Dermatology Questions? Ask an Online Dermatologist.
Thank you for your question. My name is***** - I am a Dermatologist and will do my best to provide a useful input.
Which anti-dandruff shampoos have you tried?
Okay then its very hard to say what's going on without actually examining your problem in person - I was suspecting Seborrheic Dermatitis but in that case Nizoral and Clobetasol should have helped.
Am therefore opting out of the question to open it to other experts. Regards.
Hello, I am Dr Whelihan - Gynecologist. I would also like to add that hair loss with the change of birth control pills or hormones is commonly reported. It is due to hormone fluctuation and tends to be self-limiting. The change back to "normal" is slow and may take up to 6 mos for the hormones to balance. Also note that the BCP blocks testosterone and when you stop the BCP, it may allow your natural testosterone to increase which can contribute to your oily skin and acne like bumps. Did you stop the pill because you are trying to get pregnant?
You are certainly NOT too old! A healthy woman can continue the pill until age 55! Not to mention the non-contraceptive benefits like ovarian cancer reduction, uterine cancer reduction and perhaps even colon cancer reduction. The hormone fluctuations and mood issues are quite significant as you get into your 40s so you may feel better on! Labs are pretty much useless at your age. Menopause occurs around age 51 and is defined by one year of no bleeding, NOT by a labs value. If you don't feel good we can manage your symptoms despite any lab value.