How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David, Doctor (MD)
Category: Oncology
Satisfied Customers: 42819
Experience:  Experienced Oncology Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.
41363181
Type Your Oncology Question Here...
Dr. David is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I've come to a trip to africa and have been taking malarone

Customer Question

Hi,
I've come to a trip to africa and have been taking malarone pills for about 16 days. Today, i discovered a bald hole in my head. I've never had hair problems and think this hole is new.
i'm really stressed as this matters a lot to me and would like to get a medical opinion.
in case it was malarone, if i stop taking it, ¿ would the hair loss stop?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
Malarone is atovaquone and proguanil
yes, both of these medications can cause hair loss
yes, most likely if you stop the Malarone, your hair loss will stop
and should grow back
you can also try Rogaine to help with your hair regrowth
let me know if you have questions.