Re: Alopecia Areata
has your daughter gone for blood test to confirm the cause of Alopecia Areata? If you check the term Alopecia Areata in wikipedia, the cause is unknown, but definitely not because of bacteria/virus. It could be genetic as well.
If it's a bacteria or virus attack on the scalp, it is easier to treat and reversible. I have a 7-yr old pupil who had sever hair loss resulting in baldness on the crown of her head, and she is diagnosed with virus attack. After almost a year, her hair is growing back healthily.
The reason why I asked about blood test is because I'm also suffering sever hair loss over a short period of time, and is still shedding hair seriously everyday. That is why I'm also checking the forum for answers. My dermatologist diagnosed me with alopecia areata (autoimmune problem) and put me on a strong dose of steroids. I stopped taking steroids after 6 days because I felt weakened by the steroids. A blood test revealed that I'm low on iron, so I've just done a more detailed blood test, hoping for answers. I refuse to take autoimmune as an answer, so I'm going for blood tests to find out what's wrong, whether I'm low on iron, vit B12, etc...
Usually hair loss is an indication of poor blood circulation to the hair. Try taking food that is good for hair, which could help with hair regrowth.
Last edited by ms_mod; 01-13-2013 at 08:18 AM.