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First, know that there’s nothing wrong with being assertive when someone is making you uncomfortable by staring excessively or asking rude questions. Avoid escalating any negative situations, but it’s OK to be blunt and ask someone to stop staring or to tell them that their questions are inappropriate. 1. Acknowledge the Situation. Sometimes people try to stay in denial when they face a tough situation.

However, the longer you try to avoid the problem, the longer it will take to address it. Acknowledge the situation exists, regardless of how you feel about it. Be prepared to face the situation head on so you can get.

Depending on the extent of your hair-loss this might involve employing a number of techniques to cover up the patches, or deciding that you’re happy not covering it up and concentrating instead on dealing with reactions from family and friends as well as strangers. There is no simple solution to dealing with awkward of difficult situations. Ensuring that your breath fills your belly and your lungs is vital in promoting diaphragmatic breathing that will not only ground the body, but also the mind.

Tune into the below video for an animated breathing exercise if you get caught up in a stressful situation: 2. Journaling. Alopecia Areata; Hair Loss Effluviums the period of waiting and “not knowing” if a treatment will work that most women find it difficult to cope with hair loss. then get a handle on the. Though it’s usually temporary, hair loss from chemotherapy can bring up big feelings. Find out about possible prevention, self-car. It is important to acknowledge that you are experiencing these emotions, then find ways to remain composed and mentally calm while coping with difficult situations.

Practicing meditation can help you to remain calm in the face of many pressures in your life. Take time out from the difficult situation. When dealing with difficult patients, it helps to watch your language as closely as possible to prevent the situation from escalating. Usually difficult, angry and manipulative patients will attempt to draw you into a shouting match, pull on your own angry emotions, and attempt to bait you into becoming verbally aggressive.

Don’t speak poorly of former or current companies or co-workers. Don’t be self-focused to the point of discussing yourself in a superior light. Avoid discussing your own shortcomings… unless you also mention your growth. Don’t choose a situation that isn’t job-related unless you have no work experience. Children often imagine situations worse than reality; therefore, offering developmentally appropriate facts can reduce fears.

Explain simple safety steps. Tell your child this disease spreads between people who are in close contact with one another, when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or when one touches infected objects or surfaces.

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To prevent some of the emotional trauma associated with alopecia, it often helps to have a patient obtain a wig before hair loss begins to occur.

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There are several treatments for alopecia areata, including corticosteroids and topical immunotherapy.

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Discuss with patient potential coping strategies if alopecia occurs (i.e., wig, scarves).

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Study on preventing alopecia caused by chemo

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■ A network of support groups across the country is available to help patients cope: Alopecia Areata Foundation (

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The doctor may suggest a liquid medication (minoxidil) to put on areas with alopecia.

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Treatment of alopecia X with medroxyprogesterone acetate.

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• Alopecia areata can require intralesional corticosteroid injections, topical immunotherapy, or systemic therapy with agents such as methotrextate (Trexall).1 • A scalp biopsy is critical to guide therapy in scarring alopecia.

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It is often helpful for patients to prepare for alopecia by procuring a scalp prosthesis (wig or hairpiece) before it becomes necessary.

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  • Thank you so much for taking the time to create this video. I’ve been suffering with hair loss for 2 years now, no one can tell me why. It’s a shock, and no one talks about it so I had no idea how to deal with it. I’ve just had a mini meltdown after trying to style my hair and found this video while hiding from the world in bed. It has helped a lot. I will definitely be taking your advice.

    I would just like to add that your hair is beautiful.

  • Thank you for sharing your story with us in that beautiful poem! I haven’t been diagnosed with alopecia but I do suffer from hair thinning, mainly in the middle of my head. It does make me feel depressed at times because I was always known to be the girl with the thick long hair. So now I mostly wear wigs, but I am going to try to start wearing my natural hair out again. In hopes of regaining some thickness back, I will be incorporating some new products in my arsenal.

  • Mine came from stress of being in an abusive marriage but my hair really started falling out after the fact!!! 2017-2018 it was really coming out. Then in 2019 to much stress with my son coming back home to live with me was still coming out. January 2020 its come out still but I stopped using rogaine so I believe its coming out from that. So 2 1/2 years I’ve dealt with this. I’m trying rice water now. It’s not coming from vitamin deficiency they are all good.

  • U r sooo beautiful! Shoot, u make those wigs look good. Thnk u for d inspiring mssg. I knew a girl in her early 20s coping with alopecia. Her mother was also coping. They both wore beautiful wigs and one never would know unless he or she was told. Unfortunately, the mother’s boyfriend left her because of her condition. Smh. He did not know she had alopecia when they began dating. I say, he needed to hit the bricks cause obviously he was not worthy.

  • I kinda give up. I’m 13 and I tried a lot but nothing works I’m beginning to feel helpless and less of a person people have made me feel like I am less of one. I lost all of my hair and my eyebrows are thinning and eye lashes are sort of coming off. It’s been 3 months and nothing. There’s no day where I don’t think about this and I hate my self and I just don’t care nor wanna be here. I feel like I lost my self because I cared so much about my hair and it was 100% of my confidence. I cry my self to sleep everyday and get bullied by own friends and sometime even family. None of them know how much this has hurt me and I wish they could feel it. I would never wish this upon any one it truly hurts.

  • First Vitiligo makes me look like a freak, and now Alopecia, just became a bigger freak, and people wonder why is he pissed ��, suppose to be thankful I’m still breathing, only sometimes, but most of the time I’m pissed off.

  • i have alopecia and im a male.obviously i cant hide my bald spot bcuz its in the back of my head and everyone is making fun of me.alopecia fucking sucks

  • She came into significant understanding in her late 20’s, so quite naturally it was the “Wall.” Her problem was that women didn’t want her either.