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How to know if you have severe traction alopecia what are the symptoms of severe traction alopecia and temporary traction alopecia? Please help

How to know if you have severe traction alopecia what are the symptoms of severe traction alopecia and temporary traction alopecia? Please help

Permanent vs temp.: It depends on the severity/frequency of traction and individual anatomic differences. However, the longer traction is present, the more likely loss will be permanent. Stop the traction and allow several months of growth to take place. Try using minoxidil for women (avail without Rx). If hair does not return in 6 to 9 months, then the loss is likely permanent. ...Read more

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What is traction alopecia?

What is  traction alopecia?

Traction alopecia: Loss of hair due to traction tension on the hair bearing area. ...Read more

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How do I know if have traction alopecia?

How do I know if  have traction alopecia?

See a dermatologist: Traction alopecia can be easily diagnosed by a dermatologist. The diagnosis is usually made by taking a thorough history of the problem and performing an in-depth scalp examination to look for clues. I would see a dermatologist to find help. ...Read more

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How can I repair damage from traction alopecia?

How can I repair damage from  traction alopecia?

Tarction alopecia: First thing you do is leave your hair open or tie very loosely. If your hair follicles have not been damaged permanently, your hair will eventually grow back. ...Read more

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How do I know if my traction alopecia is severe?

How do I know if my traction alopecia is severe?

Alopecia: The only way you would no will depend on your symptoms - frequent/regular? Please make another appointment with your doctor. I would appreciate hearing how things get along. ...Read more

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How to know if I am developing traction alopecia?

How to know if I am  developing  traction alopecia?

Thin hairline: Breakage and thinning hairline which is thin from too tight a hair style. Change hair style immediately. ...Read more

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I have traction alopecia, when is it too late to reverse it?

Traction alopecia: Tractional alopecia is an inflammatory hair loss that ultimately results in scarring of follicles after repeated damage. Whether it is reversible or not depends on how many hair follicles have already completed the scarring process. It is certainly worth a try to save as many follicles as possible by absolutely stopping any traction and by treating the inflammation. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have traction alopecia. When would it be too late to reverse it?

I have traction alopecia. When would it be too late to reverse it?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I stopped the traction but what can I do now to fix traction alopecia?

I stopped the traction but what can I do now to fix traction alopecia?

Minoxidl and steroid: Topical minoxidl may stimulate regrowth. Also dermatologist can inject dilute cortisone shots once a month and regrow some or most of hair. Expect 3 to 6 months to see regrowth. ...Read more

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I have had traction alopecia for a while now, is it too late to reverse it?

Traction: Some of the damage from traction on hair follicles can be permenant.Remaining undamaged follicles can have close to normal hair growth. ...Read more

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How long is does it take for traction alopecia until it becomes permanent is two years already permanent?

How long is does it take for traction alopecia until it becomes permanent is two years already permanent?

No specific timespan: Depends on the severity/frequency of traction and individual anatomic differences. However, the longer traction is present, the more likely loss will be permanent. Stop the traction and allow several months of growth to take place. Try using minoxidil for women (avail without Rx). If hair does not return in 6 to 9 months, then the loss is likely permanent. ...Read more

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How long does it take for traction alopecia to become permanent and how do I know if my traction alopecia is permanent I need help and answers ?

How long does it take for traction alopecia to become permanent and how do I know if my traction alopecia is permanent I need help and answers ?

See answer: The earlier traction alopecia (TA) is diagnosed the more likely it will be reversible by discontinuing the traction. Persistence beyond one year is more likely to be permanent. Treatment is to stop all traction. In early reversible TA the number of hair follicles are normal and some inflammation is often present. In permanent TA the follicles are reduced in number and no inflammation is present. ...Read more

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What is the cure for traction alopecia?

Alopecia: Before doing anything else about traction alopecia I would recommend that you see your hairstylist to help you through this. If that isn't possible or doesn't work out, the next choice would be to see a dermatologist. It would not be unreasonable to see that doctor first. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for the early stage of traction alopecia?

Is there a medicine for the early stage of traction alopecia?

Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or other. All of these issues need to be ruled-out then addressed appropriately. ...Read more

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Could wearing hat for long time cause traction alopecia or faster progress of mpb?

Could wearing hat for long time cause traction alopecia or faster progress of mpb?

Alopecia: Yes, wearing a hat long time can speed up hair loss, but at your age there may be other causes. No hurry, but you should see your at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Any treatment for traction alopecia other than avoiding traction?

Not really.: Dermatologists have certain prescription medications at their disposal that might speed up regrowth of hair lost through traction or other causes. But the primary cure for traction alopecia, as you suspected, is not tying or braiding your hair tightly. ...Read more

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Can hair recover from severe traction alopecia?

Can hair recover  from severe traction alopecia?

Usually Yes: Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, chronic traction alopecia can result in permanent hairloss in the area. Traction alopecia is not one of the conditions of hairloss that spreads unless the source of traction is spreading to other areas of the scalp. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hair to stop falling out while having traction alopecia even though I stopped the traction?

Watching hair grow: Hair normally grows in phases and, unless you've been ill, those phases are not synchronized. That's why you will almost always be shedding some hair. The damaged roots may shed after traction ends. Look closely in the areas of alopecia, if after 1 month you do not see any new tiny hairs growing you might need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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Sikh teenager suffering from traction alopecia. Treatment?

Sikh teenager suffering from traction alopecia. Treatment?

Traction alopecia: generally will improve by changing hair care habits (no tight braids, plaits, buns or ponytails). In otherwise healthy people, normal hair growth will resume on its own. ...Read more

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Does traction alopecia ever let the hair grow back?

Usually Yes: Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, chronic traction alopecia can result in permanent hairloss in the area. ...Read more

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