A 22-year-old member asked:
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is alopecia areata contagious if a couple uses the same pillow?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
No: Alopecia areata is autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles. Most patients get sudden onset hair loss.
Answered on Jun 23, 2019
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: No.
Answered on Jun 25, 2019

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