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Alopecia Universalis Lyme
A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
Unfortunately No!: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder with varying extent of hairloss. Alopecia universalis is the most extensive and can be hard to treat. Sometime there is spontaneous improvement but the course is unpredictable. Treatment with agents that induce irritant dermatitis (dncb) and other immune modulators can be tried. However patients with alopecia totalis usually have a poorer prognosis.See 1 more doctor answer
Anti-inflammatory: It has anti-inflammatory properties.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: These can be controlled. Your physician has many tools to help you.See 1 more doctor answer
It is treatable: It is also alopecia areata. Alopecia areata can regrow on its own. There are a lot of different therapies that have been tried to affect the immune system. Prevention is hard to do, because it is not predictable as to when it will return if it returns. That's it is difficult to do constant therapy that may not be needed.
Alopecia areata: While there is neither a cure for alopecia areata and the less common form alopecia universalis, or drugs approved for its treatment, some people find that medications approved for other purposes can help hair grow back, at least temporarily.
Very unlikely: This is most often from alopecia areata which is a sporadic autoimmune disease. Even if he does, there's no point worrying. I'd imagine that have a totally smooth husband or wife would be really nice. I know bodybuilders who have all their hair removed. 95% of good looks in a man or woman is physical fitness and overall self-care. That's entirely under your kids' control.
Is there any medication for alopecia universalis. Been losing hair for over than 6 years now & recently my eyelashes & eyebrows. No medication worked?
See a dermatologist: Probably you will need to accept it and enhance your character. Make the most of your assets. Nobody cares how many hairs you have.See 1 more doctor answer
I am healthy BMI but have PCOS (no cysts) and other autoimmune issues (alopecia universalis, psoriasis). Are inflammatory/diet factors possible?
Probably now: Alopecia universalis is well-characterized as an autoimmune disease. I have an affected colleague who is an athlete and loves being hair-free. Psoriasis is a common illness with immune mechanisms while PCOS is almost certainly not immune. Diet isn't the key. Going you can and will stay physically fit -- aerobic exercise may help a great deal with your genetic heritage.
Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He was retested yesterday and they are doing something called RN
False positive?: Hepatitis C virus antibody test is often falsely positive. That's why the RNA test is needed; it will tell whether your son actually has HCV. You don't say his age, but it is unlikely if young and thus has not shared drug injection equipment; has never had a transfusion; and has not otherwise been heavily exposed to another person's blood. So probably all is well. My fingers are crossed for you!See 1 more doctor answer
Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He s 16. No drugs or sex. No transfusions done. He was retested
If retested positive: Then he has been exposed to hepatitis C in some fashion especially when the results are more than marginally positive. How he got exposed in another issue.
Yes: Lyme disease is known to cause every possible symptom including hair loss. However, this could also be related to hypothyroidism (which Lyme can cause) and nutrient deficiencies (esp. zinc, very common in Lyme patients) may play a role too. You might also have heavy metal toxicity. Work with a good holistic doc. See http://betterhealthguy. Com/kpu