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How much should I worry about alopecia?

How much should I worry about alopecia?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. Most kinds of alopecia (hair loss) are cosmetic issues only. It can, however, be caused by internal problems or medications. If you suspect that your alopecia is in that category, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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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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Should I worry about my 2 yr old pulling her hair out as she lays down for her nap? Bald spot forming in back. Spoke to ped didn't seem concerned

Should I worry about my 2 yr old pulling her hair out as she lays down for her nap? Bald spot forming in back. Spoke to ped didn't seem concerned

Trichotillomania: Trichotillomania is no more worrisome, imo, than any other bad habit, except that others can see the evidence. The hair will grow back, but you want to gently break this habit before it gets entrenched. You might consider cutting her hair short enough that she can't pull it, or braiding it (not too tightly). And perhaps get her a stuffed animal that she can pull at instead, as a distraction. ...Read more

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How much time before my alopecia comes back?

How much time before my alopecia comes back?

It'll be...: ...36 days, 17 hours, 26 minutes, and 48 seconds, starting...NOW! Seriously, the batteries in my crystal ball are low right now, so my looking into the future is a tad impaired. Seriously (and I hope you get the point of my humorous answer to your question you KNOW has no legitimate answer), alopecia generally stays and doesn't go away, except in rare cases where immunosuppressive therapy is used ...Read more

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How much time before alopecia comes back i normal but i wonder when is alopecia coming back?

How much time before alopecia comes back i normal but i wonder when is alopecia coming back?

Alop with androgens,: Male hormone related alopecia does not usually get better, unless there is an element of Telogen effluvium which is present in many together with androgenic alopecia in many women at time of menopause, The latter which is a temporary condition returns after a variable time period by itself, but androgenic alopecia is permanent unless treated with ant-androgens. ...Read more

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What causes alopecia?

What causes alopecia?

Hair loss: Alopecia can be inherited, related to shock or stress, dietary deficiencies such as malnutrition, genetic disorders, medication, and an autoimmune disorder in which the body's antibodies attack the hair follicles. Hormonal disorders can cause hairloss such as hypothryoidism. Exogenous trauma such as curling irons, constant pulling hairstyles (traction alopecia) and chemical trauma, e.g. Chlorine. ...Read more

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How to cure alopecia?

How to cure alopecia?

Start medication now: for male pattern baldness. Get evaluated by an MD since some forms of hair loss are not MPB. However if it is MPB, you will have better results by starting now with minoxidil and dutasteride. Hair loss is progressive, so the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. Try meds first. If they don't stop the loss, you can consider transplant. ...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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