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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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How could female alopecia be cured?

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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Any good remedy for female alopecia besides propecia (finasteride)?

Any good remedy for female alopecia besides propecia (finasteride)?

Propecia (finasteride) is not: given to women of child bearing age. There are so many new things on the horizon. I have good success with supplement like Viviscal, Hair growth lasers, cortisone injections in the scalp and other topical agents similar to propecia (finasteride) in chemistry without the oral side effects. ...Read more

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Hello, im a female, 20yrs old.. About 1year back i had an abortion using pills... And it was successful and im fine now... Im facing alopecia for 10yr?

Hello, 
im a female, 20yrs old.. About 1year back i had an abortion using pills... And it was successful and im fine now...
Im facing alopecia for 10yr?

Months, not years: Loose hair at this time is common. Usually a few months. See a dermatologist if severe. Bring all meds, pills, vitamins, herbs. Menst. Normal now? ...Read more

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Why would alopecia areata occur in an older lady of 43?

Why would alopecia areata occur in an older lady of 43?

Autoimmune: It is believed that alopecia areata or focal loss of hair is generated through an autoimmune mechanism and affects individuals with other possible autoimmune diseases including asthma or thyroid disorders. Please visit aad.org or naaf.org for more detailed information. ...Read more

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Female recently diagnosed with alopecia. Keeps spreading. Can't get in to a derm until july. Anything I can do in mean time to stop spread and itch?

Alopecia: 1: Find another dermatologist who would see you sooner. 2: Bring this to the attention of your hair stylist. May be able to help while waiting for Dermatologist. ...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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