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Decaying wisdom tooth, bald patches on the beard. Tried steroid injections. Permanent solution?

hello doctor i have been getting some no beard patch on face i had this problem before many years back but now its come again and also i have a wisdom tooth for many years. which i feel is decaing from the time i hve got it ..i have been to a skin speicalist 3 to 4 years back he had injected some steroid on the patches and i got the hair in 2 to 3 sittings but how can i get this problem solve entirely.. please let me know
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Hi Nitesh,
You seem to be suffering from a pattern of hair loss known as alopecia areata. It is an auto immune disease characterised by coin shaped round patches of hair loss. It has a remitting and relapsing pattern.
The treatment involves intralesional injections of steroid, application of minoxidil, salicylic acid, topical steroids, tretinoin, dithranol is effective too. Sometimes if the disease is progressive then oral steroids and an immunomodulator like levamisole is prescribed too. As it is an autoimmune disease we can stop the progression of existing lesion and help in hair regrowth however no medicine intake can prevent its further occurence or cure it completely.
As far as your molar tooth decay is concerned, you may consult a dentist and get it extracted.
Hope that helped
Take care
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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