Many people with lupus have hair loss or thinning hair. Find out what you can do to manage hair loss and keep your hair as healthy as possible.
How does lupus affect hair?
Many people with lupus have skin problems, like rashes or sores on the scalp, that can cause hair loss. Hair loss and thinning hair can also be side effects of certain medicines used to treat lupus, like steroids and immunosuppressives.
If you notice that you’re losing hair or your hair is thinning, talk to your doctor about ways to manage it.