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Dr. Emily Altman
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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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Can you tell me what medicines i must use for alopecia barbae (beard hair loss) in india ?

Can you tell me what medicines i must use for alopecia barbae (beard hair loss) in india ?

Hair Loss: Try rogaine (minoxidil) for men used twice a day. The first thing to do is to find the cause of the hair loss. Is it alopecia areata, caused by thyroid disease, caused by medications, caused by systemic disease. Caused by hereditary factors? See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...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 causes alopecia?

What causes alopecia?

Hair loss: Alopecia can be inherited, related to shock or stress, dietary deficiencies such as malnutrition, genetic disorders, medication, and an autoimmune disorder in which the body's antibodies attack the hair follicles. Hormonal disorders can cause hairloss such as hypothryoidism. Exogenous trauma such as curling irons, constant pulling hairstyles (traction alopecia) and chemical trauma, e.g. Chlorine. ...Read more

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How to cure alopecia?

How to cure alopecia?

Start medication now: for male pattern baldness. Get evaluated by an MD since some forms of hair loss are not MPB. However if it is MPB, you will have better results by starting now with minoxidil and dutasteride. Hair loss is progressive, so the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. Try meds first. If they don't stop the loss, you can consider transplant. ...Read more

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How do I treat alopecia?

How do I treat alopecia?

See a dermatologist: It depends on your sex. You should see a dermatologist and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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