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Hair Loss and Lupus

Updated on September 28, 2020

Article medically reviewed by
Ariel Teitel, M.D., M.B.A.

Lupus and lupus treatments can cause changes to hair, including bald spots, thinning hair, and brittle, breakable hair. Hair loss adds insult to injury, drawing unwanted attention and depleting self-esteem. Support from others who understand can help when dealing with hair loss.

On MyLupusTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with lupus, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Hair is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.


Here are a few question-and-answer threads about hair:


Here are conversations that have taken place about hair:

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyLupusTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

Dr. Teitel is the clinical associate professor of medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. Learn more about him here.

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I had horrible bald spots. I shaved my head for the summer last year because of it. I have a large collection of wigs now for when that happens.

posted 7 days ago

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