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Hair Loss Due To Psoriasis
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dermatologist: I would start with a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I Have psoriasis on my head,but I have these raised lines almost circles in different spots of my head,is this the psoriasis? I have hair loss.
Scalp issues: there is no way to tell online. Your dermatologist is waiting to see you! ...Read more
I have psoriasis on my scalp, can that cause hair loss/female pattern baldness? my father has psoriasis.
Possibly: Consult a dermatologist and get checked for autoimmune illness. ...Read more
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
While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?
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
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