A 43-year-old male asked:
what causes alopecia?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Many: Alopecia is the loss of hair. It can be of several varieties and degrees. It can be in small spots or secitons or can be generalized. Outside of pulling out ones hair, the natural shedding of hair (telium effluvium) and trauma, hair loss is usually from an immune source. The body reacts to the hair follicles and the quit producing hair. This sometimes can be treated and sometime not.
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Dermatology 37 years experience
Hair loss: Alopecia can be inherited, related to shock or stress, dietary deficiencies such as malnutrition, genetic disorders, medication, and an autoimmune disorder in which the body's antibodies attack the hair follicles. Hormonal disorders can cause hairloss such as hypothryoidism. Exogenous trauma such as curling irons, constant pulling hairstyles (traction alopecia) and chemical trauma, e.g. Chlorine.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Is alopecia always hereditary?
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Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
No: Can be due to hormone imbalance, infection, mechanical damage or immune problems. Thyroid problems are at the top of the list.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Is there a cure for alopecia totalis?
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Dermatology 71 years experience
Alopecia totalis: This depends on how long the condition has been present. In the early stage of this extreme hair loss on the scalp, there are certain topical medications that have been used as well as injections of a steroid over a period of weeks or months. A dermatologist will be able to discuss many or all of the various remedies that are now being used. No over-the-counter treatments will help. Best luck!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What are the causes and symptoms of alopecia?
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Bald spots: There are complitely hairless.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?
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Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: Hair loss can be a feature of a drug-induced lupus. What drug do you suspect?
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A 20-year-old female asked:
I have alopecia, for 8 years now i get injections every month and it has been getting worse. Dr uses 1.6-2 ccs is there another treatment or cause?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dermatology 43 years experience
Are you: Are you using topical anthralin, rogaine, (minoxidil) vertical?
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