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Doctor insights on: Hair Loss Due To Psoriasis

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When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

Cycle length : Usual cycle length for individual hair follicles is published at around 1000-1200 days. But in a whole patch on your head each follicle is independent and so it goes... ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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Is there some kind of connection between psoriasis and hair loss?

Is there some kind of connection between psoriasis and hair loss?

Scalp Psoriasis: If someone has moderate to severe scalp psoriasis there is a possibility that they may experience some hairloss or thinning. If the scalp psoriasis is treated, then the hair will usually regrow and thicken. Otherwise, there is little evidence to support a link between psoriasis and hairloss. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish the difference between telogen effluvium hair loss and hair loss from psoriasis?

Dermatologist: Your dermatologist should be able to tell you quite easily and provide a treatment for it. ...Read more

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What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

Trauma: Psoriasis is a genetic or inherited disorder. Any type of trauma to the skin can trigger a psoriasis lesion to occur at that site. ...Read more

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I am suffering with scalp psoriasis and I am suffering with major hair loss. Can I get any remedies for preventing this?

I am suffering with scalp psoriasis and I am suffering with major hair loss. Can I get any remedies for preventing this?

Psoriasis of the scout: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, so this is just a general statement of advice. Psoriasis is certainly a condition in which can be helped on the scalp. You should be seeing a dermatologist for this, for sure. There is also help for male pattern hair loss including a drug you take e ...Read more

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While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?

While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?

Uncertain: Laser dermatologists would be able to answer this question better. Low level laser therapy does not seem to do much in other fields despite the claims. We tried it in rheumatology and did not find much benefit for rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more