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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
Anyone: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks the hair follicle and causes hair loss. The condition is common, nearly 2% of the us population will develop alopecia areata in their lifetime. This affects individuals of all ages, but is most common in children . See your dermatologist if you suspect you may have this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not likely: Alopecia areata is a different type . Does not equate withFPBalding. ...Read more
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 areata: 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. http://patient.info/health/alopecia-areata ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is alopecia areata characterized by bald patches or general thinning of eyebrows or scalp could also be a characteristic?
Bald patches: Typically there are bald patches that are circular and without scaly, red skin at base. ...Read more
Is a smooth bald spot a sign of female pattern baldness ? Or is it clearly alopecia areata. My spot grew full but now crown is pretty empty and sides
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?
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 ...Read more
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