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Treatments for Bamboo hair syndrome

Treatment List for Bamboo hair syndrome

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Bamboo hair syndrome includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Treatment involves symptomatic measures:
  • Emollients and keratolytics to assist with moisturizing the skin
  • Antibiotics for infections - skin or other.
  • Antihistamines
  • Topical steroids - not as useful in infants due to risk of systemic complications such as suppression of pituitary gland activity. Large areas of severely damaged skin allow more absorption of the steroids.
  • Photochemotherapy and oral retinoids may help some patients but may aggravate the skin in others

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