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What is a good topical and supplement drug for alopecia?

What is a good topical and supplement drug for alopecia?

Alopecia: First you need to find out why, at your age, you have alopecia. It is not uncommon at that age but if this has come on abruptly you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Yes: Drug induced lupus typically is associated with a positive ANA and a positive antihistone antibody. It normally has many features of sle without brain or kidney dinvolvement. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if alopecia (hair loss) is a side of effect of the following meds?

Can you tell me if alopecia (hair loss) is a side of effect of the following meds?

Hairloss ; meds: Hair loss is a common side effect of many medications, especially statin drugs (cholesterol), anti-hypertensives (blood pressure), hormones, weight loss treatments, mood modulators (anti-depressants/anti-anxiety), as well as chemotherapy, smoking, and more. ...Read more

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I have bipolar, diabetis ii, and fibromialgia. I have now lost 1/2 of my hair (no med changes in 6 mo. Any chance of alopecia too, i?

Loosing hair: If you are taking antiepileptic, alopecia is common. Hair loss was observed in 3 patients treated with valproic acid, with normal serum levels of biotin, zinc, and biotinidase activity, and the alopecia disappeared with the oral administration of biotin (10 mg/d) in 3 months in a study by castro-gago 2011. Antiseizure meds interfere with Folic Acid which can cause hair to thin. Deplin may help. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He was retested yesterday and they are doing something called RN

Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He was retested yesterday and they are doing something called RN

False positive?: Hepatitis C virus antibody test is sometimes false positive. That's why the RNA test is needed; it will tell whether your son actually has HCV. You don't say his age, but it is unlikely if young and thus has not shared drug injection equipment; has never had a transfusion; and has not otherwise been heavily exposed to another person's blood. So probably all is well. My fingers are crossed for you! ...Read more

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Can cipla be used to stop baldness. Where can I get the drug in nigeria?

Can cipla be used to stop baldness. Where can I get the drug in nigeria?

Hair loss: Cipla has a generic medication for propecia (finasteride). Propecia (finasteride) is used in the United States to treat hair loss. Thus, you can use cipla's generic for Propecia (finasteride) for male pattern hair loss. Make sure you read the insert so you know what side effects can occur with the medication. ...Read more

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Pls, can cipla stop baldness? And where can I get this drug in nigeria? Lagos to be precise. Thank you

Pls, can cipla stop baldness? And where can I get this drug in nigeria? Lagos to be precise. Thank you

Don't think so: Cipla appears to be a drug company that makes antivirals, aids medications, heart medications, asthma inhalers, and some other meds. Not sure if the company makes any drugs to slow down balding. Beware of any claims by a drug company about being able to "stop balding" because such claims sometimes are false or exaggerated. ...Read more

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Has vyvense been known to increase rate of male pattern baldness? 30yo started meds, same time hair began falling out, now I'm 33 n have the horseshoe

Has vyvense been known to increase rate of male pattern baldness? 30yo started meds, same time hair began falling out, now I'm 33 n have the horseshoe

Yes, hair loss: Is a potential side effect of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Male pattern baldness is generally hereditary, but taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) could potentially increase the rate of hair loss. If the hair loss is distressing and you are still taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), consider discussing alternatives with your doctor. Using Rogaine may be helpful in slowing continued hair loss. ...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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Does alopecia last forever?

Depends on type: Alopecia or hair loss has many different causes. Androgenetic (hereditary hair loss) is common and permanent. Telogen effluvium has many causes and less common and is temporary. Alopecia areata is an auto allergic condition that can be temporary or intermittent. These are only a few examples of alopecia with different causes and longevity. ...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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Can alopecia be cured and how?

Can alopecia be cured and how?

Depends: Alopecia can be a separate disease but is normally a symptom or an inherited problem and not a seperate disease. The first step to determine if it can be reversed is to determine the cause. You will need to see a doctor who deals with your problem to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have alopecia. Can it be cured?

Tel Effl. Spontaneous: If you have telegen effluvium due to postpartum hair loss, lack of eating redmeat, lsck of iron, zinc, HUGE stress, and secondary to meds like antidepressants, reducing the triggers has a good chance of having it cured spontaneously. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for alopecia?

What are the reasons for alopecia?

Depends on the type: There are many different types of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and is effected by the actions of dihydrotestosterone. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition. Whereas other alopecias/hair loss can be due to thyroid or other medical diseases. ...Read more

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How could female alopecia be cured?

How could female alopecia be cured?

Alopecia: I hope this is not the effect of your hairstylist.
The best doctor to see would be a dermatologist! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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