my hair loss is getting worse , I keep finding more bald spots every day . I dont feel stressed out idk why I'm having outbreaks for. my bald spots are making me insecure any ways to get my hair back in the spots I lost it? I won't get my shots until October 20
I have alopecia areata in my beard (very very patchy, more than just "normal" patchy) and body hair. I don't have it anywhere on my scalp, so you could say really I shouldn't be concerned. But for some reason it just bothers me to see very large bald patches on my legs with hair dispersed sparsely between bald patches and not being able to grow a half decent beard. I've tried rogaine and topical steroids, like clobetasol, triamcinolone, betamethasone, etc. I remember having a little bit of luck with triamcinolone ointment 0.5% with occluding clothes (jeans pretty much). I recently was prescribed some clobetasol foam (which my insurance didn't cover) which seemed to be promising based on what I've read about it, but no luck. I was going to get the steroid injections for my beard but after asking my insurance how much it would cost I decided against it. Does anybody have any luck with anything in particular for alopecia areata specifically on the body and of the beard? I've heard they're looking at Dupixent as a possible treatment for it, and I do have asthma and eczema...
What medications or treatments have you had success with if any? How have you dealt with the emotional strain of alopecia?
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Anxiety (Including GAD)