I found my answer to my alopecia areata- my hair is completely back

Like the title said this is my answer and I came back to write about it so that maybe it could help at least one person. Everybody's answers going to be different but this is what I found out was the reason that I was losing hair. So I went and had an allergy test ran and my whole life I didn't know that I was allergic to anything. Well it turns out that I had an egg white intolerance so it is causing inflammation on my scalp and causing my hair to fall out. I went to about 20 different doctors including dermatologist and they all said that it was alopecia areata without doing any tests. I finally went to a small-town doctor and they ran an allergy test and said that I was intolerant to egg whites. Well I was eating cartons of egg whites every week not knowing that I was intolerant because I had no other symptoms. I had no stomach problems I didn't get nauseous I had zero other symptoms. So I quit eating egg whites and all of my hair and immediately came back. It took about 4 months to get it back to it's original state, but here I am with a full head of hair and absolutely no loss, been growing hair for 9 months no problems since cutting out eggs. Anyway I came back hoping I could help at least one person.  This helped me. 

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Comment by Kathryn on May 26, 2018 at 12:11am

Thank you for posting this!  I’ve never been tested for allergies.  I should check that out and see if there’s something that could have caused my AU besides extreme stress.

Comment by michellelc23 on May 26, 2018 at 12:22am

Yes check it out. I would go to 2 different doctors for 2 opinions on possible allergies. I went to an allergist and they said no way that can't be it.  Then I went to a small town doctor and she told me to stay away from eggs.  So I listened to her and all of my hair is back.  All of it.  Thank God I listened to her,  because I too never had been tested for allergies and didn't think I was allergic to anything. Mine is called an egg intolerance though not an allergy because it doesn't cause any major symptoms like anaphylactic shock or hives,  my numbers are pretty low on the scale do it's an egg intolerance.  I'm a .07 on a scale of 100. So it's very low,  but it was enough to cause inflammation in my scalp and the hair couldn't survive on that environment of inflammation and fell out.  

Comment by Kathryn on May 26, 2018 at 9:16am

Glad you went to more than one doctor!  It definitely paid off.  I’ve always been sensitive to certain things—my family had to switch to laundry detergent with no artificial dyes or fragrances when I was growing up because everything else made me itch like crazy and made my excema flare up really bad.  I think allergens and chemicals may do more harm to us than we know!  Thanks again.

Comment by michellelc23 on May 26, 2018 at 9:43am

I agree. It's definitely worth a shot to get tested. Just have them look for numbers even if they're really low because they might not catch it but hopefully they do you might have a sensitivity even if it's low on the scale. What I would do first is look for the most common food allergens and check your sensitivity to those. Like wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts etc.

Comment by JeffreySF on May 26, 2018 at 11:16pm

Interesting!

Comment by hope on June 13, 2018 at 10:54pm

Great to hear, that you found an answer. Thank you for sharing what has been the solution for you. I am eating vegan since at least half a year now...nothing changing :-)! Thats ok, too. Its just the way it is........

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