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Old 06-22-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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Mom has had PD for about 4-5 years, and is in a care home now. She still has her mind, which is great, but the rigidity is such that she can no longer stand. I wonder about her scalp because she is beginning to have eczema. Do anyone of your loved ones have this? How do you control it when the staff can only wash her hair once a week?

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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Re: scalp conditions

Boy, that's a real tough one. My mom is 87, and in the final stages of parkinsons disease. She has psoriasis on the scalp, and has had it for years. She had been using T-gel shampoo for years, and seemed to help some, but hard to really get away from the itching,redness, and scabbing. Mom is in a care facility and I am not sure what they have been using.But luckily, it really has not been so bad lately. But, maybe try asking your mom's doctor if he knows of any good scalp treatment that you could use on her in addition to what they are doing for her. Or even check with your pharmacist. They possibly would know of something. Good luck.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:59 AM   #3
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Re: scalp conditions

I spoke with the RN this morning and she was going to look at it. Also, Mom has had a cough for several weeks now, and everything checks out normal respiratory wise, so she is going to have a swallowing test to see if the PD is accelerating.
Thanks again, and so sorry to hear about your Mom. God bless, Rosemary

 
Old 08-13-2008, 10:36 PM   #4
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Mom is in a care facility and I am not sure what they have been using.But luckily, it really has not been so bad lately. But, maybe try asking your mom's doctor if he knows of any good scalp treatment that you could use on her in addition to what they are doing for her. Or even check with your pharmacist.

 
Old 08-15-2008, 05:10 AM   #5
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Mom's scalp condition has improved, and I don't know if there have been any changes in the way it was treated, but I looked recently at her scalp and there weren't any scales, scabbing, or bleeding.

 
Old 08-15-2008, 09:16 AM   #6
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i have parkinsons, does anyone feel like they are going to fall backwards, i have a walker and i still feel like i'm going to fall.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:06 AM   #7
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Sorry to hear about your trouble with falling, as that has happened to both my Mom and Mother in Law who suffer(ed) with PD. I would see if there is a Parkinson's support group in your area, because they can help address any of these problems with you. Once we belonged to one, and would invite speakers to help with different problems that Parkinsonians face. God bless, 4point9

 
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