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I Have Alopecia Areata How Do I Stop The Baldness From Spreading
Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata, as the name implies, is the loss of hair in certain, usually small, round areas. It may occur on the face, scalp, or any other body hair. It is an auto immune disease, where your bodys immune system is attacking your own hair follicles. No one knows why some people have it, and why it occurs in certain areas and not others. There is no way to prevent new areas from forming. ...Read more
Can alopecia areata become female pattern baldness? I had smooth bald patch then it grew in 2 weeks. Now crown and sides are badly thinning
Hi I have alopecia areata and I have no eyebrows and eyelahses started to fall out, also I have small bald patches behinf my head 2 of them on bottom.
Alopecia means loss of hair or baldness. There are several different causes and patterns of alopecia. Alopecia areata is one type of hair loss.At least half of the people with alopecia areata develop their first patch of hair loss before they are 21. Males and females are equally affected.
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Is alopecia areata characterized by bald patches or general thinning of eyebrows or scalp could also be a characteristic?
What should I remove and add on my diet in order to make my hair grow back faster after having bald spots from Alopecia Areata?
I had smooth bald spot and new hair grew back, would that be alopecia areata? Now crown and sides are really thin you can see my scalp clearly. Y?
Recently developed a bald spot on my head. My barber believes it could be alopecia areata. How would I go about this to confirm and treat it? Should I consult a dermatologist?
Yes: A dermatologist would be the right specialist to help you, good luck ...Read more
Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, I took chantix for about 4-6 weeks. 4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, I noticed a bald spot in my facial hair. Then another. Then on the back of my head (not in a normal
Chantix and Alopecia:
Not proven, but her are some interesting data that hint at it.
Could Chantix cause hair loss? - ehealthme
could Chantix cause hair loss? We studied 60, 675 Chantix users from fda. Among them, 184 have hair loss. See who they are, when they have it and more
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I lost some hair in oval shape of my beard doctors told that it is alopecia areata, I just wanted to know whether it can spread over scalp.
Depends: It all depends on what the cause is. As alopecia can be associated with an autoimmune disorder, the type of disorder will determine whether the other areas of the body may be involved or not. ...Read more
I had alopecia areata for 6 months and it's still spreading out larger. Am I lack of any vitamins or minerals? What should I do?
Alopecia: Alopecia areata is generally thought to be due to an autoimmune problem where the body is attacking its own hair follicles. There may be a genetic component as well. Regardless, a vitamin deficiency is unlikely to be causing the condition. This should be managed by a doctor as there are many possible options for treatment. However, there is no cure, though many cases resolve on their own. ...Read more
Alopecia areata is a patchy loss of hair that can occur in any hair bearing area of the body, but is most notable when it affects the scalp, eyebrows or beard.
It results from our own immune cells attacking cells in our hair follicles. Its not clear why it occurs.
It may resolve on its own. It may also be treated with topical, injected, or oral medications depending on the circumstances. ...Read more
ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted. You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more
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
Alopecia Areata.: See your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Alopecia areata cannot be cured; however, it can be treated and hair can grow back. Treatment options for alopecia areata include:corticosteroids:injection locally to the bald patches., Minoxidil, vitamins and stress reduction. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Usually an office visit can define a. Areata vs telogen. Usually areata presents with 1 or more bald areas with specific type loose hair at the edge. Often there are nail changes. There may be relatives with areata, maybe prior attacks. Telogen will be diffuse, often with a history of weight loss or serious illness or surgery a few months before. ...Read more
Poor prognosis: The snake-like band-like AAO mostly in temporal or occipital regions, and more difficult to treat. Prognosis is poor and may spread. Reversal is difficult if any in most patients. ...Read more
Unrelated: The hair loss associated with alopecia areata is smooth and without scale. Sebopsoriasis is inflammatory with very adherent thick scale. It is unlikely for them to occur at the same time. If you are losing hair and have associated hair loss you should be evaluated by a doctor for possible fungus of the scalp. You may need a fungal culture or a skin biopsy to help you secure a diagnosis. ...Read more
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