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?

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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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My daughter is 12 years old & has been a Vyvanse patient since she was 7. As a child, always having a full head of hair...she is suffering from severe hair loss. She started off on 20 mg. & now that she has moved up to 60 mg. the hair loss is even more uncontrollable. We were always told she had alopecia, We use steroid topical cream for her scalp, but locations of baldness are changing. Nothing seems to be working for her & we need help!!!

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I'm male and 19 years old. I have 2 bald patches at either side of my hairline. Its not receded at all, and I've had the patches since I was very young, hiding them with long hair. I looked around and the closest hairloss conditions I could find that match mine were Alopecia Areata and Triangular Alopecia. Is there any way of correcting this, or is surgery the only option? also will this correct itself? I've had this since I was probably 13-14 I think.

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Hi doc m 25 year old girl and hairsutisim lead me to discover that i am suffering from PCO's and taking its medication(metmorphin, diane35 n multivitamin) from almost 14 months now. from last 2 months i discovered a alopecia areata patch on the scalp and a scalp burning 2 to 3 cm under the patch. i had 3 such patches when i was 14 years old but they recovered back themselves in 7 to 8 months.because of PCO's i am left with 1/4 of my hair i have following questions to ask of you 1. can i have the same hair strength as i used to have before PCO's (i mean i wana know if the folicals remain alive ) 2. how can alopecia areata can be recovered

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I have Begun to have bald spots in my hair since my dog has started taking Apoquel. My dr. Said this is an immune system response to something and even though I wash my hands after giving the drug to my dog, I was wondering if I was having a reaction to the drug myself.

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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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