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Alopecia Areata treatments

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unclerodge  ·  22 Mar 2009

hi. try lazertique shampoos and creams. great! for this and head skin problems. good luck

 

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trev36  ·  02 Mar 2009

hi

i am 27 years old male. i developed a bald patch on my chin about a year ago. it has since spread across my jaw and neck and in the last 2 weeks has spread onto the top of my head i am going through a tough time with it because i get stared at a lot. any help would be grateful.

 

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Liz  ·  30 Nov 2006
Hi my name is Liz and I have posted before. I just wanted everyone to join my Alopecia website :- www.alopecia.ie. Feel free to leave messages and give, all welcome, love liz
 

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carrie  ·  06 Nov 2006
My 13 year old daughter developed patch at nape of neck 4 months ago. This has grown to almost the 4 inches by 2 inches at the back of her head and now she also has another patch starting at the crown of her head. I went to GP who said nothing could be done it was just something that happens and not to worry - etc. But no treatment was discussed. I am wondering if I should try to find specialist or use Regaine without any medical advice. Any ideas or advice greatly apreciated.
 

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Anonymous  ·  06 Sep 2006
I have had the steroid injections they hurt like hell but my hair did grow back but when I stopped the injections it fell out again the doctors told me that this was common and I would probably have to be on the injections for life - No thanks. I can not use cream because I have excema which is controllled and the ingredients in the cream will bring my excema back so no win siutation.
 

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socks  ·  21 Aug 2006
My hair fell out in a large patch in Novemeber 2005. Today all the hair has grown back, for most of the patch it grew back white but the rest came back black -its natural colour. I didn't treat it with anything as I was told that there were no guarentees of regrowth but just to be patient. I was one of the lucky ones and would recommend people not to waste their money on too many potions as the results are never guarenteed.
 

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Mel  ·  18 Aug 2006
My 10 year old daughter has had alopecia areata for almost 2 years. She was born with Down syndrome and I was told this is quite common in children like herself. We have been attending a dermatoligist in Crumlin for the last two years but things have only slightly improved. As some hair grows back, another bald patch appears in its place ! I had been using 'Dermavate' but now stopped. Can anyone give advice? At this stage I'm desperate !
 

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Anonymous  ·  21 Nov 2005
I am 32 years of age and have just found out that I have alopecia areata. Does the hair grow back eventually and am I better off just leaving it alone as there seems to be no successful guarenteed cure?
 

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Liz (MMN25555)  ·  22 Jul 2005
I am in the process of starting my own website for Alopecia it will also cover treatments and stress levels and have a discussion forum, please keep an eye out it will be running soon, I have alopecia totalis since 1999. and would love to talk to someone about it. My email is alopecia@eircom.net and the website is www.alopecia.ie
 

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Anonymous  ·  21 Jul 2005
I got Alopecia Areata in 1999 while I was on treatment for Graves Disease. At the time my GP told me that thyroid problems can sometimes trigger hair loss. I tried lotions, potions, creams but nothing worked and was eventually referred to an excellent consultant dermatologist in Hume Street Clinic, Dublin. She prescribed steroid injections which worked very well. I would recommend the steroid injections.
 

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Anonymous  ·  20 Jul 2005
i got a human hair wig last week for e800. it is completely natural looking. some synthetic wigs are just as natural, but you cant style them. they usually cost about e300. I have been to a dermatologist about my alopecia areata and he treated me like i was stupid for looking for a cure.
 

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Liz (MMN25555)  ·  08 Mar 2005
I was wondering if any women who were wigs would tell me what they pay for them and do they get help from the health board. Thank you very much
 

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Anonymous  ·  08 Mar 2005
I have suffered from alopecia areata since 1999 I have no hair whatsoever. I couldnt use the creams because I have excema but I tried the steroid injections they were very painful and over three months my hair began to grow I then moved to another city and I have been on the waiting list to be seen by a specialist for three years and my hair fell out again. I was told by a specialist that it is unlikely that I will get my hair back. I would not recommend that you have the injections because you would have to stay on them for the rest of your life which is incredibly dangerous.
 

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Anonymous  ·  07 May 2003
I was interested in this feature as I have a friend who has it who's birthday is coming up and I wondered if I could get her a little something that MIGHT help her rather than do more damage
 

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Anonymous  ·  03 May 2003
Hi! I've been diagnosed with alopecia and have been trying different treatments for it. I've been prescribed various creams by my doctor. Over the past 2 months I've been going to acupuncture once a week and my hair growth has improved. I'm still using the creams but just to let anyone else with the same condition know that acupuncture is working for me. Has anyone tried the steroid injections? I don't fancy it much and was wondering if it has been successful for anyone?
 
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