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Alopecia areata/Small,round,smooth patches of hair loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i have alopecia areata.tell me more about it.
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Doctor :   Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   63kg,1.7 m
Doctor :   Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   single,21,student
Doctor :   Gender?
User :   female
Doctor :   In alopecia areata Hair loss usually occurs in small, round, smooth patches about the size of a quarter.
Doctor :   Usually the disease doesn't extend beyond a few bare patches on the scalp,
User :   its like it curable
Doctor :   Soreness and itching may precede the hair loss.
User :   whats the estimated time for recovery
Doctor :   Steroid based medicines are helpful in some but that has to be given after physically examing you by a dermatolgist or Trichologist
Doctor :   It varies from person to person based on the effect of the drug on the person
Doctor :   New hair may be visible four weeks after the injection.
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