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i have alopecia areata how do i stop the baldness from spreading

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata, as the name implies, is the loss of hair in certain, usually small, round areas. It may occur on the face, scalp, or any other body h ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: It could be. A biopsy must be taken to confirm the diagnosis, it consists on take a tiny sample of the skin to study it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience Dermatology
Anyone: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks the hair follicle and causes hair loss. The condi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Not likely: Alopecia areata is a different type . Does not equate withFPBalding.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Alopecia areata!: It is not an uncommon condition. It involves your immunological system. Go see a good dermatologist. It may recur.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Bald patches: Typically there are bald patches that are circular and without scaly, red skin at base.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: You are describing Alopecia Areata. Not related to male pattern baldness
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wishful thinking: I don't believe there is any diet or supplement which would help your hair loss. Consult a dermatologist to see if there is something he can do to res ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Sounds like it: Alopecia areata can regrow on its own without treatment. If you are experiencing more hair loss though then I would follow up with dermatologist
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Possibly new hairs: could be regrowth of small hairs. see doc to verify.
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