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#1 of 2 Old 10-13-2004, 06:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi!

I am new here but I am always on the lookout for natural remedies so I hope to learn a lot here and maybe at some point contribute something as well

My husband has had alopecia areata in varying degrees for pretty much his whole life. As a child the patch was always small enough to be able to cover with surrounding hair. About 3 years ago it progressed to the point where he now shaves his head. He has hair regrowth all the time but then new patches start (if you took a picture from year to year the bald spots would be in completely different areas - all on his head though...never progressed anywhere further) Does anyone have any ideas as to suppliments or anything that I could give him to help? He went to the doctor (something he hates doing) when the hair loss got particularly bad. The dr checked his thyroid via bloodwork - found nothing. Advised my husband that he could try steroid shots which probably wouldn't work anyways (my husband would not have agreed to them in any event)

Any ideas/advice would be great!!

TIA,

Kelly (35), married to DH and living happily with DD (8), DS (6), DS (3) and introducing brand new baby James b. 1/5/11, always remembering ~Joseph~ b/d March 10, 2001. 
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Hi

 

 

I  just  found  your  message....

 

I'm a mother  of two with  number  3  on  the  way. My  DD  (aged  7) has  ad  alopecia areata  since she  was  4. It  is  a  mild-moderate form... she  is  often  fine  and   sometimes  has  bald patches, particularly  in  spring.... then  it  all grows  back in summer...  then  in  winter  maybe  she  gers  one patch...  and  it becomes worse  in  spring  with  maybe 4-5  patches.

 

I  recently  had her  tested for  allergies (none) and  food  intolerance (waiting  for  results). 

 

Her  blood  tests  are otherwise totally  fine and  she  is a  very  healthy child,  except from very moderate atopic reactions on  face/arms from time t time.

 

She  is  currently  taking  biotin  and  zinc  phosphate  following  orders from doc...

 

Thank  you for reading

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