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    1. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

      Diseases that can cause hair loss,thinning,or breakage include: Lupus,in which hair tends to become brittle and may fall out in patches. Short,broken hairs ("lupus hairs") commonly appear above the forehead. Hair loss is usually not permanent. Some people with lupus also develop a form of lupus called discoid or cutaneous lupus that affects only the skin ("cutaneous" refers to skin). ...

    2. Alopecia Areata - Health Tools

      This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding hair loss medications.

    3. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

      Alopecia areata is hair loss caused when the immune system attacks hair follicles,where hair growth begins. Contact immunotherapy is an experimental therapy that may be the most effective treatment for severe alopecia areata. 1 A common medicine used is diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP). DPCP,a liquid,is "painted" on the scalp once a week. The concentration of the solution is increased at ...

    4. Alopecia Areata - Symptoms

      Hair loss can occur as thinning, in which you may not notice hair falling out, or as shedding, in which clumps of hair fall out.

    5. Types of Hair Loss - Exams and Tests

      Your health professional will ask you questions about your hair loss and what's causing it.

    6. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

      Medicines and medical treatments can cause hair loss. Medicines Many medicines that can cause hair loss include: Medicines used to treat cancer ( chemotherapy ). Birth control pills. Women who lose hair while taking birth control pills usually have an inherited tendency toward hair thinning. If hair thinning occurs,a woman can consult her doctor about switching to another birth control pill ...

    7. Alopecia Areata - Home Treatment

      Home treatment for hair loss includes hair care and hairstyling techniques that may help you cover thinning or bald spots on the scalp. This may be easier for women.

    8. Alopecia Areata - What Happens

      What happens in hair loss depends on its cause -- whether it is inherited or not.

    9. Hair Loss - Treatment Overview

      Some people choose to treat hair loss with medications or surgery, such as hair transplantation. Others choose to wear hairpieces (wigs or toupees) or use different methods of hair styling (dyeing or combing). The approach you use depends on the cause of

    10. Alopecia Areata - What Increases Your Risk

      Learn about factors that increase the risk of hair loss.

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