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Bald spots on beard - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I have developed bald spots on my beard
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   29
Doctor :   how long have u had such issues ?
User :   4 months
User :   ago i got 1 spot
Doctor :   do u ever shave?
User :   now it increased to 4 couple of months ago
User :   yes
User :   i assume its alopecia areata?
User :   of beard
User :   thats what i found online
Doctor :   the causes of such a thing , could be due to fungal infection
User :   see 4 months ago... i got 1 spot right next to my lips
User :   i shave every day
User :   then 2 months ago i got 2 more in my neck
Doctor :   or skin issues (dermatitis) that causes the skin hair follicles to get damaged
User :   it starts with a dot and keeps increasing
Doctor :   how big are the spots ?
Doctor :   do u have the same on the head ?
User :   like coin
User :   no
User :   may be less than 1 inch in diameter
Doctor :   your condition appeaars to be Alopecia Barbae, a type of alopecia areata
User :   i know.. thats what i said above
Doctor :   for proper diagnosis, a examination and then a biopsy of the skin of the beard might be needed
User :   okay
User :   i need an appointment
User :   with a good doctor
User :   in mumbai
Doctor :   yes, you can consult a dermatologist
Doctor :   give me a minute
User :   ok
User :   what are possible causes of this alopecia barbae?
User :   does the hair ever grow back?
Doctor :   some times, it could be due to a autoimmune issuess or heriditary
Doctor :   the cause can be known after a biopsy
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can consult
Doctor :   You can and then they will help you with the appointment
User :   any other doctor?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   hair care - is a part of cosmetic dermatology
User :   do you have feedback on any of the doctors?
User :   for alopecia issues?
Doctor :   sorry
User :   as i have limited time...
Doctor :   i dont have all the feedback for doctors
User :   oo okay
User :   how does some one get fungul infection?
Doctor :   fungi are very common in the environment
Doctor :   and hair infection is common as it is the most exposed part
Doctor :   can u confirm your phone no
User :   any other doctor please?
User :   i need appointment for this friday
Doctor :   so how are u going to consult a doctor ?
User :   i am coing for 1 day
Doctor :   ok
User :   on friday
Doctor :   can u confirm ur mail id ?
User :   YYYY@YYYY
User :   can u tell me more doctors
User :   as i need appointment for this friday only
User :   can you try for me?
Doctor :   our customer care will contact with a list of doctors
Doctor :   i have intimated the customer care and they will email u with the necessary details
User :   i need appointment on friday after 1 PM
User :   as my flight reaches at 11 Am
Doctor :   the CCE will get back to you on this
User :   when?
Doctor :   you will get a call from our executive tomorrow day time IST
Doctor :   OR A email with all the details
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   bye now
Doctor :   take care , good evening
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