Aloe Vera, Castor Oil and Coconut Oil on the scalp of those with Cicatricial Alopecia. Help or Hindrance?
Aloe Vera, Castor Oil and Coconut Oil on the scalp of those with Cicatricial Alopecia. Help or Hindrance? By Sherifat A. Ademola MD Candidate, Class of 2022 Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina [...]
Common Ingredients in Shampoos and Conditioners Can Make Inflammation Worse in Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA)
Common Ingredients in Shampoos and Conditioners Can Make Inflammation Worse in Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) By James Pathoulas, Kelly Flanagan, and Dr. Maryanne Senna An allergen is a substance that causes [...]
A Closer Look at Scarring Alopecia According to Age
The group of hair loss conditions known as the “scarring alopecias” are less common overall than the non-scarring alopecias. Scarring alopecias include conditions such as lichen planopilaris (LPP), discoid lupus (DLE), frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), [...]
A Closer Look at the Location of Inflammation in Folliculitis Decalvans vs Dissecting Cellulitis
When it comes to differentiating between FD and DSC, it’s all about location, location, location. Folliculitis decalvans (FD) and dissecting cellulitis (DSC) are both types of scarring alopecias, classified as subtypes of ‘neutrophilic’ scarring alopecia. [...]
Is Immunotherapy (DPCP, SADBE) Effective for Lichen Planopilaris or Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia ?
Immunotherapy (DPCP, SADBE) Does NOT Help Scarring Alopecia Diphencyprone (DPCP) and Squaric Acid Dibutyl Ester (SADBE) are long standing treatments for the autoimmune hair loss condition alopecia areata. The cause itching and burning in the [...]
A Closer Look at the Typical Course of Treating Lichen Planopilaris
Lichen planopilaris is a scarring alopecia. Treatments are largely focused on reducing inflammation in hopes that by doing so the disease can be stopped. In the present day, there are many aspects of LPP that [...]
Does bacteria have a role in Lupus?
For the past decade, bacteria have increasingly been proposed to play a role in the autoimmune disease known as lupus. Specifically, research has shown that biofilms containing bacteria are potential triggers of this serious disease. [...]
Sunscreens, Facial Moisturizers and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
If you follow the medical literature and the unfolding story of a specific type of hair loss known as frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), you’ve probably come to appreciate that an environmental factor is proposed to [...]
Classic trichoscopic findings of Lichen Planopilaris
Classic trichoscopy of active lichen planopilaris, an immune mediated scarring alopecia is shown below. Classic trichoscopic image from a patient with active lichen planopilaris (LPP) There is redness and scale around hairs (called perifollicular erythema [...]