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    Default psoriasis on the scalp and increased growth????

    Anybody else get this during the colder months?

    Every year without fail, I get a scabby scalp which hurts like mad, even pouring water on it feels like acid.

    Funny though, I get this always just before a growth spurt, well from what I have noticed in the last 2 years. From every negative comes a positive I suppose!

    Is there any connection? anybody else notice this?
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    Default Re: psoriosis on the scalp and increased growth????

    Have you actually been diagnosed with psoriasis? There are several skin conditions that result in a scabby scalp.

    As psoriasis is an autoimmune disease making your skin cells renew every 3-4 days (as opposed to the ususal month), it sounds possible that your hair would also grow faster. My OH has psoriasis, but he shaves his head, so I don´t really know if his hair grows faster in the scabby spots.

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    Yes I have I also get it on my torso and knees.

    Yes I understand the condition, I am a RN and both my daughters and late father suffered, my eldest daughter has ultra violet treatment for hers, which unfortunatelly didnt work for the rest of us.

    I tend to get it when I am stressed and what with my daughter making up stories, my husband cheating on me and my father dying this year, i am not suprised really its flared up as bad this year!

    Maybe it coincidence then?
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    I don't think my skin condition is psoriasis, but I have on and off had problems with scabby scalp and it is definitely a nuisance. I have a patch on the back of my head now, just above the hair line and it can drive me bonkers at times. I stick my (not very long) nails in it hard to get some relief I haven't got problems with water stinging though.

    I get it on other bits of my body too. Years ago my then GP diagnosed it as psoriasis, but my next GP said it was 'merely' dermatitis and told me to apply eumovate when necessary (not for my scalp by the way, that wasn't an issue at the time), and keep it moisturised with aqueous cream. With both pregnancies it completely faded, but now it has come back again. Stress flares it up for me too I am also very bad for picking and scratching, esp on my elbow

    Regarding the scalp issues: I haven't noticed any relation between it and growth spurts but I will definitely monitor it from now on. I do only get relatively small patches so I don't think I'll notice much in terms of extra hair growth overall.

    Sorry to hear you've got it bad, jojo
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    Well, as I said, it seems possible to me that the two are connected. Like, as your skin produces more skin cells, your follicles produce more hair?

    Slightly OT: My OH started using calendula-infused vaseline (in Germany known as Melkfett) about a month ago, and he has very good results with it, despite the mineral oil. It wouldn´t be a good idea for your scalp, though.


    ETA: I just wanted to add that most skin conditions have stress as a trigger. It´s our body´s way of expressing itself - in German we say "the skin is the mirror of the soul".
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    The increased growth could be due to the extra rubbing and friction on your scalp, while you're trying to take care of the problems. Maybe it's making your blood circulate up there faster?
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    Jojo - I do not have any helpful advice but just wanted to say I feel for you with all you are going through. Something that helped me when life got awful was my mantra, "this too, shall pass." I hope you are able to get beyond this stressful period in your life and things start looking up very soon. I am sorry to hear of your father's passing, I understand how you feel. Hugs!
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    Default Re: psoriosis on the scalp and increased growth????

    It sounds logical to me that a condition that makes your skin renew ridiculously fast would make your hair grow faster. I imagine that your body's sending more resources to your scalp and since a lot of things for increasing scalp growth tend to involve increasing the blood flow to the scalp, it seems to me that it would work the same even when the cause is a bloody pain. I hope things gets better for you, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calista View Post
    Well, as I said, it seems possible to me that the two are connected. Like, as your skin produces more skin cells, your follicles produce more hair?

    Slightly OT: My OH started using calendula-infused vaseline (in Germany known as Melkfett) about a month ago, and he has very good results with it, despite the mineral oil. It wouldn´t be a good idea for your scalp, though.


    ETA: I just wanted to add that most skin conditions have stress as a trigger. It´s our body´s way of expressing itself - in German we say "the skin is the mirror of the soul".
    I love that saying, never heard it before but very true, funny you should mention the vaseline based stuff, ive not heard of that but my mum said today put some on your scalp overnight, going to have a go with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieLeigh View Post
    The increased growth could be due to the extra rubbing and friction on your scalp, while you're trying to take care of the problems. Maybe it's making your blood circulate up there faster?
    Now I never thought of that, you could be on to something there, im forever scratching know i shouldnt but its so itchy.
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