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Suggest remedies for facial hair loss

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: I am suffering problem of hair loss on face.(saving hair).
Do you suggest your opinion on this?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Alopecia areata or Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi...
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for your post.
I can understand your concern.

Patches are hair loss, like in your case is termed as Alopecia areata.
This is an autoimmune disease. It can involve any hairy part.

Kindly post photos for better assessment.

Usually it doesn't require treatment if it is a small patch o hair loss. It large patch is evident then you might need steroid injections to the affected area. You can also use topical steroid ointments though it is less effective than injections. Hair growth if occurs by this, will take longer time (3-6 months).
You can also apply Minoxidil 5% topical solution. But need prescription for this.

Other possibility is Fungal infection which is less likely. If present , you can use antifungal cream for this.
Kindly upload photos of affected area.

Hope this helps you.
Take care, Bye.

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Suggest remedies for facial hair loss

Brief Answer: Alopecia areata or Fungal infection Detailed Answer: Hi... Welcome to HCM. Thank you for your post. I can understand your concern. Patches are hair loss, like in your case is termed as Alopecia areata. This is an autoimmune disease. It can involve any hairy part. Kindly post photos for better assessment. Usually it doesn't require treatment if it is a small patch o hair loss. It large patch is evident then you might need steroid injections to the affected area. You can also use topical steroid ointments though it is less effective than injections. Hair growth if occurs by this, will take longer time (3-6 months). You can also apply Minoxidil 5% topical solution. But need prescription for this. Other possibility is Fungal infection which is less likely. If present , you can use antifungal cream for this. Kindly upload photos of affected area. Hope this helps you. Take care, Bye.