Alopecia

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia is reduced hair over scalp

Questions and answers on "Alopecia"

doctor i need a doctor in chennai to treat me...i have hair loss.....it is excessive..i want to know wether it is alopecia.....i am 17 years old...and weight of 70 kg....i want a doctor who an give me results....i am loosing confidence because of my hair loss..

doctor1 MD

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

Hair loss is called aloepecia. It has many causes and treatment depends on the cause. I would recommend you to upload the pictures of the affected areas under the premium section of the site so that I...

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hello dr. my name is viki and I suffering the problem of alopecia androgenica from last 6 years, so many dr. i had change for regrowth of my hair but no one give me proper medicine for my hair regrowth,I had use the medicine like minoxidil 5%, tab finpecia 1mg, dutastried 0.5mg cap and many more other lotion, but this are failed to give satisfactory result. so, what can i do, for regrowth of hair

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Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

Minoxidil and Finasteride are US FDA approved therapies for androgenetic alopecia. However, the response to these remedies has a limit and one cannot expect to regain all the hair that was lost. The aim of these remedies being to halt further progression....

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I have pain all over my scalp I searched the Internet I read that it was a symptom of alopecia and other diseases please I need help

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
It might be alopecia aerata.
If possible upload a photograph of the involved area.
You can even mail me photographs on YYYY@YYYY with subject as ATTN Dr Rahul Kumar.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis....

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Hi I have patches of hair loss and the doctors told it is alopecia areata and taken treatment but the results were negative I have I all over the head could you please suggest any treatment or medicine????

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Treatment for alopecia areata

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have gone through your query and I have understood your concern. I also read that you have probably been given intralesional injections for the patches.

I would suggest you to use topical Minoxidil...

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My Daughter having alopecia problem. Doctor recommeded Flutivate-E cream and XXXXXXX fresh capsule. How much time is required to cure this.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Need more information

Detailed Answer:
Helli. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
Does she have a patch or patches of alopecia?or is it generalized?
Seems she most likely has Alopecia areata...

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Yes doctor. My question si Derobin oilment will cure alopecia areata and its side effect. I think it is steroid base ointment right? And 1 more question skin doctor gave me the momate, tacroz, Keratop oilment and Betnosol fort tablet for treatment to cure alopecia areata doctor. Pls give me the answer in my mail id. My id is YYYY@YYYY .

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM
Do you associated psoriasis?
Because derobin is anthracyclin derative which inhibits cell growth & division and allows cell differentiation. It undergoes auto-oxidation when exposed to sun light.
Psoriasis is also known to cause alopecia.
There are certain precautions to...

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after years of suffering from what i have always believed to be the result of a "tread-lift" cosmetic surgical procedure which became infected (procedure no longer performed). I think the trauma caused what has now over at least 7 years has developed into severe follicular damage with tufted (doll hair) and alopecia with scarring. I have had severe abscess formation crusted over at various sites along the front going to the vertex of scalp. extremely painful. no cure no that i have finally done my own research. i believe i have a superinfection and irreversible alopecia. my hair is kinky, blackened and thick with multiple hairs growing from the shafts. everyone insists i am crazy. one biopsy did conclude lichen planus while the other two "pickers nodules" and abscess from picking. No culture ever performed. been treated with topical steroids, antibiotics, etc. i also think it may be a autoimmune response to the barbs that are still in my head and cannot be located to be removed. it has been so long too much damage has been done. i should of investigaqted myself years ago. i am extremely angry, disappointed in the medical community but mostly in myself. i just began to believe i was crazy and these oozing burning sores were imaginary and everyone insisted it had nothing to do with the trauma to my scalp (and infection). can anyone help me? i am losing my hair and have shaved it again on top this time the area is huge. i just got so frustrated trying to cover the areas where it is falling out in my hands. NOTHING PERSONAL BUT I WANT ONLY AN EXPERT DERMATOLOGIST OR DERM/PATHOLOGIST familiar with chronic folliculiti,doll hair and alopecia. i know the score. i need someone who can provide possible treatments! i have read enough. in a short amount of time. (no need for medical school) what is the matter with doc's they don't know an answer they send you away. NOT EVEN CULTURES. one PAS neg. from poorly performed punch biopsy by new doc (i worked in pathology)

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
hair loss probably not related to thread lift

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
I can understand your concern.
Firstly i would like to summarise your problem. You have irreversible hair loss or scarring alopecia associated with development of abscess and crust formation...

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Hey Doc
I'm a 25 yr old girl. I have been suffering from the problem of Hair thinning and hair loss since past 12 trs. Though I was born with thick curly hair, but they were reduced to almost nothing when I entered my teens. earlier I never paid much attention to them and thought that i would regain my hair with the passage of time. when i turned 18, I became quite conscious of my apperance (as every other girl of my age is). This problem has been plaguing me since then.
I have tried a lot of medicines (under the dermatologist's vision) over a period of time, but, nothing worked out. As my hair are curly and un-manageable, I got them permanently straightned. I have been experiencing much more hairfall since then.
Also, i have developed a big patch (about 2 inches long and 1inch wide ) in the middle of my head (towards the back side).
Moreover, i have lost several hair in the crown area of my head (my hair have become so thin that one can virtually see my scalp).
I have been suffering from a low self esteem and avoid people/gatherings.
Please suggest me a sure shot way to arrest hairfall and increase the hairgrowth manifolds.
Thanks.

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Hello Doc, I am having small to medium bald patches on vertex to front elevated side of scalp and few towards back. This is there since pas 5 months, for sometime they dissapear and now i had close cut and they reappeared back, when closely...

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Sir I am suffering hair fall & severe head loss at middle of head. I consulted skin specialist who prescribed minoxidil solution 2% ;finaster idea 1 mg. But due to mild elevation in SGPT he told to apply minoxidil. I am trying for next baby; is...

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Hello Doc, I am writing this to my previous interaction with you sometime before. I contacted you with regards to the problem to my hair, I had bald patches all over my head and later you have given me an answer. your last answer "I have reviewed...

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