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Discoid Lupus Hair Loss
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
What drugs do I use for lumps n discolouration and bald patches when diagnosed with discoid lupus?Am on methyl predisolone at the moment n not working
Chronic changes: Discoid lupus can heal but it can take a long time - weeks to months because the skin has been injured. It is hard to be patient. Talk to your dermatologist about topical medications and oral medications to help bring your skin condition under control. Steroid injections into the skin are also helpful. ...Read more
An indeterminant per: Hair loss can be a long term or temporary issue depending on the activity of the underlying lupus. The better the control of the lupus, the better the chance that the hair loss can also improve. However, hair can occasionally persist even if the lupus control is good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi. My sister has lupus and experiencing excessive hair loss. Is it ok for her to use anti hair loss products especificaly "novuhair"-phil.-made.
I have lupus and take plaquenil. I've been taking biotin for a while to see if it would help hair loss. Is there anything I can do?
Hard choice: If it controls your lupus that makes it a difficult choice. Lupus itself can cause hair loss, but on the other hand if placqunil works it is an excellent choice. You and your doctor need to discuss how bad it is, what other choice is available.because other than stopping it there is no other treatment for hair loss due to placquenil. Some reports say the hair loss stops and reverses but no studies ...Read more
If u had a positive ANA test but dont have lupus could it account 4 another illness? Esp if u r sick all the time w chronic fevers,pain,hair loss,etc?
Positive ANA: means that you might have some sort of connective tissue disease, not necessarily lupus, and positive ANA by itself doesn't diagnose lupus or any other connective tissue disease, it is just an indicator, other tests and clinical history and examination will make the final diagnosis, please see your doctor, who might refer you to a rheumatologist, good luck ...Read more
How common is hair loss after pregnancy? I'm losing large clumps daily but I'm also being tested for lupus. I gave birth 4 months ago. Cause?
Achy, fatigued, hair loss with no answers from doctor. Thyroid blood test is ok- Is lupus a possibility and what blood test to ask for?
No news is good news: No answers from doctors because there is no definitve answer, if any doctor suspects a specific condition he/she would work on it, fatigue and hair loss aren't only common for thyroid disease or lupus, several other conditions share them, and could simply be without a specific reason, at any rate, ANA screen if negative, is a good test for ruling out lupus, wish you wellness, ...Read more
Discoid lupus (think singer seal) is seen by itself or with systemic lupus erythematosus (sle). Abut 25% of sle pts have discoid symptoms. If discoid lupus is by itself, 5-10% of them will go on to have sle, but the disease is relatively mild. Discoid lesions are areas of inflammation that go through the dermal layer of skin, causing scarring (like stretch marks). ...Read more
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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