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Experiencing Continuous Loss of Hair From All Over the Body? All You Should Know.

About

The complete loss of hair on the scalp and body.
A person with alopecia universalis loses all the hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes, facial hair, body hair, and hair on the head.

- Physical examination by a general physician is enough for confirmation.
- Affects both men and women.
- Lab tests are rarely required.
- Can cause emotional and mental health issues.

Alopecia universalis is an advanced stage of alopecia areata, which is a skin condition in which the hair loss takes place in patches. It is an autoimmune skin disordered and highly dependent on a person’s genetics and the environment around him or her. The body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles resulting in hair loss.
Ages Affected no particular age group faces high risk as alopecia universalis does not depend on the age factor but on genetics and environment.

Symptoms

Partially Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include gradual loss of hair, which progresses rapidly until there are no hair left on the scalp or body.

People May Experience
Hair fall  uncontrollable hair fall from the body as well as the scalp.

Treatment

Self: Wearing sunscreen and protective headgear when out in the sun.
Medication: Topical prescription drugs to be used. Immunosuppressive drugs may be prescribed in combination in some cases.
Specialists: One can opt for other treatments after consulting a dermatologist. At mfine, consult our specialists for complete treatment suggestions and choose a healthier lifestyle

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