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My son lost beard growth (dime-sized) just under his lateral…

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My son lost beard...

My son lost beard growth (dime-sized) just under his lateral chin. Yesterday he shaved off his beard and noted irregular-sized almost quarter-sized on his cheek (other side of face). Areas are very pale with no hair pores visible.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?

First event about 3 months ago, second just this weekend and he is 40.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No other history.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 3 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 3 months ago

This can be alopecia areata of beard. It is not uncommon disorder. Please read about it;

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28555441

He can consult a dermatologist for steroid cream for local application.

This would get back to normal in 6-12 months usually.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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