I discovered that my skin became more sensitive when I got AU. Also, my skin became more dry and more sensitive for hot showers and sauna and hot weather. I use body oils and I do not want to use Corticosteroid cream as possible.
My dermatologist explained that everybody has micro parasites crawling on their skin, but when you lose hair you become more vulnerable for those things.
Are there more people with AU with this problem?
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Initially this was also my experience, I couldn't stand my clothes. My skin was also very dry, but I've always used lotion from time to time. Summer obviously less than I do in the winter.
Hi, I have had AU for about 25 years and I most certainly have dry sensitive skin. Taking hot shows does make it worse. I just use some cheap lotion right after every shower and I don't notice it throughout the day.
Agreed, as soon as I get out of the shower I quickly dry off and put lotion on. For me its mostly my arms, back and face. Is this related to my AU or some other condition I am not sure, but the lotion works.
PS sunburns really suck with sensitive/dry skin. Its not really the burning but the itchiness that comes after the burn. Worst couple days ever. Wear sunscreen if you ever hangout in the sun... don't get burned :)
Sweet, thank you :)
Yes. I never used to get much acne or blemishes but now after getting alopecia I get a bit of that. I also have drier skin now.
I started using sunscreen multiple times a day which keeps the blemishes nearly all at bay. My dermatologist says sun can be one of the biggest triggers for "sensitive skin" which she says she often sees showing up with alopecians
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