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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
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?
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?
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 www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/chantix/hair+loss. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune: It is believed that alopecia areata or focal loss of hair is generated through an autoimmune mechanism and affects individuals with other possible autoimmune diseases including asthma or thyroid disorders. Please visit aad. Org or naaf. Org for more detailed information. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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