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Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help sometimes are 1.Minoxidil 2. Cortizone creams (more help with injections) and 3. ? Anthralin cream or ointment.) ...Read more

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I have had alopecia barbae for about 6 months now and now have noticed 2 spots on my scalp. I cant afford a dr. Whats a over the counter or naturalfix?

I have had alopecia barbae for about 6 months now and now have noticed 2 spots on my scalp. I cant afford a dr. Whats a over the counter or naturalfix?

Alopecia areata: The usual treatment for this is NOTHING. It usually returns to normal in 1 or 2 years. You can try OTC minoxidil 2% at $4. Apply a drop twice a day. Forget "natural". That has no meaning. Any product promoted as "natural" is not honest. ...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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How can I treat alopecia?

How can I treat alopecia?

Several options: Medical treatment is available from your physician. It's pricey but somewhat effective. Surgery requires a specialist. Or you can embrace your genetics and masculinity and decide you like it. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness. This is totally under your control, no matter where you do and don't have hair. ...Read more

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Any way to treat alopecia?

Any way to treat alopecia?

Depends: Causes include, but not limited to : vitamin deficiencies, poor diet, thyroid issues, anemia, hormonal imbalances/changes, medications, genetics, tension of hair (pulling back), damage from chemical treatments/dyes, obsessive pulling (trichotillomania) - the solution is find the cause, as each cuase has different treatment. Would talk to your physician and consider labwork. ...Read more

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Does alopecia last forever?

Does alopecia last forever?

Depends on type: Alopecia or hair loss has many different causes. Androgenetic (hereditary hair loss) is common and permanent. Telogen effluvium has many causes and less common and is temporary. Alopecia areata is an auto allergic condition that can be temporary or intermittent. These are only a few examples of alopecia with different causes and longevity. ...Read more

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What causes alopecia in women?

What causes alopecia in women?

Many causes.: Can be autoimmune, hormonal or nutritional. Need to see a dermatologists. ...Read more

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Can alopecia be cured and how?

Can alopecia be cured and how?

Depends: Alopecia can be a separate disease but is normally a symptom or an inherited problem and not a seperate disease. The first step to determine if it can be reversed is to determine the cause. You will need to see a doctor who deals with your problem to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have alopecia.Can it be cured?

Tel Effl.spontaneous: If you have telegen effluvium due to postpartum hair loss, lack of eating redmeat, lsck of iron, zinc, HUGE stress, and secondary to meds like antidepressants, reducing the triggers has a good chance of having it cured spontaneously. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for alopecia?

What are the reasons for alopecia?

Depends on the type: There are many different types of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and is effected by the actions of dihydrotestosterone. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition. Whereas other alopecias/hair loss can be due to thyroid or other medical diseases. ...Read more

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How could female alopecia be cured?

Alopecia: I hope this is not the effect of your hairstylist. The best doctor to see would be a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure alopecia ?

Is there any way to cure alopecia ?

Depends on the Cause: Alopecia can be caused by many different diseases. The treatment depends on the cause, so it is important to get a proper diagnosis. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who has significant experience dealing with the many different causes of hair loss so you can be assured you are getting a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Why and how do people get alopecia?

Why and how do people get alopecia?

Complex disease: While there are a few reasons why such as damage to the hair follicle from scars or injury known as cicatricial alopecia most reasons how are unknown. This can be associated with thyroid disease hormonal fluctuations or stress or infections, etc as well many other conditions. ...Read more

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How can alopecia be cured in women ?

Depends on the cause: Alopecia means hair loss. The most common causes are androgenic (hormonal), areata (allergic/inflammatory), and traction (due to trauma, pulling, or even vigorous hair care). Therefore, treatment also varies. A small biopsy may be helpful with identifying the cause and narrowing down treatment options. Don't forget about thyroid problems too! ...Read more

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