hair and both oral and topical vitamin E (pill and cream) along with calendula cream for the skin problem. This could well be a low thyroid problem or a vitamin deficiency problem so hopefully your doctor will check for both of those.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

What is best shampoo and conditioner to use as my scalp is very irritable.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Johnson's Baby shampoo or any equivalent baby shampoo and no conditioner for now
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