After 11 months of dupilumab treatment, significant pigmented hair has grown across the patient's scalp. (JAMA Network) Bald people have been given fresh hope after an eczema drug restored hair growth in a teenage girl with long-standing alopecia. Doctors told how their 13-year-old patient, who has alopecia totalis - a total lack of scalp hair - as well as eczema, experienced "significant" hair regrowth while being treated with dupilumab, a drug marketed under the brand name Dupixent. The unexpected side-effect came from treatment with dupilumab, which is approved for the treatment of moderate to severe eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. "We were quite surprised since this patient hadn't grown scalp hair since the age of 2, and other treatments that can help with hair loss did not in her case," lead study author Dr. Maryanne Makredes Senna, of Massachusetts General Hospital, said. "As far as we know, this is the first report of hair regrowth with dupilumab in a … [Read more...] about Eczema drug restores hair growth in teen with alopecia
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By Kate V. Viola, M.D., MHS, FAAD Published 1:53 PM EDT Sep 10, 2018 While your hair may attract the attention of others, it may be worth your own attention, too. If you experience changes in your hair’s texture, thickness and overall condition, it may be sending you clues about an underlying health condition. Sudden changes, such as a significant loss of hair, are likely to be linked to a treatable health condition. Gradual changes in the hair, such as thinning, are typically connected to genetics. The next time you look in the mirror, look out for these hair symptoms: Dry, thinning hair may indicate thyroid disease. The thyroid is a powerful little gland at the base of the front of your neck. By producing and storing hormones, the thyroid impacts nearly every organ in your body by regulating your metabolism and energy level. Having the thyroid disease called hypothyroidism means your thyroid isn’t working effectively, so your energizing hormone levels are … [Read more...] about Your hair may hold clues about your health
Briel said her classmates would tease her about the bald spots and asked her mother if she could shave all of her hair off last week. (SWNS) A 9-year-old girl who was taunted at school after her hair started falling out bravely rose above her bullies and had it all shaved off. Briel Meadows, of Wilmington, N.C., began developing bald spots in January and by June, had lost around 55 percent of her long blond hair through alopecia. The third grader said her classmates at school would stare, laugh and chant: “You have bald spots, you have bald spots.” Briel’s mom, ICU nurse Patricia Meadows, 34, said it was hard when her little girl came home in tears and she felt unable to help. Meadows feared she was pulling her locks out due to stress. SURGEONS REATTACH TEEN'S SEVERED ARM AFTER UTV ACCIDENT But in May, a diagnosis confirmed Briel had alopecia. Alopecia areata is a disease which causes the immune system to attack cells in the body. It causes hair loss on … [Read more...] about Girl bullied over hair loss condition shaves head
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 Hair transplants Paigey Cakey was 18 years old when she noticed her hair was falling out. By the age of 25, the bald patch on the right side of her head had grown so large that she decided to undergo hair transplant surgery. “I just felt like I was too young to lose my hair,” the singer and actor from London, U.K., tells Newsweek of her struggle with traction alopecia, where tension on the hair causes gradual hair loss. Cakey found herself in a self-perpetuating cycle. She knew that the cornrow hairstyle and weaves she wore were weakening and killing her follicles. But she was “very embarrassed” of losing her hair as a teenager, and so continued to wear weaves and cornrows to hide her growing bald spot. “I felt like I was living a big fat lie,” she says. Cakey underwent a hair transplant in order to treat her traction alopecia. Paigey Cakey Recommended Slideshows 51 In … [Read more...] about Traction Alopecia: Young Female Singer Warns of Self-inflicted Hair Loss—’Don’t Let It Happen to You’