Hair Loss/eye brows

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i am now 41 years old , from oct.2010 i am suffering from hair loss in my eye brows starting as small circles( my old brows were thick dark long black)my doctor prescribed for me minoxidil lotion for 4m but no improvement,then i moved to another country with a very hot humid weather there i started elocom lotion & ointment and also a little improvement followed with more & more hair loss .
then i used lumigan eye drops with perfect response and on stopping the drops every 2-2.5 months all my hair brows all get on my face leaving behind a white skin,now i am using local herbal creams and iron tab. since 2 weeks iam hopping the sparse very fine hair grow up to get out of the ugly look.
by the way iam asthmatic on treatment and last aug.2013 i was in the ICU and when using  the nebulised pulmicort all my brows get off  and my skin is very sensitive , my scalp hair over eyers is falling but is accepted.
regars
nashwa

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Dear nashwa.          
You are suffering from alopecia areata.  Cause of this disease is unknown. In some cases there there may be associated autoimmunity (one type of allergy to self tissue). You got topical minoxidil and topical steroids. Topical steroids are  more effective than minoxidil . Topical steroids have few side effects like hypopigmentation which you noticed. You  an try with imiquimod cream. Imiquimod are effective and only rarely has serious side effects.  

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