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Discoid Lupus Hair Loss
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. 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 (or androgenic) 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 first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...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.
Lupus and hair loss: It depends on te type of hair loss. If it is generalized and from overall illness, it may work (not sure what it is, but rogaine (minoxidil) topical is probably more effective). If the hair loss is focal/spotty and well demarcated, a steroid injection may be better. ...Read more
I have lupus and take plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). 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?
Jus dx w/lupus. Elev CRP hair loss low grade fevers at times. ANA 1:320. Pain in upper left back. Minor chest pain. Any ideas! ?
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
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