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I need urgent and scientific help. My partner has a very severe illness of hairy part of his skin on his head. His mental shape is catastrophic and he keeps saying every day about suicide and jumping from the window of our 10th floor apartment. I fear that he may really do it. Men in his family, from father and mother side, were never bald. And my partner had no signs of baldness. But one day during holidays in Turkey he went out of swimming pool with pimples and pustules on his chest. This pimples and pustules expanded on his face and finally on his scalp. And stayed on his scalp for some weeks. The whole story You have further down in detail. The fact is that he started to loose hair irregularly on the top of his head. We have photographed a lot. On the skin there were small pimples after several months there are red dots. The hair actually is not falling in numbers, but rather disappears, sort of like it dissolves. We have visited dozens of doctors in Poland, including the Dermatologic Clinic of the main Warsaw Medical University and nobody knows what it is. Lichen planus has been diagnosed but several findings are against these theory. I think that this is kind of infection, perhaps bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, parasites, because small similar changes were identified on the head of my partner’s son. Please help us, because the condition of my partner’s head is deteriorating and it looks that it spreads on other people and doctors in Poland are so week and neglecting that we have no other hope: only You could help us. Please treat it seriously.

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    Hello Anost,

    I am sorry but it seems to me that you friend is badly in need of good medical intervention.  I am not qualified to comment on the condition that you describe.  If this incident in Turkey that initiated the symptoms was not so long ago, it may be that in time it will right itself given time.  If there are outbreaks of the skin I would have thought a course of antibiotics would help here, but please do not take my advice to heart for, as I have said, I am not qualified to offer it. 

    I do hope that a solution presents itself and I send my sympathy and best wishes for a recovery. 

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      Dear Brenda,

      thank you. It's so good to hear that someone feels sympathy... 

      He had a course of antibiotics but it helped only for a few months. He took various drugs and dermatological creams... We feel so helpless, I feel so helpless... 

      And Brenda, what do you mean by saying:  good medical intervention? Where I should look for it? Do you know any doctors, clinics...? 

      regards,

      An

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      Hello Anost,

      I do not know if you are entitled to ask for a second opinion in Poland as we are in the UK.  I am afraid that if you wish to go outwith your own country to get the help that is needed it means you will have to pay.  There is a magazine that has been published in the UK called WDDTY (What Doctors Don't Tell You).  You may be able to find them on the internet and direct a query to them.  They are very much into alternative medicine. I used to subscribe but stopped a long time ago.  I think they may have changed their name to PROOF!

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    Hi Anost

    I am not a doctor but feel you should go back to the doctor and get clear clarification as to what this condition is and how to treat it.  Good Luck.

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    "His mental shape is catastrophic and he keeps saying every day about suicide and jumping from the window of our 10th floor apartment. I fear that he may really do it. "

    I don't know what mental health services or provisions there in Poland but I would strongly suggest you get him to contact a Dr who can refer him for counselling / mental health support.

    There are two issues going on here - a physical condition which is, now by the look of it, in hand - the other issue is his mental health and that needs adressing urgently if he suicidal or having active suicidal thoughts.

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      PVP-ouch, thank you. I was talking with my boyfriend many times about psychiatric help, he knows it's absolutely necessary...

      the problem is he has had enough of calls and visits to doctors who only order expensive medical tests... He feels humiliated. and he still suffers. 

       

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    It is a shame that he has been put off by the tests the Dr ordered, such a shame.

    If he won't attend the Dr do get Pyschiatric help do you have anything in Poland like The Samaritans in the UK? This is a group that provides 24/7 help (usually by phone) to those in distress and feeling suicidal.

    I really do hope he gets help for this, I feel counselling may allow him breathing space and to consider his options in a more clear frame of mind.

    Hope he succeeds in getting help and resolving this

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    Hello Anost,

    I am very sorry but I have nothing more to offer in the way of help.  All I can say is that in the UK many men are bald.  Both my sons are.  It runs in the family.  My oldest son shaved all his hair off when the top of his head lost all its hair.  They are both well adjusted and cheerful and I think that they are very nice looking, as do their girlfriends.  I realise that your friend needs support that I am unable to offer.  I am very sorry indeed.  As his mental state is so low perhaps your doctor can prescribe some anti depressants.  This may bring him to a calmer frame of mind.

     

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