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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.

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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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When after stopping prednisone will my hair stop falling out?

When after stopping prednisone will my hair stop falling out?

It depends: It depends on the patient and sometimes the type of autoimmune disease.

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Hi! Husband is allergic to hair dye and was given iterax and prednisone. After 1 day, blisters seemed to dry up and are flaking, but face is swelling?

Hi! Husband is allergic to hair dye and was given iterax and prednisone. After 1 day, blisters seemed to dry up and are flaking, but face is swelling?

Contact Dermatitis: Acute allergic contact dermatitis to hair dye causes lesions that consist of red, swollen, scaly plaques with evidence of fluid filled blisters in severe cases. Swelling may be prominent in areas in which the skin is thin such as the eyelids and lips on the face. Avoidance of triggers is the primary treatment followed by topical steroid creams and if severe oral steroids. See Allergist for details

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Hair dye allergy. Given iterax and prednisone fter 1 day, blisters dry up and startng to flake, but fave is swelling. Is this normal?

Hair dye allergy. Given iterax and prednisone fter 1 day, blisters dry up and startng to flake, but fave is swelling. Is this normal?

Contact Dermatitis: Acute allergic contact dermatitis to hair dye causes lesions that consist of red, swollen, scaly plaques with evidence of fluid filled blisters in severe cases. Swelling may be prominent in areas in which the skin is thin such as the eyelids and lips on the face. Avoidance of triggers is the primary treatment followed by topical steroid creams and if severe oral steroids. See Allergist for details

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400 mg Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 2 months. 5mg prednisone for 1 month, now off it. Early RA. Experiencing hair thinning in front. From RA or the meds?

400 mg Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 2 months. 5mg prednisone for 1 month, now off it. Early RA. Experiencing hair thinning in front. From RA or the meds?

Due to Placquenil: Most likely due to Placquenil as is reported side effect. It's a good drug so discuss with your Rheumatologist regarding alternative.Prednisone 5mg is lo dose and not likely.

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Have taken prednisone before, took 2 tablets for 5 days, 20mg, done for one day now, still have tensesion pain in temples and in head.

Have taken prednisone before, took 2 tablets for 5 days, 20mg, done for one day now, still have tensesion pain in temples and in head.

See below: I suspect that perhaps your physician felt you were having what is called a cluster headache. If so, the lack of response may indicate the diagnosis is incorrect or just that the medication doesn't work in every case. See or speak to your physician, who knows you best, and given your lack of improvement he will change his plan of treatment.

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I used prednisone for 3 days for gout. 60mg first, then 40, 20.Stopped because of sweats. Will I get effects. Been off for 36 hrs. Little light head.?

Sweating and: Light-headedness are well-known side effects of steroids and should go away a few days after you're off the prednisone. As dr. Namey noted, steroids are usually not the first line of treatment for gout, but there are times when non-steroidal antiinflammatories are either dangerous or can't be used (like in diabetics or patients with kidney disease), in which case Prednisone is used.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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


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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more