are the spots in alopecia areata supposed to be pink inflamed and painful? mine hurts when I move my hair... is that normal?

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Comment by Anitabway on October 9, 2015 at 3:49pm

I also had painful spots when I was losing my hair. Although it is said to be unusual, I have talked with other alopecia patients who've also had these symptoms. You might try taking an anti-inflammatory or putting an icepack on your head. Sorry you're going through this. Hope you feel better soon.

Comment by michellelc23 on October 14, 2015 at 12:17pm
Okay thanks, what's a good anti inflammatory medication?
Comment by Marg on November 3, 2015 at 7:46pm

Ibuprofen - generic, or Advil; good basic anti inflammatory, that kills pain to boot.  Would probably give you relief.....

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