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Alopecia: Your best choice would be to see a Dermatologist! ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ early RA 2 mnths ago.
Same time sore hands started (Feb) small patch of alopecia barbae started. Progressively larger spot now. Related?
Maybe: See a dermatologist. Various diagnoses possible, including Alopecia Areata and infection. ...Read more
Is there a difference between alopecia areata barbae vs. beards that were just always patchy to begin with?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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