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

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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.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: first event about 3 months ago, second just this weekend and he is 40.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No other history.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 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.

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