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How Long Does Alopecia Barbae Last
Hard to say: The answer depends upon how much of your scalp was involved and if your eyelashes and eyebrows are involved also. There are treatments for this problem including the injection of cortisone into the scalpor the use of creams or lotions to irritate the scalp and cause hair growth. ...Read more
Depends on type: Alopecia or hair loss has many different causes. Androgenetic (hereditary hair loss) is common and permanent. Telogen effluvium has many causes and less common and is temporary. Alopecia areata is an auto allergic condition that can be temporary or intermittent. These are only a few examples of alopecia with different causes and longevity. ...Read more
Going to get tests done for my thyroids, should I fast? How long will it take to get the results? Want to see if they have anything to do w/ alopecia
Get Instructions: The doctor's office or clinic that ordered the tests should provide you with clear printed instructions and explain any part you don't understand. Also, they should be the best source of the info you want about time frame and alopecia. No other source of info is better since no one knows their plan better than they do. Good luck! ...Read more
It won't happen: Don't expect results. If you have male pattern baldness, and you want to treat it, get with a mainstream physician for medical or transplant Rx. If it's alopecia areata or telogen effluvium, it may remit on its own. Many men embrace their masculinity and genetics and focus on fitness -- do this and you'll look and feel great regardless of where there is and isn't hair. ...Read more
How long is does it take for traction alopecia until it becomes permanent is two years already permanent?
No specific timespan: Depends on the severity/frequency of traction and individual anatomic differences. However, the longer traction is present, the more likely loss will be permanent. Stop the traction and allow several months of growth to take place. Try using minoxidil for women (avail without Rx). If hair does not return in 6 to 9 months, then the loss is likely permanent. ...Read more
Have been using 5% minoxidil for last few months for alopecia. Not much of an effect. So, can I switch over to 10% minoxidil soln? 20yrs, male
How long does it take for traction alopecia to become permanent and how do I know if my traction alopecia is permanent I need help and answers?
See answer: The earlier traction alopecia (TA) is diagnosed the more likely it will be reversible by discontinuing the traction. Persistence beyond one year is more likely to be permanent. Treatment is to stop all traction. In early reversible TA the number of hair follicles are normal and some inflammation is often present. In permanent TA the follicles are reduced in number and no inflammation is present. ...Read more
Does general anesthesia cause alopecia? If so how long would it take to occur after surgery? Mine occurred a few months after so is it possibly related
8 weeks to 6 months: Hair regrowth can take as short as 8 weeks and full treatment can take up to 6 months if there is some response by 3 months. If there is no response by 3 months then the treatment is considered to have failed. ...Read more
How long does it take for hair to stop falling out while having traction alopecia even though I stopped the traction?
Watching hair grow: Hair normally grows in phases and, unless you've been ill, those phases are not synchronized. That's why you will almost always be shedding some hair. The damaged roots may shed after traction ends. Look closely in the areas of alopecia, if after 1 month you do not see any new tiny hairs growing you might need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more
I am 23 yrs old male...i was affected by hair loss on last 4 yrs. I was used minioxdil, ervamatin but no use. Now I stopped it. Please help me. Alopecia?
Male pattern baldnes: This could be genetic and there is nothing you can do but look into cusmetic options. ...Read more
Accutane Alopecia: Accutane use may cause hair loss and alopecia, according to Drugs. Com. Patients taking Accutane should not take supplements containing vitamin A, according to Drugs. Com. Accutane is a form of vitamin A and taking vitamin A supplements at the same time with Accutane can cause vitamin A toxicity which can cause hairloss. Accutane may also cause permanent hair loss, according to Drugs. Com. Accutane damages hair shafts and follicles. ...Read more
Is hair can be regrow using homeopathy medice. I have alopecia areata problem. How long it take a time.
Physician homeopath: To treat alopecia areata effectively, you first need an excellent homeopath to take your case. Your info shows you're from india, which has many well-trained homeopathic physicians. One of them will be better to ask about your particular case, and can answer based on your individual issues. Once an effective remedy is prescribed, several months is generally needed for hair to cover. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with androgenic alopecia. A year ago my hair stopped falling out. No within the last week it has started falling out again. Why?
Stress: Stress is a major cause of hair loss, think major illness, hospitalization or surgery. So is thyroid dysfunction, both under & over-active. Androgenic refers to male-pattern baldness which is typically associated w/too much Dht (dihydrotestosterone), a breakdown product of testosterone. We use Finasteride to stop this conversion. But it's also considered category x in women. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read more
I'm having problems of alopecia. Have been using 5% minoxidil & biotin supplements for the last 2 months but have seen no progress. Please help?
It takes longer.: It takes longer to see response usually up to 6 months. See dermatologist for evaluation. ...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?
I'm 20. I had long hair at a very young age. I cut them short a couple years ago. I seem to have traction alopecia now. What are the best treatments?
Rogaine (minoxidil): Traction alopecia usually occurs from braiding hair too tightly at the root. If your hair is not braided, it is more likely that you have androgenetic alopecia. If this is the case, topical treatment with rogaine (minoxidil) or oral treatment with Propecia may be helpful. Consult a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...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?
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
Cant figure out what caused me to have alopecia. I stopped takin my birth control pills and then had a minor surgery not long after. What was it doctors?
I have lost 30% of my hair in last 4 months and there is excess oily dandruff too. Could it be androgenic alopecia or telogen effluvium?
M 20 years old & facing thinning of hairfall as well as hairfall in the form of patches. I do masturbate as well as taking multivitamins. Last year I took treatment for alopecia areata. I want to stop my hairfall and get back my fuller and healthier hair
Hair loss, F- derm said telogen effluvium- bloodwork ok, no other med probs, no fam history of hair loss-no fungal infection. How long can it last?
Ask the derm: The DR who determined you have telogen effluvium should discuss it in detail. Be sure she answers all your questions. What is the specific cause of your problem? There are many possible. This is very important. Typical telogen lasts about 3 months. If present less than 6 months it is acute. If over 6 months it is chronic. The circumstances causing it determine the duration. ...Read more
*Resting heart rate 90+ for last 2 weeks *Tachycardia, on verapamil to slow down pulse *Exercise 5x/week *on Clobetasol for alopecia *thyroid good???
How do you FEEL?: Individual heart rates vary tremendously and there's almost no science here, though there's a great deal of superstition. How is your blood pressure? I trust you're not taking a medicine as tricky as verapamil to treat a number. Since you're exercising, and I take it have normal exercise tolerance without being interrupted by shortness of breath, I'd urge you to be thankful for good health. ...Read more
50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused diffuse hair loss for me for last 5 months. Thyroid/iron/autoimmune/etc. Labs all normal. Will this resolve without stopping the med? How long could it take? Would a change in dosage maybe help?
Hair loss: Spironolactone, being antiandrogenic, actually is used to treat female pattern hair loss. Your hair loss may be genetically determined. Any other female relatives with hair thinning pattern? For further evaluation a dermatologist may be able to pinpoint the type of hair loss you have and determine whether hair regrowth may be likely. ...Read more