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Old Fri, Apr-21-06, 17:35
xnikx xnikx is offline
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Default Eczema/dandraft And Pcos

has any one noticed that they have both eczema and dandraft since finding out they have pcos or happen to have a bad case of either who also have pcos?
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Old Thu, May-04-06, 22:34
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Hi Nicola,

Yes, I have both eczema and dandruff. I have really awful eczema in the coldest part of the winter as well as the hottest part of the summer. I thought at one point it was triggered by something I was eating but if it is, I can't find a pattern. I've always had dandruff but never thought it was linked to PCOS. Do you have any research on this issue? If so, I'd love to read it. Thanks.
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Old Fri, May-05-06, 19:49
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nope thats the problem i wouldnt know where to begin, i also think there is a link in sleep as well, cause i think (self dianostic) that my sleep hormone melatonin is messed up cause of PCOS and is the reason i cant get to sleep easily at night
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Old Sat, May-06-06, 15:49
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PCOS and eczema are signs of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D also promotes hair and scalp health so I suppose dandruff can also be linked.

Vitamin D also sets circadian rhythms, i.e. sleep patterns.
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Old Sat, May-06-06, 23:49
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I think there's a PCOS link to sleep patterns too. I have the hardest time STAYING asleep once I go. And, because I have such a difficult time, I'm ALWAYS tired. I found something on that a while ago...I'll have to search and see if I can can find it again. If so, I'll post it.
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Old Sun, May-07-06, 08:16
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PCOS and eczema are signs of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D also promotes hair and scalp health so I suppose dandruff can also be linked.

Vitamin D also sets circadian rhythms, i.e. sleep patterns.



but i have read that its only the case in people with pcos when it comes to every day tiredness, where as my problem is im never tired enough TO fall asleep but once i am asleep i can sleep 10hours with out waking

but intresting comment in the vit D thing, what foods can i get that in?
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Old Sun, May-07-06, 13:54
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but i have read that its only the case in people with pcos when it comes to every day tiredness, where as my problem is im never tired enough TO fall asleep but once i am asleep i can sleep 10hours with out waking

but intresting comment in the vit D thing, what foods can i get that in?
Only oily fish, mackerel, sardines, herring, and cod liver oil. Otherwise you can get it from unsunscreened skin in the sun and supplements.
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Old Sun, May-07-06, 13:57
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well that explains why i have all this stuff lol i never eat none of that
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Old Tue, Jun-20-06, 15:22
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i get really bad dandruff when i eat anything that has yeast in it.....so this is something you guys might want to consider
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Old Mon, Jul-17-06, 12:41
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That yeast sensitivity....I know about that...I never could decide if it was the bread or the yeast, but I am much better off not having either yeast or flour in my life...at least for today.

I am doing a heavy Vitamin D protocol and my dandruff and excema has cleared up. The excema at times has been closer to seborrheic dermatitis than excema.
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Old Tue, Jul-18-06, 07:58
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really!! I think i better consider increasing my vit d intake, cos my dandruff gets reallly bad and can be embarassing
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Old Tue, Jul-18-06, 16:07
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well since readin the sugestion about avoidin all yeast my dandraft has stayed the same, and the eczema has increased so not sure my problem is linked with the yeast intake, im guessin maybe stress?
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Old Fri, Jul-21-06, 13:15
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I have extreme eczema and psoriasis. It shows up at different parts of my body. For the last few years it is on my scalp to the point my hair was falling out, and my scalp was bleeding. I couldn't sleep due to the itch and burn. I couldn't wear dark shirts because the psoriasis "scales" would fall out and look like dandruff. I tried over the counter things, didn't even work a tad. I went to the deratologist and went through tons of meds then finally a steroid foam worked. It was suck a relief. every 6 months I have to switch to a new one because it stops working. Please see your dermatologist, it makes a world of difference.
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Old Fri, Jul-21-06, 22:49
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yeh it stops workin cause ur body gets used to it, same as wen in the gym u have to change the routine cause it gets to easy after a while, shampoos do the same as well, one month it will make ur hair shiny the next few months it woke work as well, then if u chnage it for a while to another brand then come back to 3 months later it will work again
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Old Sun, Jul-23-06, 21:32
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Don't know what causes it, but a cream or grease with sulfur in it will clear it up right away. I know it's odd, but I used Shapley's MTG. It's normally used on horse but....it works.


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Hi Nicola,

Yes, I have both eczema and dandruff. I have really awful eczema in the coldest part of the winter as well as the hottest part of the summer. I thought at one point it was triggered by something I was eating but if it is, I can't find a pattern. I've always had dandruff but never thought it was linked to PCOS. Do you have any research on this issue? If so, I'd love to read it. Thanks.
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