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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

Dr. Emily Altman
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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 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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Can you tell me how contagious is alopecia areata: ophiasis?

Not contagious: alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder than affects hair follicles, causing hair loss. It is not contagious (you can't give it to someone else), but it can progress in anyone who has it. You should see a dermatologist for help. ...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 treat alopecia areata?

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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Does severe stress cause alopecia areata?

Does severe stress cause alopecia areata?

Not specifically: While stress may result in greater appearance of gray hair which are more fragile and probe to breakage, it is not a common cause of localized hair loss. ...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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How can I prevent and slow down alopecia areata?

How can I prevent and slow down alopecia areata?

Alopecia Areata.: See your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Alopecia areata cannot be cured; however, it can be treated and hair can grow back. Treatment options for alopecia areata include:corticosteroids:injection locally to the bald patches., Minoxidil , vitamins and stress reduction. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis and alopecia areata occur together?

Of course: While this is not common, they are both autoimmune disorders. Anyone with one of these has a greater than average risk of having the other. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have alopecia areata or telogen?

See a dermatologist: Usually an office visit can define a. Areata vs telogen. Usually areata presents with 1 or more bald areas with specific type loose hair at the edge. Often there are nail changes. There may be relatives with areata, maybe prior attacks. Telogen will be diffuse, often with a history of weight loss or serious illness or surgery a few months before. ...Read more

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Does alopecia areata have anything to do with genes?

Does alopecia areata have anything to do with genes?

Yes: Researchers at columbia university medical center have identified 8 genes associated with alopecia areata. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata n sebopsoriasis occur at the same time?

Can alopecia areata n sebopsoriasis occur at the same time?

Unrelated: The hair loss associated with alopecia areata is smooth and without scale. Sebopsoriasis is inflammatory with very adherent thick scale. It is unlikely for them to occur at the same time. If you are losing hair and have associated hair loss you should be evaluated by a doctor for possible fungus of the scalp. You may need a fungal culture or a skin biopsy to help you secure a diagnosis. ...Read more

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2 year old female with alopecia areata. How is this possible?

Could be: The true cause of alopecia areata is unknown altho it is thought to be an autoimmune condition. Since that is the case, it certainly can occur at that age. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata how do I stop the baldness from spreading?

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata, as the name implies, is the loss of hair in certain, usually small, round areas. It may occur on the face, scalp, or any other body hair. It is an auto immune disease, where your bodys immune system is attacking your own hair follicles. No one knows why some people have it, and why it occurs in certain areas and not others. There is no way to prevent new areas from forming. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata. Can this develop later in life to alopecia totalis?

Alopecia: alopecia areata is a common problem.. It doesnt always progress to total balding ...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 have alopecia areata, when i first found out i had a patch on my head it was small.. But now it's huge! half of my head. What do I do?

I have alopecia areata, when i first found out i had a patch on my head it was small.. But now it's huge! half of my head. What do I do?

See a dermatologist: There is no cure for alopecia areata. Hair often re-grows on its own. Treatment can help the hair re-grow more quickly. A dermatologist may give you corticosteroids, minoxidil, anthralin, diphencyprone (dpcp), and other treatments. Some treatments are combined, but if you would the hair to grow back faster i recommend seeing a dermatologist. ...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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