I’m Going to the FDA’s Alopecia Areata Meeting in DC!

This FDA meeting gives us with alopecia areata a chance to tell the people who approve drugs and medical devices that we need more research into treatments for AA. I’ll be flying out to Washington, D.C. in a couple weeks. Have you heard of an FDA PFDD meeting before?

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Eyebrow Steroid Injections for Alopecia Areata

Getting steroid injections in your¬†eyebrows? Piece of cake. Actually, I could feel the needle tug as he pierced, breaking the tiny veins running throughout. A mixture of corticosteroids was injected. My dermatologist looked at my head and said ‘wow, you really did lose a lot of it on that trip, didn’t you?’

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Alopecia Areata and Airport Security

I mean, I actually had not paid attention to people’s reactions to my alopecia areata before. Because it happened face-to-face at an airport security checkpoint with people all around me, it was a bit jarring. Here’s what the TSA agent did.

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Could U.S. Doctors Have Saved Baby Charlie Gard?

Baby Charlie Gard was diagnosed by the medical team at Great Ormond Street Hospital with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS), a set of rare diseases caused by mutations in genes essential for life. Questions arose as to whether U.S. doctors could have provided special care, reversing or stopping the progression of Charlie’s condition. The United States has the leading specialists on genetic disorders.

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Facebook Finds Alopecia Areata Ugly

As if I needed an internet service to repeat back to me what society dispenses daily. Facebook, the epitome of social media, where millions are members, where the platform shapes your business and your life, found my photo too ugly to advertise.

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