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Hi Michelle - I don't have an answer for you here but I also want to let you know that no one here acts in the capacity of a doctor, diagnostic purposes or recommendations for treatment or medications for treatment claiming any type of results... either positive or adverse or otherwise. We are a peer-to-peer type group - not a medical community.
Lichen planus of the scalp, also known as lichen planopilaris, is an autoimmune condition of hair follicles. It causes permanent hair loss - regrowth is not possible for most people. However, stopping further hair loss may be possible with a range of medications. Be sure to speak to your physician about options and consider referral to a dermatologist. Many patients start with topical steroids, or steroid injections. Oral medications such as hydroxychloroquine, doxycycline, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, cyclosporine are commonly used in attempt to stop the disease.
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