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Itchy skin and rashes and losing body hair.

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  • Posted By: sadstew
  • March 11, 2007
  • 10:34 PM

I'm writing on behalf of my girlfriend who cannot get a reasonable diognosis from her GP . On her most recent visit she was told she was suffering from depression, i'm not suprised considering the symptoms!:mad:
They stated off a few months ago with a rash on her arm which she put down to her hair dye. Having tried almost all she can, from steroid creams to penecillin she still has the rash. With that she has also over the last few weeks started to get 'itchy skin' in which she scratches herself to bleeding point in the night. If that's not enough she has started to lose her body hair. On her arms, face and most notabley her eyebrows and eyelashes:confused: . I'm really worried for her now as she has given up being fobbed off by her GP, please help (and excuse my grammer!).

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  • I wish I knew more about these things, but the first thing I recommend is that she change GP's!The next thing, is to change all laundry detergents to hypo-allergenic ones (no color, no scent), and to add an extra rinse cycle if your washer has the ability. Then re-wash all clothes, sheets, etc.It is possible to become allergic to something you weren't allergic to before. But if she can afford it/insurance will cover it, the best thing she can do is go see a dermatologist. Hair falling out is really major! (Not that itching is miner!)I hope she gets some relief soon. It sounds miserable.Good luck,Shula
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  • Hemochromatosis is a fairly common genetic based iron overload disorder that could be responsible. There are several simple blood tests for it.
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