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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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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 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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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?

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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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more