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How to prevent the bald patch in my head from growing big ?

hi my name is varun from karnataka i am 19 yr old male i am having small patch of coin shaped hair fall on right side of my head i am having plenty of hair fall in that side day by day it is getting more i took medicines from both general and ayurvedic doctor but it dint helped me day by day that circle is getting more i dont have any bad habits,stress etc how to cure which medicine i should take pl help me
Wed, 25 Jan 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
u have alopecia areata
u need to consult dermatologist.
he will give u some medicine and injection if needed.
dont pluck hair
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!varun,
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

Varun ,this condition is called ALOPECIA AREATA.This is a autoimmune condition where in your own body cells start destroying your hair follicles ,there by leading to coin shaped hair less patches .If the condition is very active then other hairy parts of the body may also gets involved like eyebrows,chest ,armpits etc.So keep a watch of it.
There are times it is associated with thyroid also.
Treatment consists of intralesional injection ,oral steroids(if spreading) ,topical sensitizers ,topical minoxidil etc.A combination of all this is a must.
So,consult a dermatologist who can start your treatment asap.
regards,
Dr.chawda
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