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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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My wife took too much niacin by mouth for 6 months. She has

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my wife took too much niacin by mouth for 6 months. She has stopped all niacin now for 6 weeks she has a bald patch on the front of her hair about 1.5 inches in a circle. Will the hair grow back?
JA: Are you taking any medications the doctor should know about? Any additional symptoms to share?
Customer: no meds
JA: Is there anything else in your medical history you would like the dermatologist to know?
Customer: no she uses rogaine
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

This is known as alopecia areata and in general the hair will regrow in a few months with or without the Rogaine

Please let me know if you need any more information.