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Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?

I would not advise: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a Category C agent. Animal studies show adverse fetal harm but no controlled human studies have been done. The OB will be the one to make that call. ...Read more

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How do I treat alopecia?

How do I treat alopecia?

See a dermatologist: It depends on your sex. You should see a dermatologist and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is hair loss at the temple region treatable?

Is hair loss at the temple region treatable?

Time to go off: Get rid and shave off all it is stylish now so many does it including some of my staff. ...Read more

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How can I treat alopecia?

How can I treat alopecia?

Several options: Medical treatment is available from your physician. It's pricey but somewhat effective. Surgery requires a specialist. Or you can embrace your genetics and masculinity and decide you like it. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness. This is totally under your control, no matter where you do and don't have hair. ...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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Is there any OTC medicines to treat alopecia?

No OTC: No otc treatments I am aware of unless cause is related to a vitamin or biotin deficiency. ...Read more

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How alopecia on a beard is treated?

How alopecia on a beard is treated?

There are different: possible reasons for alopecia - whether it is on the scalp or the chin. This would require evaluation before a treatment plan could be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the success rate for those taking methatrexate to treat alopecia araea?,

What  is the success rate for those taking methatrexate to treat alopecia araea?,

Alopecia areata: Very low success rate. Most doctors would not want to get doses of Methotrexate high enough to even offer a chance of help for alopecia due to liver side effects. ...Read more

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How to treat alopecia totalis?

How to treat alopecia totalis?

Alopecia: There are several causes of alopecia. I would strongly recommend that you make an appointment to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a dermatologist who can treat my case of alopecia. I live in oakland ca. Please let me know of any recommendations.?

I'm looking for a dermatologist who can treat my case of alopecia.  I live in oakland ca. Please let me know of any recommendations.?

Ask a primary doctor: A person having hair loss can ask his primary care doctor about it, because sometimes there is a medical disorder causing hair loss (although many times it's just male-pattern baldness). The doctor may have other patients who have had good results with local dermatologists, plastic surgeons, hair restoration doctors, etc... A search of healthtap did not turn up any oakland dermatologists so far. ...Read more

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How to treat alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata: Tough call! It is difficult for many doctors to do but you should seek one out from your Primary doctor. There are treatments but not too many are excellent. Keep looking up possible doctors for you. ...Read more

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Does alopecia treat hair loss effectively?

Alopecia not therapy: Alopecia is not a treatment or a therapy for hair loss.Alopecia is hair loss. ...Read more

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Are there any good 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that are natural products to treat female pattern alopecia ? Shampoos, cleansers or caplets etc...

Are there any good 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that are natural products to treat female pattern alopecia ? Shampoos, cleansers or caplets etc...

No - beta-sitosterol: No -there are no 5-aris available indicated to treat female-patterned alopecia. As far as otc products, beta-sitosterol probably does have activity similar to the 5-aris, but is only 1/1000th as potent, and, again, is not indicated for female-patterned alopecia. ...Read more

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I have alopecia. I have had a bald spot for over a year that was treated with cortisone shots with no results. Will hair regrow or not after this long?

I have alopecia. I have had a bald spot for over a year that was treated with cortisone shots with no results. Will hair regrow or not after this long?

Alopecia: There is really no measures to say who will respond to treatment in what time period. There are other treatment options you might want to discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How or what can I use to treat alopecia if female with both parents with thin hair?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine for women (minoxidil 2 percent). Also oral contraceptive pills. There are other medications as well including Propecia (finasteride) and tagamet (cimetidine). Depends if the hair loss is from excess androgen or other cause. ...Read more

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Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause(s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?

Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause(s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?

Alopecia: This is a tough question as there are still a number of possibilities causes. The most common cause is a genetic thinning, but traction alopecia, scalp dermatitis, iron deficiency or thyroid disease, alopecia areata (diffuse type), and telogen effluvium are also seen. Some of these causes can also be almost as common. I suggest evaluation by a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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