I understand that you have a sick daughter who needs medical attention, but I am a hair transplant surgeon. Alopecia areata is not likely related to your daughter’s overall problem, which sounds serious. Vomiting is related to possible treatments that she might’ve been given for the alopecia areata, but I have no idea if she
Alopecia areata can often be spontaneous, but some have tried to connect allergic reactions to it. I really don’t know though, to be honest. The spots can appear singular or at multiple locations, regular or irregular and they can change in size and grow larger. For more info on alopecia areata, I recommend visiting the
In my humble opinion, alopecia areata is an auto-immune issue where your body attacks its own hair follicles (to put it simply) and it has been occasionally linked to stress as a precipitating factor. It may have been a triggering factor. Hair loss from alopecia areata often will grow back with time (with or without
Snippet from the article: Read the rest — H1N1 May Cause Baldness Apparently 7 patients with H1N1 (swine flu) saw hair loss, and although this is an extremely small number of patients to make a link, it’s worth exploring further. The exact cause of alopecia areata remains unknown, so finding even casual links could possibly
Snippet from the article: Read the rest — Hair Model’s Worst Nightmare: Going Bald This is the story of a young woman’s journey after she suddenly found herself losing most of her hair from alopecia areata.
Snippet from the article: Read the rest — Genetic Basis of Alopecia Areata Leads to Abatacept Trial Abatacept is a rheumatoid arthritis medication marketed as Orencia. The study will include 56 patients receiving either an abatacept or placebo injection over the course of 6 months. Dr. Christiano is a top physician that has made treating
Nice find and thanks for sending. I don’t recall seeing too much about using garlic as an alopecia areata treatment. This was a small study of 34 people presented last year at a conference in Australia. It does sound interesting, and I found another small alopecia areata study discussing the use of topical garlic gel
Second opinions are impossible to do over the internet through this blog. In general, I would want to know the following: Could you have had alopecia areata when you had your transplant? Did you lose transplanted hair in the areas of alopecia areata? Any time a person has recipient sites in the scalp, small cutaneous
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, potentially affecting all of your hair follicles. It could attack any transplanted hair that is placed into the balding area and those hairs will die. So unfortunately, transplantation isn’t a wise option for you. For more on alopecia areata, see the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
Alopecia areata is a lifelong condition, though it may only flare up every few years. So what you are experiencing may be another onset of alopecia areata. I would follow up with your doctor for a diagnosis and confirmation. To date, there is no proven medical treatments for alopecia areata. The good news is that