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Patch of no hair on beard. Prescribed Propysalic lotion. Right medicine?

Hi, I recently discovered that tiny patch on my beard where the hairs stopped growing. The skin appear over smooth and shiny and with no hairs at all. I have observed that these patches have grown in the last couple of weeks. Looks like a fungal infection , without any itching or signs. I consulted to doctor they told to apply Propysalic Nf Lotion. My question is it right medicine because I used for one week but I am not seen any effect.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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You seem to be having alopecia areata. The medicine prescribed by your doctor is a combination of steroid -salicylic acid and would give results. One week time is too small time to notice results. Kindly continue it for few weeks but in case if the patch is increasing in size or number either steroid should be injected in these lesions or a pulse therapy of steroid should be suggested by doctor. Hope that answers your query. Take care.
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