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I have lupus and im losing my hair you can see my scalp how can I help that ? Is there a cream to help my hair grow back that is safe?

I have lupus and im losing my hair you can see my scalp how can I help that ? Is there a cream to help my hair grow back that is safe?

Cream will not help.: Hair loss in lupus is due to an inflammation involving the blood supply to the hair follicle. The best treatment is rigid control of the lupus. A dermatologist may suggest trying local cortisone injections to the scalp. ...Read more

 

Scalp: Definition

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-con ...Read more

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Checklist: Living with Lupus

Schedule regular clinic visits with rheumatologist & don't miss them
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Take all of your medications every day. Discuss changes with rheum doc.
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Avoid unprotected sun exposure. Wear SPF30+ and a hat everyday.
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Get plenty of rest every day -- fatigue can trigger flares
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Eat a well-balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
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Engage in low-impact exercise such as walking, bicycling, and swimming
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Limit time in the sun and use sunscreen
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Can lupus cause eczema on scalp?

Can lupus cause eczema on scalp?

No.: They are two unrelated diseases. Eczema is quite common so the combination would not be unusual! ...Read more

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What shampoo could I use on my scalp ... It's very sore over being out today in fresh air.. I have lupus and it's getting me down .

What shampoo could I use on my scalp ... It's very sore over being out today in fresh air.. I have lupus and it's getting me down .

Shampoo for lupus: Sore scalp and lupus don't necessarily mix. Talk with your dermatologist or rheumatologist. There is a prescription shampoo with cortisone that may be helpful. ...Read more

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Checklist: Living with Lupus

Get plenty of rest and sleep, which is when the body repairs itself
at bedtime
Exercise to inc. joint flexibility,improve muscle tone,inc bone strnth
2x day
Use sunblock every single day—even when it’s cloudy.
yearly
Rashes persist, check with your doc about possible meds to use
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Does lupus cause you to get rashes and sores on your skin?

Yes: People with lupus can have a variety of cutaneous manifestations. There are many rashes from lupus but people with lupus can also get rashes that are not from lupus. You need a dermatology evaluation because different rashes need different therapies. If the rash is from lupus that needs direct attention. There are topical, oral and injection therapies and specific rashes need specific rx. ...Read more

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