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White beard, bald patches, shedding hairs. Cure for symptoms?

Hi. 4 weeks ago my beard went white in many areas, not grey, white and some bald patches on the beard were visible, then 2 weeks later my hairs started sheddding. First one bald patch like alopecia areaata but now sheddng in a diffuse way. It is happening so fast as if i have been poisoned. I am 44 years old and always had a full head of hair until now. Man thanks
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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You are suffering from alopecia areata. Alopecia areata commonly has well defined patches of hair loss. That is the localized variety. Suddenly hair growing white also is one of the signs of alopecia areata. Sometimes Alopecia areata can be diffuse if the activity of the disease is severe. You seem to be having a very active disease looking at the way it is shedding. It is advisable to see a dermatologist at the earliest as you might require systemic steroids to stop the activity along with topical treatments. Better not to delay as they can fall at an alarming rate. Relax, there is treatment , but do not delay.
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Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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