Top
10
Doctor insights on: Will Prednisone Make Your Hair Fall Out

Share
1

1
Does prednisone or plaquinal (sp) cause hair loss?

Does prednisone or plaquinal (sp) cause hair loss?

Prednisone - yes: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) - not commonly. I would worry more about your underlying condition causing the hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
1,385 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
Can prednisone make your hair thin?

Can prednisone make your hair thin?

Yes: Yes! Prednisone - short term, no! high dose or long term- yes! in rheumatology use, always side effects! Prednisone is an animal model for aging: thin skin, thin hair, a belly, muscle loss, etc. Mimcs metabolic syndrome! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Is a prednisone side effect more facial hair?

Is a prednisone side effect more facial hair?

Hirsutism: (hair growth) is a potential side effect from steroid treatment. ...Read more

5

5
Will increased facial hair due to prednisone go away?

Will increased facial hair due to prednisone go away?

Maybe: Depends on duration and the status of the hair follicles. Once transformed to a terminal hair (like eyebrow hair), it is very difficult to resolve without destructive techniques like electrolysis or laser. If though only partially affected the hair may totally or partially regress. ...Read more

8

8
Can you tell me how long until prednisone causes facial hair growth?

Can you tell me how long until prednisone causes facial hair growth?

It's unpredictable: I trust you're taking Prednisone for a good reason as it's dangerous and nasty stuff. Some women get facial hair growth as one of many side effects, and it's probably the least troublesome of the bunch. Best talk with your own physicain. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
2,506 doctors shared insights

Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
1,379 doctors shared insights

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