Laser Hair Treatment

K16 Patient question: Would laser hair treatment have an effect on my PC symptoms?

Physician response

Dr. Hansen, a dermatologist who consults for the IPCRR members, indicated we have never seen any connection or problem from PC with this type of treatment. Of course, every individual may react differently, but there should be no concerns specifically because of the keratin mutation you carry which causes PC.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure.

K6a patient asked “I’ve been battling with this painful sore on my right foot for over 2 weeks now, and I was wondering if you would ask the physicians whether they think Hyperbaric oxygen therapy would help heal PC sores/blisters like these.”

PC physicians’ comments

1. There is no data on HBO therapy for PC

2. The basis of the HBO therapy is to force oxygen to sores that will not heal over periods of time due to a lack of oxygen to the sore (lack of circulation, etc.)

3. There is no rationale for HBO therapy being effective for PC and none of the physicians felt this would be effective or an option they would recommend.


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