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Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

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 the one to make that call. ...Read more

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Alopecia Areata (Definition)

A disease that causes hair to fall out in small patches. It develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.You rarely lose all your hair, but this disease can prevent ...Read more


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Is there a difference between alopecia areata barbae vs. beards that were just always patchy to begin with?

Is there a difference between alopecia areata barbae vs. beards that were just always patchy to begin with?

YES: So called "patchy" beards have hair growth everywhere but LESS growth in "patches"...ALOPECIA = NO HAIR AT ALL ..that is BALD SPOTS! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I've suffered from alopecia areata barbae for about 2 years. What is the most effective treatment?

I've suffered from alopecia areata barbae for about 2 years. What is the most effective treatment?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections: Topical steroids are less effective on the beard than on the scalp. Dilute kenalog (triamcinolone) injections can help as well as topical 5 per cent romaine foam. The combination may work on a resistant case of 2 years: duration. Also simvistatin a cholesterol lowering drug can work in alopecia aerate by decreasing inflammation. ...Read more

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What is alopecia areata?

What is alopecia areata?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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How to cure alopecia areata?

How to cure alopecia areata?

I find : that intralesional injections help hair grow back faster, I also offer Laser hair growth, and supplements. Other medications are on the horizon for the more aggressive forms of AA (alopecia totalis or universalis). Most of the time AA is self limiting, to date there is no "cure" per say. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata be cured?

Can alopecia areata be cured?

Usually treated: Most with aopecoa aerate will respond to treatment. Depending on severity limited alopecia aerate will relsove but may occur later. Extensive alopecia aerate is more difficult to treat, oral simvistatin works well for many who used it. ...Read more

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What can I do for alopecia areata?

What can I do for alopecia areata?

See a dermatologist: A dermatologist can suggest the best treatments for alopecia areata. A steroid cream such as triamcinolone is one option. ...Read more

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How long does alopecia areata last?

Hard to say: The answer depends upon how much of your scalp was involved and if your eyelashes and eyebrows are involved also. There are treatments for this problem including the injection of cortisone into the scalpor the use of creams or lotions to irritate the scalp and cause hair growth. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is alopecia areata?

Autoimmune hair loss: It is smooth skin in an circular pattern where the hair is suppressed below the skin surface, if occurs in the head or beard area. It can become more extensive where all or most of the hair is missing alopecia totals and whole body alopecia universals. Localized lesions are treated with dilute kenalog (triamcinolone) injections. More extensive areas can be treated with oral simvistatin. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have alopecia areata?

Roundtotallybaldarea: An onset of Alop areata is a cirdula often bald aree, often seen in an automimmune entity like Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto,s thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What should I do about my alopecia areata ?

Treatments: No treatment may be needed. It can come and go. But, there are topical steroids and injections that can, sometimes, stimulate hair regrowth. Topical immunotherapy, puva, and minoxidil, may be used. Talk to your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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. Can I heal alopecia areata any way like diet?

. Can I heal alopecia areata any way like diet?

No evidence: Alopecia areata can heal without any treatment. It is is caused by a killer immune cell (either natural killer or t cell) attack on the hair follicle. One of the genes that increases risk of attack is expressed abnormally in the hair follicle cells and causes homing of the natural killers to the hair follicle to initiate attack. Dietary factors could be involved in turning this gene on. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of alopecia areata?

What are the most common symptoms of alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata: Patches of hair loss without any other symptoms whatsoever. The areas of hair loss do not itch, turn red, or have a rash. The skin appears completely normal, just without any hair. ...Read more

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Why would alopecia areata occur in an older lady of 43?

Autoimmune: It is believed that alopecia areata or focal loss of hair is generated through an autoimmune mechanism and affects individuals with other possible autoimmune diseases including asthma or thyroid disorders. Please visit aad.org or naaf.org for more detailed information. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alopecia areata?

What is the definition or description of: alopecia areata?

Bald spots: Alopecia areata is a patchy loss of hair that can occur in any hair bearing area of the body, but is most notable when it affects the scalp, eyebrows or beard. It results from our own immune cells attacking cells in our hair follicles. Its not clear why it occurs. It may resolve on its own. It may also be treated with topical, injected, or oral medications depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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Can i heal alopecia areata any way like with a certain diet?

Can i heal alopecia areata any way like with a certain diet?

Alopecia areata: Aa is a hair disease caused by immune system attack of the hair follicle. It is usually treated by reducing inflammation in the area with topical medicines or injections. It can also go away on its own. Don't think a specific diet will likely change it. ...Read more

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What amount effective jaborandi essentials for alopecia areata?

What amount effective jaborandi essentials for alopecia areata?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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I don't fully understand alopecia areata, can you explain it to me?

I don't fully understand alopecia areata, can you explain it to me?

Autoimmune disease: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition where the body mounts an inflammatory reaction against hair follicles, causin spotty baldness. ...Read more

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