alopecia areata worldwide


alopecia areata worldwide

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches.
This disease affects approximately 2% of the population overall.

 this is a support group for those who have alopecia (or have loved ones with alopecia). Information shared should focus on your own thoughts, feelings and experiences. Opinions are welcome but should not be misconstrued as medical advice. Auto-immune disorders are individual disorders. What works for one person may not work for another.

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Eyebrow loss and getting older!

Started by AnneHW. Last reply by Jim In Cali Feb 7, 2019. 1 Reply

Hi Everyone,I'm new here, so I apologize if I'm missing something. I think I belong in this group based on what my dermatologist told me.I have a weird form of alopecia that seems to run in my…Continue

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Comment by kat533 on March 23, 2016 at 2:52am
Thanx for the comments everyone. I'm trying to take it one day at a time. I go see a Dermatologist on April 14th for the first time in 6 years. Well see what she says. I'm mainly doing it for an accommodation for work sp I cam wear scarves or head wraps. I work in a County building so professional dress is a must so no baseball hats for me. I'll look into the blog sites posted below.

Blessings to you all and have a great night. I'm off to sleep. : )
Comment by JeffreySF on March 23, 2016 at 2:27am

NAAF made the list too!!!

Comment by leah on March 23, 2016 at 12:37am
Thx Jeffrey (they list alopecia world as 2nt recommended site):)
Comment by JeffreySF on March 22, 2016 at 11:18pm


About the nose hair...I lost mine. I get some on a regular basis now but I tend to pluck them out. IDK...

Comment by JeffreySF on March 22, 2016 at 11:16pm

Thanks for sharing Lea!

I'll read through it.

Comment by leah on March 22, 2016 at 9:29pm
Comment by leah on March 22, 2016 at 9:28pm

Hi again Kat, I don't know about the nose hairs. I don't really notice if I have, I do have eyebrows and lashes that come and go...maybe someone else does and April is coming qucik, so hope your dr can advise too! best

Comment by kat533 on February 27, 2016 at 12:21am

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing good. I had a quick question. My Alopecia started up right before Christmas again this past year and since that time I've devoloped 2 large - bigger than a silver dollar - patches right on the top of my head. Now I have another one on the back of my head about the size of my  thumb. But I started noticing I'm loosing nose hairs too. REALLY WEIRD! but I loose about 1 to 2 every day or so. Defiantly not normal as I don't ever remember loosing any nose hairs ever in my life.... 

Does this mean my illness might be changing? I've had AA for 10 years now and it's always been the hair on my head, no where else. I've got an appointment for a Dermatologist in April.......   We'll see what happens with that..... Thanks

Comment by leah on January 7, 2016 at 9:14pm
That is awesome Eddi and good reminder of the power of dance. Muy bein? Have to try. Thank you, best and Happy New Year to you!!
Comment by kat533 on January 6, 2016 at 7:03pm
Amen Eddie. Been dancing for 15 years, wouldn't give it up for the world. Keep tapping those toes!! : )

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