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Is there any new treatment for alopecia universalis?

Is there any new treatment for alopecia universalis?

Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or other. All of these issues need to be ruled-out then addressed appropriately.

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Are there any effective treatments for alopecia universalis?

Are there any effective treatments for alopecia universalis?

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.

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Is alopecia universalis really preventable?

Is alopecia universalis really preventable?

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.

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Do you know if alopecia universalis is curable?

Do you know if alopecia universalis is curable?

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.

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Can my husband pass on his alopecia universalis to our kids?

Can my husband pass on his alopecia universalis to our kids?

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.

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Are there any new treatments for alopecia areata or alopecia universalis-eyebrow?

Are there any new treatments for alopecia areata or alopecia universalis-eyebrow?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism can cause eye brow loss, so get a physical and labwork. And inflammatory conditions can cause hair loss, so those need to be ruled out. I don't think steroid creams would help.

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I am healthy BMI but have PCOS (no cysts) and other autoimmune issues (alopecia universalis, psoriasis). Are inflammatory/diet factors possible?

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.

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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

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!

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Can Lyme disease cause hair loss?

Can Lyme disease cause hair loss?

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

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Diagnosed w/mono 4 yrs ago, lymes a yr later. Still have symptoms and now experiencing joint pain, muscle pain, hair loss. Can it be something else?

Diagnosed w/mono 4 yrs ago, lymes a yr later. Still have symptoms and now experiencing joint pain, muscle pain, hair loss. Can it be something else?

Yes: Your symptoms don't sound like either mono or lyme disease. I suggest that you start fresh, probably with a new doctor, to find out what is causing your current symptoms. There are many possibilities, including lupus or thyroid disease.

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What causes Lyme disease?

What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick.

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Could I have Lyme disease?

Yes: But you haven't listed any symptoms, so it's hard to give opinion. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to many others, and can be tested for by your doctor.

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How do I know if I have lyme?

How do I know if I have lyme?

Depends: Up to 30% of those with lyme never test positive. Sometimes lyme is a clinical diagnosis. There is a new test, called ispot lyme, which can pick up more cases than the western blot.

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