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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)

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


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Is minoxidil spray effective in treating alopecia areata?

Is minoxidil spray effective in treating alopecia areata?

Sometimes partially: Usually need intralesional steroids also. You should try to find someone who deals with this regularly. The other thing is that they say girls think bald guys are sexy so enjoy your afflixion. ...Read more

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I am suffering frm alopecia areata frm the age of 8, now m 18.I visit many doctors.But didn't help.Use injection solutions like minixodil.But didn't help?

I am suffering frm alopecia areata frm the age of 8, now m 18.I visit many doctors.But didn't help.Use injection solutions like minixodil.But didn't help?

Relax: Alopecia totalis? Completley bald? No hair for 10 years? If this is the case there is no easy treatment. Be careful to avoid treatments worse than the condition you have. Also be prepared to ignore the fast-talking conmen selling all sorts of snake oil. At least you do not need to waste time shaving. Notice how many glamorous, sexy guys have the bald look?! ...Read more

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I am suffering frm alopecia areata frm the age of 8, now m 18.I visit many doctors.But didn't help.Use injection solutions like minixodil.But didn't help?

I am suffering frm alopecia areata frm the age of 8, now m 18.I visit many doctors.But didn't help.Use injection solutions like minixodil.But didn't help?

Simvistatin,laser: Two treatments that work for resistant cases is the excimer laser used for psoriaisis and vitiligo as well as oral simvistatin a cholesterol lowering drug which works to decrease inflammation and allow regrowth of hair in alopecia areata. The combination can work in resistant cases. ...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?

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 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 to treat alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata: Tough call! It is difficult for many doctors to do but you should seek one out from your Primary doctor. There are treatments but not too many are excellent. Keep looking up possible doctors for you. ...Read more

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How to prevent alopecia areata from spreading?

Thanks for asking!: Alopecia areata does not spread as in other diseases. It is an autoimmune disease whereby your hair follicles are being attacked by your immune system. ...Read more

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Is it possible that alopecia areata ophiasis be reversed?

Is it possible that alopecia areata ophiasis be reversed?

Poor prognosis: The snake-like band-like AAO mostly in temporal or occipital regions, and more difficult to treat. Prognosis is poor and may spread. Reversal is difficult if any in most patients. ...Read more

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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more