HealthAn FDA-approved drug used to treat eczema has led to the regrowth of hair in a teenage alopecia sufferer. The unexpected side effect is thought to be the first of its kind—and researchers are now hoping to investigate the drug’s potential to treat others with the hair-loss condition.Writing their case report in the journal JAMA Dermatology, the team said they were treating a 13-year-old patient for alopecia totalis. This is the complete loss of hair on the scalp—the patient had not grown hair on their scalp since the age of two.According to the U.S. government’s rare diseases website, the cause of the disease is unknown. It is often thought to be an autoimmune disorder, where the body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles by mistake.The patient was also suffering from eczema—a skin condition she had lived with since the age of seven months. As a result, doctors began treating her with dupilumab, an FDA-approved treatment for … [Read more...] about FDA-approved Eczema Drug Dupixent Causes Hair Regrowth in Alopecia Sufferer
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When hair loss becomes a problemEveryone loses hair. It happens during your morning shower, while you’re blowing it dry, or when you give it a quick brush—and that’s normal. “On average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, a New York City dermatologist who specializes in hair loss. “That’s just hair going through its cycles, and there will be a new one to replace it.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below But hair loss may be a sign of a more serious medical condition that needs an evaluation by a dermatologist and possible treatment. Here are 10 causes of hair loss and how to deal with them.1. Telogen effluvium Telogen effluvium is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or extreme stress, in which you shed large amounts of hair every day, usually when shampooing, styling, or brushing. It can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, … [Read more...] about 10 Causes of Hair Loss in Women
Jada Pinkett Smith revealed she's dealing with hair loss that prompted her to cut her hair short and also use a head wrap. (Reuters) Jada Pinkett Smith revealed she’s been dealing with “terrifying” hair loss after receiving questions from fans about why she’s been covering up her locks. Smith, 46, opened up in Tuesday’s episode “Red Table Talk” on Facebook about undergoing several tests to determine why she’s been losing her hair. She said some professionals told her it was stress while others said she has alopecia, an autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss. “A lot of people have been asking why I’ve been wearing turbans,” Smith said. “Well, I haven’t talked about it. It’s not easy to talk about, but I am going to talk about it.” A post shared by Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapinkettsmith) on May 3, 2018 at 4:26pm PDT JADA PINKETT SMITH'S DAUGHTER WILLOW REVEALS HER STRUGGLE WITH … [Read more...] about Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she’s losing her hair: ‘I was literally shaking with fear’
0 Comments So what exactly is causing your hair to start falling out? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk We wash it, condition it, mousse, wax and style it - so it's safe to say we get pretty attached to our hair. It's no surprise, then, that clogging your shower's plughole in the morning can be more than just an inconvenience - it's also pretty worrying to see yourself shedding your luscious locks. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/so-what-exactly-is-causing-your-hair-to-start-falling-out-36859062.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36861064.ece/39ebe/AUTOCROP/h342/iStock-669685434.jpg Email We wash it, condition it, mousse, wax and style it - so it's safe to say we get pretty attached to our hair. It's no surprise, then, that clogging your shower's plughole in the morning can be more than just an inconvenience - it's also pretty worrying to see yourself shedding your luscious locks. We lose hair all the time - around 100 strands on a daily basis - but … [Read more...] about So what exactly is causing your hair to start falling out?
Health Alopecia food poisoning In what scientists believe is a world first, two women have suffered alopecia triggered by a toxic chemical in pumpkins and squash. Each case involved women eating bitter-tasting cucurbits, the plant family which the fruits are a part of. One woman suffered food poisoning after eating a meal containing a bitter-tasting squash. While her fellow diners didn’t eat the fruit because of its strange taste, she vomited severely for hours after the meal. Around three weeks later, clumps of hair fell out of her head, armpits and pubic region. A farmer inspects a pumpkin that has grown on his farm at Lyburn Farm, England, October 22, 2014. A new study has suggested a link between a chemical in pumpkins and alopecia. Matt Cardy/Getty Images Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 37 Who Will Be Invited … [Read more...] about What Is Cucurbitacin Poisoning? Two Women Lose Their Hair After Eating Poisoned Fruit