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Pill that can cure baldness in five months
U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 14:03 EST, 17 August 2014 | Sophie Borland

Posted on 08/17/2014 2:45:30 PM PDT by jmcenanly

A twice-a-day pill that can cure baldness caused by alopecia has been developed by scientists.

It has enabled three patients to grow back a full head of hair within the space of just five months.

Researchers now plan to carry out further tests in the hope that it will eventually be rolled out as a standard treatment. Between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1,000 Britons are thought to suffer from alopecia areata and it is most common in young adults aged 15 to 29.

It is thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system which results in cells destroying the hair follicles.

There are no treatments and although some patients’ hair grows back naturally, others remain completely bald for life

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: baldness; cure
I had thought that this would be Rogaine, but I had also thought that we might come to a point where baldness is acceptable.

1 posted on 08/17/2014 2:45:31 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: jmcenanly

A pill that grows hair ONLY on your head? How do it know? LOL!


2 posted on 08/17/2014 2:48:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: jmcenanly

and the side effect is.................micropenia


3 posted on 08/17/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: jmcenanly

Ok, now let’s see the list of side-effects.


4 posted on 08/17/2014 2:48:52 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: jmcenanly

*See your doctor if it starts causing...


5 posted on 08/17/2014 2:49:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Boomshakalaka!)
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To: jmcenanly

I’m waiting for a pill that turns white hair back to its original color.


6 posted on 08/17/2014 2:49:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: jmcenanly

7 posted on 08/17/2014 2:50:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jmcenanly
The "magic pill" has been found!

Yeah, right.

8 posted on 08/17/2014 2:50:15 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

At least you HAVE hair to turn white. :o)


9 posted on 08/17/2014 2:50:57 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: jmcenanly

David Lee Roth is happier than a tick on a fat dog!

10 posted on 08/17/2014 2:51:05 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jmcenanly
Beware the side effects.


11 posted on 08/17/2014 2:51:37 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’d deal with a full head of white hair any day rather than what I do not have now.


12 posted on 08/17/2014 2:52:54 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: jmcenanly

"Bald! Bald!......MY EYES!!!"

13 posted on 08/17/2014 2:53:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jmcenanly

Is this the standard type of baldness or an early onset strain ? I don’t think I have ever met anyone 15-29 without any hair.


14 posted on 08/17/2014 2:54:51 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: jmcenanly

Cures only “spot baldness”, which affects 0.1-0.2% of everyone (including women).

This is not the more common male pattern baldness


15 posted on 08/17/2014 2:55:02 PM PDT by kidd
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To: jmcenanly
WARNING..do not exceed recommended dosage
16 posted on 08/17/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: doorgunner69

I feel just the opposite.


17 posted on 08/17/2014 2:55:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: jmcenanly

My son suffers from Alopcia Areata. All the US doctors wanted to do was flood his scalp with ever more powerful steroids. I put a stop to that. Then, after his sophomore year of HS, I sent him to China for treatment. He came back 3 months later with a completely full head of hair (and spoke Cantonese as well). I was just thinking a few days ago that there must be a way to market that (totally natural) treatment regimen in the US.


18 posted on 08/17/2014 2:59:03 PM PDT by lafroste (matthewharbert.wix.com/matthew-harbert)
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To: jmcenanly

First American to take the pill: Donald Trump.

CC


20 posted on 08/17/2014 3:07:29 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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21 posted on 08/17/2014 3:08:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I also suffer from “Premature Kojak-ulation”.


22 posted on 08/17/2014 3:12:58 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: gigster

no you mate does


23 posted on 08/17/2014 3:17:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: jmcenanly

Lame title. Baldness caused by alopecia and standard baldness are two very different things.


24 posted on 08/17/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: JPG; Jewbacca
ping.

*ducking* and running for cover...

25 posted on 08/17/2014 3:43:34 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: South40

What side effects?


26 posted on 08/17/2014 3:48:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I’m waiting for a pill that turns white hair back to its original color.

The right mixture of these ought to do it.


27 posted on 08/17/2014 3:52:16 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: jmcenanly
Side effects? There are no side effects!


28 posted on 08/17/2014 3:54:28 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours IRS!)
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To: lafroste
"The Chinese have done it, my friend!"


29 posted on 08/17/2014 4:16:58 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: jmcenanly
One possible thing to watch for when using these magic pills is when your hair starts to grow rapidly out of the sides of your head, but stops growing completely on the top of your head, like this:

Then you know it's time to invest in a magic hat, like this:


30 posted on 08/17/2014 4:26:13 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: jmcenanly

I just recently lost about 1/3 of my hair due to dengue fever. I am 60 and had been losing hair anyway. I would LOVE to grow some back.


31 posted on 08/17/2014 4:26:14 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: South40

I was thinking more along the lines of cousin it or just a big fur ball but good one.


32 posted on 08/17/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Oratam

My son said that his doctor in China also said the treatment worked for male pattern baldness. I quit being a skeptic when I picked him up at the airport.


33 posted on 08/17/2014 4:42:43 PM PDT by lafroste (matthewharbert.wix.com/matthew-harbert)
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To: gigster

I prefer the term “follicularly challenged”.

CC


34 posted on 08/17/2014 5:08:09 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: jmcenanly

A thick wallet trumps a thick head of hair any day.


35 posted on 08/17/2014 5:12:12 PM PDT by MooseKnuckles ( People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.)
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36 posted on 08/17/2014 5:18:26 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: jmcenanly
More dangers of improper application ...


37 posted on 08/17/2014 5:40:40 PM PDT by mikrofon (Weekend BUMP)
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To: lafroste

So what was the treatment the Chinese gave him?


38 posted on 08/17/2014 6:34:37 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: ottbmare
When he left for China in early June 2013, He had lost approximately 60% of the hair on his scalp. When I picked him up at the airport, he had a full head of hair (and I have pics to prove it). According to what he told me, Alopecia Areata as described by his doctor in Guangzhou was a result of an imbalance between his liver and kidneys.

His treatment was pretty rigorous: two large bowls of an herb soup twice a day (I don’t know the English names or availability of these herbs in the US) that he said tasted awful, twice weekly doctor’s office treatments using a scalp stimulant (consisting of a very small mallet with metal spikes in it, beaten around his head to the point of drawing blood), and daily heat lamp treatments on his skull.

He did come back with a treatment kit in case of relapse consisting of 10 ml bottles of some herbal substance, two other topical lotions (alcohol based) to put on any new spots that cropped up, and I had to buy him fresh ginger and Brandy to soak the ginger in then rub it on his scalp on any bald spots that showed up. None have so far.

Since the labels are in Chinese, I cannot read them, but he said they were over the counter medicines there.

As I said earlier, it is tough to argue with dramatic results. I have all the medicine bottles but I would have to get them translated to tell you what they are. I would imagine they can be found online with some digging.

39 posted on 08/17/2014 6:43:32 PM PDT by lafroste (matthewharbert.wix.com/matthew-harbert)
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To: lafroste

Did you say, “a very small mallet with metal spikes in it, beaten around his head to the point of drawing blood?”

How old is your son?


40 posted on 08/17/2014 7:11:07 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: KingLudd
He had just turned fifteen when his hair started falling out. He came back from China a few days before his 16th Bday.

And yeah, he wasn't fond of that part of it.

41 posted on 08/17/2014 7:14:17 PM PDT by lafroste (matthewharbert.wix.com/matthew-harbert)
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To: Celtic Conservative
"I prefer the term “follicularly challenged”."

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As distinguished from the term "fluke-ularly challenged”, the condition of being too poor like Sandra Fluke to be able to afford mere pennies a day for one's birth control and abortifacient chemical needs, and seeking instead that those chemicals be paid for by taxpayers through their subsidization of the poor person's B-O-care scam-plan.

42 posted on 08/17/2014 7:22:00 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: ottbmare
"So what was the treatment the Chinese gave him?"

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

It is rumored to contain generous dollops of the exotic, tropical "Hairy Fuzz Plant".


43 posted on 08/17/2014 7:24:01 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Heart-Rest
It's all in the pronunciation, LOL

CC

44 posted on 08/17/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: jmcenanly

I’m not bald, okay? I shaved my head. Understand?

Who said that line from what movie? With out looking it up on the Internet? :)


45 posted on 08/17/2014 7:46:45 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.)
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To: erlayman

I don’t think I have ever met anyone 15-29 without any hair.
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I attended school with a good friend from grades 1-12. By the 8th grade he was bald, with only a fringe of hair about 1 inch high on the sides and back of his head. Strange.


46 posted on 08/17/2014 8:25:45 PM PDT by octex
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To: jmcenanly
An alternative approach might be to use special oiling/shining treatments and go for the bold glistening shiny look:


47 posted on 08/17/2014 8:26:18 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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