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Dermatomyositis. On steriods, methotrexate. Butterfly rashes on face, losing hair. Should go for laser hair facial removal?

Hi, I have diagnosed with dermatomyositisis, and am on 20mg of steriods every day and take methatrexate 6 tablets once a week. I do have a slight butterfly rash on the face, which has calmed down with the help of the medication . I wanted to know if I could still continue with my laser hair facial removal, or could this make the skin on the face worse? Also I feel like I am losing hair from head due to the medication, is there anything you could recommend to stop this or slow it down? Thanks for your time and help, I would appreciate any suggestions. Look forward to hearing from you.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jun 2012
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Hi...dear user..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Steroids and Methotrexate will give this problems..,
So low dose of these medicines and monitoring of..,
Ur blood indices and any abnormalty., immediate attention.,
is need.,So tell about these side effects to Ur family doctor.,
and maintaining...ok thanQ
Answered: Wed, 20 Jun 2012
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