2 weeks before Christmas I started noticing a few white hairs on my beard near my chin, by Christmas the spot grew to the size of a quarter and by New Years I had another spot on almost the exact same spot on the other side of my face. A couple days after new years I was going to see a dermatologist about an unrelated(at least I thought) health issue with my hands and feet. He told me that I had alopecia barbae and there was nothing I could do about it, eventually the spots would grow hair back. White first, then would return to my normal color of dark brown.
In the beginning of February I had seen another dermatologist the for original issues and he addressed the AB also. By this time there were 3 more patches on my neck and overall my beard was noticeably thinner. He told me that it would take about 6 months to grow back but there was some extensive cream I could use if I wanted. I opted out with the hopes that it would come back in the expected time.
To this date it still has not recovered. Regarding the spots on my face -the right side has grown to about the size of a half dollar, there is some white hair in the area but nothing substantial and nothing of color. -the left side has also grown in length, but the white hair has grown in about 3/4 of the way, yet still no color. And the ones on my neck are still completely bald, with on of them also growing in size.
The dermatologist put me on 2 creams Protopic and Fluocinonide. I’ve been using them for about 3 weeks now with no change other than some irritation from the cream. That coupled with the fact that I just learned that with those creams I’m not supposed to be out in the sun, and because I work outside, unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to use them.
So I’m wondering if anyone knows of any natural ways of fixing alopecia barbae. I’m in desperate need of sometime of remedy other then a cream that’s going to require me to change careers.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.