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Alopecia Areata Beard
Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?
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 ...Read more
I lost some hair in oval shape of my beard doctors told that it is alopecia areata, i just wanted to know whether it can spread over scalp.
Depends: It all depends on what the cause is. As alopecia can be associated with an autoimmune disorder, the type of disorder will determine whether the other areas of the body may be involved or not. ...Read more
I am having a bald spot on beard.. Is this mean I do have alopecia areata.. And also my hair loss have started..?
I have alopecia areata due to hyperthyroidism due to which I have bald patches on my beard. I am on neomercazole now. How can I regain my hair ??
See a dermatologist: A. Areata is not caused by thyroid disease. It is an autoimmune disorder. People with 1 autoimmune disease are at increased risk for another. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. Treatment of each problem is specific and separate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 injections. More extensive areas can be treated with oral simvistatin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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