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Hairless skin around face, ears, have tiny, itchy, painful, dry pimples that keep spreading. What can be done?

Well, how can I say no, to THAT!! I have had this problem for over 2 years and NO dermatologist could say anything about it except that it is caused by stress!! I have like a halo of totally hairless skin around my face, and over both ears, I have tiny, itchy, painful, dry pimples that keep spreading. I m losing hair on the sides of my face (around my ears) but facial hair is growing on my face at great speed, too. Also, I have unsightly pigmentation that refuses to disappear, even though I use sunblock. I am 50, and I have had many blood tests to check my thyroid , but results came out fine, every time... PLEASE help.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
You might be suffering from a condition called as alopecia aerata.
It manifests with patchy loss of hair.
You might need treatment with injectable steroids.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.
you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

If the lesions persist, please meet a dermatologist for final diagnosis
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 9 Jun 2013
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