Thanks for sharing this information about alopecia.
Another question is. My anti ds DNA test came out negative but on the test comment section it said something along the lines of test is confirmatory of SLE but my dr didn’t say anything regarding recently i found a round patch of hair on the side of my head completely gone like in the picture for question 3 above i’m photosensitive am allergic to a whole lot of things like dust cosmeticsdoes this mean that i might have SLE, this is the case right?
There ismostly there’s often no single test that can provide a diagnosis. Therefore in case needed, the physician will bear in mind rash features that are visible. Andtherefore, a skin biopsy. Please see an experienced dermatologist, I’d say in case you have a rash. It starting falling out also, when my hair got dry. Somaluxe Shampoo and Conditioner -I bought it online -its like Paradise Lime smelling -and it has all these hydrating ingredients.
Hair loss can be the first signs or symptoms of lupus.
Approximately half of lupus patients will experience at least some type of lupus hair loss and alopecia. This often occurs at the disease beginning but can also appear together with certain medications and treatments that should be prescribed to manage more serious lupus symptoms. I’m sure it sounds familiar.|Doesn’t it sound familiar, is that the case?|Sounds familiar, am I correct?|does it not, right? after 2 Somaluxe using weeks Shampoo, my hair was NOT dry anymore. YOU MUST NOT USE ANY SHAMPOO THAT DRIES YOUR HAIR OR IT WILL FALL. Thats what happen to me. Besides, all the best!
It can often be covered up and is usually treatable, even if losing hair can be scary. Hair can take up to six months to grow back but there arethere’re things that can be done in the meantime to minimize hair appearance loss. Although, there’re 5 tips that can make you feel more in control of your hair loss. Most types of lupus types hair loss and alopecia are eventually reversible or can be made reversible if caught in early stages, while losing your hair can be scary. Of course, there arelook, there’re things you can do to make living through hair loss a bit easier and take back some feelings of control. Also, the first thing to understand is that a person with any chronic illness is just that. The disease should not become your identity. Then, maintaining a positive but realistic attitude can really help when learning to live with any chronic disease, there ismostly there’s thence a lot more to each individual than their diagnosis, symptoms and outer appearance. While meaning that the disease is what you have, not who you are, lead as full of a life as possible and understand that this is just a part of your life. Then, or having trouble accepting what is happening to your appearance, please reach out to friends and loved ones or even a mental health provider to help you get a different perspective, Therefore in case you arefeeling depressedor hopeless. Counseling from a professional can help provide the tools you need to cope with these complicated feelings.
Hi I have had alopecia for about 27 years was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in Am completely fatigued and in constant pain, frequent fevers and chest and lung problems, please advice as I am not getting proper feedback from my doctor.
The medical term for hair loss is alopecia. It is usually described as hair noticeably thinning or falling out in clumps or in patches. The disease can also cause gradual hair thinning on your scalp, although a few people with lupus will lose clumps of hair. It is also possible to notice loss of eyelashes hair, eyebrows, beard or body. There arelook, there’re two main types of alopecia types. Scarring means that the hair follicles have been destroyed byinflammation. Discoid lupus is one major cause of scarring alopecia. So in case caught early enough, it is possible to see hair regrowth. Nonscarring’ means that the hair follicles are still present and hair regrowth is possible.
Hi im new to this my hair is falling out in chunks and l can seriously just pull my hair out myself. This is really upsetting me not knowing what’s causing my hair loss. When i was first diagnosed i lost a bunch of hair. Thankfully my hair is really thick. Needless to say, my question is, Is there a chance that it will happen again?
Hello there Nes, I am so sorry to hear about your struggles and confusion with a lupus diagnosis. It can definitely be a complicated process. What I would recommend is that you take all of your medical history and copies of your test results to another doctor for a second opinion. Then again, that would also be ideal, Therefore in case you have the ability to see a dermatologist as well regarding the hair loss and ‘photosensitivity’ issues.
Please take a minute to read our blog on diagnosing lupus. This is the case. This is also a great blog to print out and take with you to your next appointment as well. Here is that link. Please keep us posted as to what you find out we will keep you in our thoughts!
Cathy, it is difficult to say whether you will experience hair loss again in the future.
Anything is possible, with lupus being so unpredictable. Of course, try to take one day at a time and not worry about it too much. The ‘upside’ as you probably already know, most lupus hair loss is reversible. Hang in there! Please speak to your dermatologist about the best options for you, I’d say if you are experiencing any concerning hair loss. It’s a well please seek a rheumatologist advice or another medical provider, Therefore in case you have not been diagnosed with lupus but are experiencing hair loss in conjunction with the following symptoms or most of the other lupus symptoms.
Can lupus cause hair loss, this is the case right? The simple answer is, unfortunately. Many times it can also involve your ‘skinwhich’ is the body largest organ, since lupus causes widespread inflammation throughout the body. Skin Inflammation can result in rashes or even hair loss occurring most often on the face and scalp. Of course, we lose between 50 and 100strands each day. Eventually, excessive hair loss in women may occur for a variety ofreasons.
my partner has lupus and is suffering with alopecia. Over years last couple she only got patches of hair loss when she had a flare up. This time around it is that severe that she has completely lost all of her hair from her entire body. She doesn’t really talk to me about it so I don’t know where to start researching. Usually, it’s been a very big emotional roller coaster for her and I try and support and comfort her as much as possible but sometime it seems pointless and she just hides from the world. What should I do, this is the case right?