Alopecia areata

What is Alopecia areata?

Alopecia Areata is a condition in which hair loss is seen as asymmetric areas of baldness on the scalp, eyebrows, and bearded portion of the face. Hairy skin anywhere on the body may be affected; occasionally follows autosomal dominant inheritance. Peribulbar lymphocytic infiltration and association with autoimmune disorders suggest an autoimmune etiology. Slow enlargement with eventual regrowth within 1 year is common, but relapse is frequent and progression to alopecia totalis may occur, especially with childhood onset.

Questions and answers on "Alopecia areata"

HI, I am 30 old and I am facing with alopecia areata for this I am using betnosol forte 1mg per day. this course I have to use for 3months. this medicine if use for 3 months any affects will show on my body.any treatment is there for alopecia areata.

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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your case history of alopecia aerata, my treatment advice is -
1. Take good nutritious diet full of green leafy vegetables and milk.
2. Apply a Tacrolimus 0.03% ointment on affected part.
3. Take...

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My 7year old boy got a bald patch on his head why ?

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Hi

That can be a condition of patchy hairloss called Alopecia Areata, It starts with patches of hairloss over scalp, eye brow, beard and mustache(in adults), gradually these individual patches join together to form a bigger patch. There are different types of Alopecia areata, depending on the...

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my hair is falling every day in past 5 years.now many patches in my head . still i am 26 years old .used many hair oils in past 5 years .but it s not worked for me.but one doctor gave me minoxin spray.It s looked bit working .but how can i regrow my lost hair ? sorry about my english

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kindly send in pics to have a better diagnosis. wht is ur age? any thyroid disorders? any h/ o recurrent cough cold? u have change in the nails?
u could have sumthg called alopecia areata. pics would help, so pls send in.
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I had lot of dandruff and now there is a hair fall v badly in fact in some places there patch hair loss why is it? what is the solution?

doctor1 MD

hello Vathsala .

if you are losing hair in coin shaped patch then u are suffering from alopecia areata,
alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease which needs to be treated
and as well dandruff needs to be treated as its an infection and it might aggravate the condition, will suggest you to start...

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Hi I am a 17 year old girl with a severe hair fall problem.It all started back in 6th grade when my mom noticed a few strands of grey hair.But now almost 75% of my hair have turned grey.and there is almost a bald patch right on top. I have had tests for thyroid and the report was normal.Although a urine test indicated some abnormality. And i also get cramps on the lower right side of my abdomen sometimes along with a discharge. Can this be related to my hair problem? Please Help. I have already contacted 3 other doctors ,but in vain.

doctor1 MD

hi,
you are suffering from canities and probably with alopecia areata too. Start tab keraglo forte once daily and see a dermatologist asap

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Hello!
I had alopecia areata, I was taking betnosol 25mg for 15 years, now doctors stopped me taking this medicine, given betnosol forte 4 tablets for 2 days in a week. this, I feel very tired and very week and also my hair is receeding very fast.
doctor has also advised me to take azoran 2 tablets daily.
pls. advise, will i be able to recover my hair again.
with regds,
Rajesh

doctor1 MD

hello rajesh, i can understand the pain you are going through. 15 years is a very long time.

alopecia areata is a very common disorder but most of the patients recover either on their own or with medicines within months. in few patients the disease is long standing. most of these patients have an...

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Recent questions on  Alopecia areata

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Hi. I have one bald spot on my scalp looks like alopecia areata for about 9 years now, this happened after my car accident and was in icu for a week with a halo so i don t move my neck.. after neck infusion surgery, it was a major surgery about 8 hours there has not been any more bald spots beside from that one for many years.. just wanted to know what you think about what it could be?? Thank you!!

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Hi,
Everyone in my nuclear family has been losing their hair…to the point where the scalp is showing. No one knows what is causing it. My brother moved out of the state but he has the same problem. I have to have my hair a certain way so the bald spot does not show. Do you know what this could be?

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Hello Doctor, Sir, i am Sury 40 Years i have been suffering from alopecia areata from last 10 months.Doctor has given me following mediines.in my ige test immune count is 270 doctor advised me to take weekly twice saturdat and sunday Betnesol Forte (1 Mg) morning 2 tablets and night 2 tablets and every 10 days taking steroid injection. but my immune did not reducing from 270 count. Veloxin.. i will it solve my problem ? -Sury Hyderabad

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Hi, my four year old daughter who is of afro-carib decent, has developed one large bald patch on her scalp and 2-3 smaller ones scattered around her head. I would say about 2months ago, i took her hair out of cornrows and she had a black flaky scalp in a particular area, when i washed her hair, the area with the black flaky scalp had disssapeard and so had her hair in that area. the doctors have given me keptopine, but this is not helping. she still gets puss like bumps on the bald spot, and hair is not growing back. Pls advise. thank you.

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Hi , I came to know around 4 years back that some white patches on my chin and it was a problem of alopecia , but during that period i ignored that because i don't know about this problem , but later on, after 1 year, i noticed this kind of...

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My Dr prescribed Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1% for my hair loss believing it will help grow my very thinning hair back .??????

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My 6 year old grandson developed a growing, perfectly round, bald spot on the back of his head, centered on his cowlick. It started in early September just after school started. Another 2 smaller spots appeared recently, but tiny hairs can now be...

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