Date: Sep 2017
Symptoms of Scarring Alopecia
Causes of Scarring Alopecia
- Lichen planus: a non-infectious, itchy rash that may appear on other parts of the body too.
- Scleroderma: an immune condition that affects your connective tissues and can make your skin hard, puffy and itchy.
- Discoid lupus: an immune condition that can cause scaly patches on your skin
- Frontal fibrosing alopecia: a form of alopecia that usually occurs in post-menopausal women
- Folliculitis decalvans: a form of alopecia related to inflammation of the hair follicles, most often seen in men
How is Scarring Alopecia Treated?
- Steroid cream or tablets to relieve the symptoms of lichen planus or to reduce inflammation caused by lupus
- Medication to suppress your immune system so that it stops attacking the hair follicles
- Phototherapy can sometimes help with scarring alopecia
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