Traveling with Alopecia Areata Day 2

I’m on vacation visiting my coolest aunt ever. She lives in the south in a much more muggy, hotter climate. As you read yesterday, I found some hair in my cute turban while waiting during a layover at the airport. My husband called in to see if we could up my Prednisone again to prevent it from getting worse.

I really hate Prednisone. And taking it down here, with the high heat and humidity, is even worse than at home. So uncomfortable. Face hurts to the point of nausea. It’s just gross.

Shower Drains

Well, I took a shower this morning (oh my god, she has one of those just perfect showerheads, it was soothing). I put in my Ketoconazole shampoo, because my scalp is really dry, and it also helps soothe the burning sensation that comes with the itching. Anyway, I’m lathering this stuff in, but something feels so, so wrong. I pull my hand away, and there was the biggest nest of hair in my hand. A bird could have laid eggs in it. 😲

I was like, no, no, no, not here at my aunt’s house! So embarrassing. What if I hadn’t caught it, and it went down the drain? Being humiliated by asking for drano…

Escalating Alopecia Areata

So, that’s a lot more hair coming out from the right side. There’s just a little bit left in the back area now. And for some odd reason, the place I usually part my hair has these really short hairs sticking out like a really thin, mini mohawk. It’s funny and strange at the same time. I think that’s where my hairstylist started the shave, and that part is just growing in.

And to add insult to injury, I broke a nail. Not a fun morning.

Weather and Alopecia

I’m on vacation in an entirely different climate, and I was thinking, can weather affect Alopecia? What about humidity or barometric pressure (that last one was a joke, I don’t remember what that is). Is the air quality different? Different plants? I do have Asthma, and I do not function well when the humidity is really bad in the southern climates. But it hasn’t been bad here. It’s actually perfect. Summer weather but without the *gaaaaasp* I can’t breathe moments. And it’s August.

I don’t feel stressed. When we arrived here, I felt the best I’ve felt in a long time. Last night was the best sleep in a long time. Even now with more hair falling out, I was just more concerned about my aunt’s drain than my hair.

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