See your doctor if you notice hair loss along with other symptoms of lupus.
These symptoms can include joint pain, rashes, skin lesions, fatigue and blue or cold fingers and toes.
Lupus cases are never exactly alike. It is important to see your doctor if you notice these symptoms or other issues that worry you.
Start treatment for your lupus as soon as possible.This will minimize hair loss from the disease and allow lost hair to grow back whenever possible.
Talk with your doctor if you notice more hair loss after being on treatment for awhile.
Your doctor can help you determine if it is hair loss from a lupus flareup or from medications you are taking.
Discuss medication changes with your physician.
Notify your doctor immediately if you notice round scaly lesions on your face and scalp.Discoid skin lesions can cause permanent hair loss by scarring over hair follicles. Immediate adjustments in treatment are needed to minimize the damage.
Reduce your stress levels to help prevent flareups.
Stay out of the sun as much as possible, it causes flare-ups with the discoid lesions. Wear a hat and apply sunscreen if outdoors, even on cloudy days.