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   Posted 3/7/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
this is reguarding anyone that has major hair loss problems right now.....this may help you!! It helped me tremedously and you should try it!
I thought I was loosing hair due to all my medication. I mean I lost over half my hair and I thought it would never stop!! I was crying all the time and embarrassed!!  My GI doctor had me see the best Dermo Dr. around. She took a scalp sample right away. When the results came back a few days later, she told me I had inflammation of my scalp. She could tell by just looking at it also but took a sample just in case. My scalp was itchy, red, and my hair was falling out in clumps. She started me on a foam medicine right away.
It is called OLUX FOAM (.05%), or a generic name for it is CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE FOAM
This medicine saved my scalp and my hair stopped about 1 week after applying it 2 times a day. Once before bed and once in the morning. It is a topical steroid and it works.
I advise anyone experiencing major hairloss.....please talk and suggest to your GI and Dermo Dr. about this. I am only 25 years old and losing my hair was tramatic!!!! I really don't want anyone else suffering from the hairloss like I did. I know Ive read may blogs on young adults like myself having the same problem. Dont hesitate to ask me any questions. My hair is growing back more and is stronger than ever! I hope this helps someone :)

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   Posted 3/8/2010 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the info, it is worth remembering. No hair loss yet but def red and itching scalp!

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   Posted 3/8/2010 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I have hairloss without a red and itching scalp! I'm taking vitamins and it seems to be getting a bit better... I'm glad you found something that worked for you!!
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin

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   Posted 3/20/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
MPaulineG: i was wondering what kind of derm you went. have been struggling with hair loss for a year now and have UC I am only 28. Not sure where you live but was your derm by anychance in the NYC area?

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   Posted 3/20/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in the Chicago area. She is a dermotologist in the Elgin, IL area. She was wonderful. You should go to your dermo and ask to try that stuff I posted about earlier. I am only 25 and lost almost 1/2 my hair!!!!!!!! It was soooooo depressing!!! I deeply feel your pain. My hair is now growing back like crazy.....I really insist you make an apt. asap! Good luck and Let me know what happens.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in August of 2007. Female/25. Been hospitalized 3 times.
*Asacol (4)400mg pills 2 times a day=4800mg
*Prilosec OTC 20mg
*Humira 40mg every week (started Aug. 09)
*Asprin 325mg (heart surgery and good for Crohn's)
*Septal Occluder implant of the heart (Nov. 6, 2009)
*Multivitamin,Calcium, 4mg of Biotin & E-400

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   Posted 3/21/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been experiencing hairloss paralel to my UC and Crohn's, and believed it was related to it, and inevitable... I am glad you found the solution for you, but I'm not sure wheather anyone should apply the foam without consulting their doctor...

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   Posted 3/21/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Alot of Crohnies have had luck with the hair shedding from Crohns, by adding Folic Acid and Biotin. But if those don't work for you, then do talk to your doctor.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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   Posted 3/23/2010 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anybody tried propecia? I've heard great things and its just 1 pill 1 time a day... Very minimal side-effects other than having to urinate a lot. My best friend who is a Derm said that it would not affect any other medicines I am taking nor affect the stomach.
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