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

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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years 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.

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