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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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Can you tell me how contagious is alopecia areata: ophiasis?

Can you tell me how contagious is alopecia areata: ophiasis?

Not contagious: alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder than affects hair follicles, causing hair loss. It is not contagious (you can't give it to someone else), but it can progress in anyone who has it. You should see a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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What are other alopecia treatment(s)?

Dermatology W/U: The best way to address alopecia is via dermatologic evaluation. If the cause for hair loss can be determined than a very specific treatment plan can be made. In chinese medicine a plum blossom hammer can be helpful for hair regrowth. ...Read more

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My son is 6 month’s old. He is suffering from alopecia like spot in his head, we are using zydip_c from 2 weeks but we are not getting the best result

My son is 6 month’s old. He is suffering from alopecia like spot in his head, we are using zydip_c from 2 weeks but we are not getting the best result

Don't rush it: Many causes of alopecia. First of all, which side is he sleeping on? Commonly, children rub their hair. Wouldn't worry, wouldn't do anything at the present time. ...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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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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What causes alopecia in women?

What causes alopecia in women?

Many causes.: Can be autoimmune, hormonal or nutritional. Need to see a dermatologists. ...Read more

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