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How does pregnancy affect the mother who has alopecia areata

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Fluctuating effects: There can be fluctuating effects of pregnancy on signs of alopecia areata. Early pregnancy can reduce , late stage pregnancy can increase, and child ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
I would not advise: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a Category C agent. Animal studies show adverse fetal harm but no controlled human studies have been done. The OB will be ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience Dermatology
Possibly: Any stress can cause or worsen alopecia areata. There is no clear definitve answer.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Not likely: Alopecia areata is a cellular autoimmune disease. The mother's killer cells do not cross the placenta barrier and therefore will not attack the hai ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: but make your doctor aware of continued breastfeeding, as they will consider this with medication prescriptions.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
40 years experience Dermatopathology
Autoimmune disease: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition where the body mounts an inflammatory reaction against hair follicles, causin spotty baldness.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
No: Alopecia areata is autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles. Most patients get sudden onset hair loss.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
DREADLOCKS HAIR LOSS: HAIR LOSS IS ALOPECIA. ALOPECIA IS HAIR LOSS. SAME CONDITION; 2 DIFFERENT NAMES! CONSTANT PULLING ON HAIR, ESPECIALLY DOING IT VERY TIGHT, WILL CAUSE ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dominic Mazzocchi
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Scalp issues: seeing how you have an area with no hair I would recommend hair dye at this time wait till it clears up and there hair has grown back completely
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