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Signs And Symptoms Of Alopecia Areata
Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?
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
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
Can just thinning eyebrow in 5 yr old be symptom of alopecia areata?common clinical manifestation? What is the outlook for progression to scalp etc?
It can be a sign of : Alopecia Areata, which can also occur in the scalp. Unilateral eyebrow thinning can also be from Trichitillomania, pulling out eyebrow hair, or Tinea Capitis, a fungal infection. Less likely causes in kids are Telogen Effluvium, a response to physical or emotional stress, or hypothyroidism. His pediatrician can examine him & either provide treatment or refer him to a dermatologist, if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune hair loss: It is smooth skin in an circular pattern where the hair is suppressed below the skin surface, if occurs in the head or beard area. It can become more extensive where all or most of the hair is missing alopecia totals and whole body alopecia universals. Localized lesions are treated with dilute kenalog injections. More extensive areas can be treated with oral simvistatin. ...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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually treated: Most with aopecoa aerate will respond to treatment. Depending on severity limited alopecia aerate will relsove but may occur later. Extensive alopecia aerate is more difficult to treat, oral simvistatin works well for many who used it. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with alopecia areata at the age of 43. How likely is it a one time occurrence. Could it happen again?
It's unpredictable: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition where your white blood cells attack the hair follicles in a certain area, causing the hair to fall out. Sometimes it happens as a result of an underlying problem, like a thyroid disorder. Sometimes it can be caused by stress, sometimes no cause can be identified. It is a non-scarring alopecia, so the hair should grow back. Steroid injections can help. ...Read more
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