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How Do I Treat Alopecia
Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?
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
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
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
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
How can I treat my alopecia. I have it on my head along with rashes and redness. I am also getting bald patches on my head.
Find the cause: The cause of your problem has to be first diagnosed before a treatment is offered. ...Read more
Hi, just had my ob appointment and it was suggested that maybe my alopecia areata of last 5 years might be related to yeast how would I test or treat?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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