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Boy, do I feel like a freak!!!!

Discussion in 'Women's Alopecia Areata' started by Cat, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. LuBee

    LuBee Guest

    There are different forms of areata - universalis, totalis, circumscript, reticulated, ophiasis and diffuse. Diffuse is defined as:

    " ... a form of incomplete hair loss affecting the whole scalp without distinct patches. This type can be difficult to diagnose and may require a biopsy. To help in the diagnosis of any type of alopecia areata, the dermatologist always looks for exclamation point hairs - broken off short hair that taper (get narrower) toward the scalp."

    I was diagnosed with this by one doctor (without biopsy), but I have my doubts. Treatment is topical steriods and Rogaine.
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I inherited Alopecia Areata from my great Aunt, she didn't have birth control pills because they hadn't been invented in 1925. I am afraid Alopecia Areata is a disease that is inherited and until "they" know what causes it "they" can not cure it

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