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My son is getting bald patches and he's only 13, does this have anything to do with his thalassemia?

My son is getting bald patches and he's only 13, does this have anything to do with his thalassemia?

No: I don't know of baldness associated with thalassemia. Some boys begin male pattern baldness in their teens, but if the bald patches are round, sharply demarcated, and are not inflamed or red or swollen, then it's probably something called alopecia areata. If the patches are inflamed, raised, crusty, or oozing, then it's probably an infectious problem. In any case, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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?

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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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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I have alopecia aerta .. What is the cure ?

I have alopecia aerta .. What is the cure ?

There's no cure: Forgive my frankness. This is the truth. You will need to adapt. I have a physician friend who has it; he's a fitness guy and loves the cleanness and freedom it gives him. Many athletes are fully smooth by choice. If you're a female, it's your choice as to whether to wear a hairpiece or simply choose baldness as a fashion statement. This may not be what you want to hear. But it's the best advice. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Thalassemia (Definition)

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