I have been dealing with alopecia areata from last six months. hair lossed in 1 big, 2 medium, 3 small patches. i have consulted a dermatologist and she gave triamcinolone injections.almost half of the hair in the big patch came but new small patches appearing every month. i have stomach inflammation last 5-6 month. My dermatologist didn't recommended any tests.i worry any underlying disease is causing my hair loss. what are the tests need to be performed to cure that?
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Hi. Greetings. No tests can be performed to cure your condition. Your stomach inflammation seems to be unclear ?! Reply in detail on private follow up chat. if anything you may get a stool routine test, vitamin b 12 levels and thyroid tests. Alopecia areata can be recurrent. If u are getting many new patched you may need oral medication. See a dermatologist near you as they'll be the best judges of what to do next. Or send in pics with detailed history. Dr Govind Suresh Mittal, Bangalore
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