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Tosca 09-02-2004 12:15 PM

Princess Caroline's Alopecia
 
I read in an Italian magazine called "Alta SocietÓ" (High Society) that Princess Caroline would be suffering from psoriasis. Does anyone know anything more about that?

Ciao,

Tosca

Bunkycat 09-02-2004 01:42 PM

Hi Tosca;

Psoriasis presents itself as red, thickened areas with silvery scales. Most often it appears on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Some cases of it are so mild that people don't know they even have it while others can scratch their skin raw, to the point of bleeding. Severe psoriasis may cover large areas of the body.

If she had this, wouldn't we have noticed it at the recent royal weddings?

The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown. There is no 'cure' for psoriasis, but there are some drugs, shampoos, and body washes that offer some relief. I'm sure Caroline, if she has it in any form, will have access to the best methods of controlling it.

I have not heard about her suffering with this until you mentioned it.

Bunky

ILoveCristina 09-05-2004 05:17 AM

I hadn't heard about it neither. I also think we would have seen it, but who knows...

Ennyllorac 09-05-2004 08:51 AM

Years ago Caroline did suffer from a skin problem in which she lost her hair. I don't remember what the name of the condition is but during that time she wore lots of head scarves.

Ianna 09-05-2004 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ennyllorac
Years ago Caroline did suffer from a skin problem in which she lost her hair. I don't remember what the name of the condition is but during that time she wore lots of head scarves.

I think it is called alopecia.

maryshawn 09-06-2004 07:35 PM

It is alopecia (hair loss) and her aunt said it was brought on from stress. Psoriasis is another skin condition--more common than people think. Perhaps she is particularly subsceptible to skin problems......

kittencrews 09-06-2004 08:12 PM

I remember reading a while back that she does have very sensitive skin and she uses a very high dollar cream (DUH!).

mktv2000 09-29-2004 05:20 PM

I actually know people with both problems. If she has either of these...and they are related to her hair loss...it would be alopecia. Psoriasis doesn't cause anything like that. Most likely she doesn't have Psoriasis because of the revealing outfits she often wears to galas. Most often it shows up on the scalp, and on the elbows and knees and the like. So chances are we would have seen something.

Alopecia makes more sense...it can definitly cause your hair to fall out (including your eyebrows if it is bad enough) and flairs up becuase of stress.

maryshawn 10-20-2004 09:30 PM

Caroline's mom had very delicate skin which she shielded from the sun most of the time. She was quoted as saying she liked rainy days best as they were good for the skin. She did consult an aesthetician (sp?) who advised her on skin care and--yes--used expensive products. Like Jacqueline Kennedy she was a big fan of Erno Lazlo who had wonderful products. I believe someone has his formulas and re-launched his product line not all that long ago......but pricey I'm sure.

BurberryBrit 04-25-2006 12:47 AM

Caroline's Alopecia
 
I saw pictures of Caroline bald and read that she had alopecia, which is when your hair falls out. For a lot of women it is permanent.

Does anyone know more about her condition? Did she go out bald or did she wear a wig? Did she receive treatment? I ask because hair is a big interest of mine and I'm curious to know how she managed to grow her hair back (unless she's wearing a wig now). Thanks.

monica17 04-25-2006 04:49 AM

I know a bit..... Caroline used to wear either a turban or a scarf. Then she preferred to go bald for a time. Not sure how long it lasted - a year? It started around 1996. Her hair eventually grew back.

Kastalia 04-25-2006 07:45 AM

Yes,it was in 1996 and rumors say that she was very stressed because her relationship with Prince Ernst was at the beginning while he was still married to Chantal Hochuli,so this stress caused her this problem.She never wore a wig she was using turban.But then her her grew back.
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...nemonaco40.jpg

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...nemonaco39.jpg

from Brigitte's site Worldroots.com

kittencrews 04-25-2006 05:25 PM

I read that once is started falling out from stress that she shaved it... it wasn't that she became naturally bald...

CasiraghiTrio 04-25-2006 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kastalia
Yes,it was in 1996 and rumors say that she was very stressed because her relationship with Prince Ernst was at the beginning while he was still married to Chantal Hochuli,so this stress caused her this problem.She never wore a wig she was using turban.But then her her grew back.
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...nemonaco40.jpg

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...nemonaco39.jpg

from Brigitte's site Worldroots.com

I think very, very severe levels of stress cause alopecia, so I'm sure Kastalia is partially right in that the Ernst/Chantal/Caro love triangle may have been a contributing factor, but I also think it was much more than that. Since it happened in 1996, I wonder if Caroline was under a particular amount of pressure in the buildup to the 1997 Grimaldi 700 celebrations. Anyone think it's possible?

BurberryBrit 04-26-2006 04:44 AM

Thank you for the replies. Even with the bald head, she managed to remain confident. I know I would have had low self esteem about it because hair is so important to women.

fandesacs2003 04-26-2006 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kittencrews
I read that once is started falling out from stress that she shaved it... it wasn't that she became naturally bald...

Yes, I've heard the same. Alopecia makes you loose your hair in an irregular way, not fully, but since this is very ugly, she shaved all. She was wearing a scarf/turban, but a magazine (I THINK it was Paris Match, but not sure) published pics of her, bald in her yacht, with Ernst. The paparazzi succeed two things, taking Caro bald+with Ernst, at this time not an official couple.....

As regards the stress, out of her relation with Ernst, do not forget that Caroline in 1990 faced the absolute tragedy, by loosing Stefano. And for years she was also raising alone her 3 children, not easy....

Consequently, such awful events can provoke, even years after, very strong reactions...

Kastalia 04-26-2006 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kittencrews
I read that once is started falling out from stress that she shaved it...

Maybe,who knows...

tbhrc 05-02-2006 12:41 PM

Here is a little timeline from Voici

August 28th, 1996

http://i1.tinypic.com/x1yhd1.jpg


September 14th, 1996

http://i1.tinypic.com/x1yhp0.jpg


October 10th, 1996

http://i3.tinypic.com/x1yhsp.jpg


November 11th, 1996

http://i2.tinypic.com/x1yhye.jpg


November 19th, 1996

http://i3.tinypic.com/x1yidy.jpg


November 21st, 1996

http://i3.tinypic.com/x1yi54.jpg



And finally

http://i2.tinypic.com/x1yik3.jpg

koko 05-03-2006 03:51 AM

Very interesting to see the development of her hair in pictures, tbhrc.

In the last one, she reminds me of Nefertiti, the Egyptian Queen. The picture is one of the very bests! Look at her features, her skin...

lal 05-03-2006 07:14 PM

:) Doctors say they are not sure what exactly causes Alopecia
although many say it could be due to stress. There are 3 types of Alopecia: areata, totalis, or universalis. Alopecia is not prejudice nor does it occurr in a particular age group. It can affect men, women, and children. I have known children to be affected at the age of 3 years. Also, any race has the possiblity to getting it. Sometimes your hair will grow back or sometimes not. Sometimes it may grow back with your natural hair color or it may grow back white. It can afect a person's self-esteem. Family support is very important. At least it is not life threatening!:)


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