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Alopecia Areata Ophiasis
Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Yes: Researchers at columbia university medical center have identified 8 genes associated with alopecia areata. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is there a difference between alopecia areata barbae vs. beards that were just always patchy to begin with?
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
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 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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