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Cetirizine for Hair Loss?

Cetirizine for Hair Loss? Article Summary by Soneet Dhillon, MS | MD Candidate | Chicago Medical School What is Cetirizine? Cetirizine (Zyrtec ®) is an oral antihistamine available over the counter, which is typically used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching. Historically, cetirizine has only been used [...]

2023-03-22T16:56:15-04:00March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Advocating for ICD-10 Coding for FFA & CCCA

Advocating for ICD-10-CM Coding for Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA). What is an ICD-10-CM code? ICD-10 codes are alphanumeric codes used by doctors, health insurance companies, and public health agencies across the world to represent diagnoses. Every disease, disorder, injury, infection, and symptom should have its own ICD-10 code, [...]

2023-03-22T17:16:28-04:00March 3rd, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Low Dose Oral Minoxidil in female patients with Lichen planopilaris: Real-life experience

Low Dose Oral Minoxidil in female patients with Lichen planopilaris: Real-life experience Article Summary by Wonder Edem | MD Candidate 2024 |University of California, Riverside School of MedicineLichen planopilaris (LPP) is one of the most common forms of scarring hair loss. It mainly affects women within ages from 40 to 60. For patients with LPP, the [...]

2023-02-23T09:55:27-05:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

CARF’s Quarterly Newsletter Featured Columns

Last fall nearly 400 of our members affected with scarring alopecia responded to CARF's 4Part Survey Series. We learned a lot about your interests, the information you desire, and how CARF can strengthen our value for you. We understand that our newsletter is a major source for information sharing and we're pleased to introduce some new [...]

2020-03-03T16:44:56-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Support|

A Glimpse into Some Results from 4Part Survey Series

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey series. We had over 300 members answering each of the four surveys and sharing input, ideas, and personal advice. The office is busy summarizing the information to build CARF’s future strategic plan, but we wanted to share just a few snippets of what we’ve learned so far. [...]

2019-10-23T01:27:12-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Acceptance of my Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Learning I have this crazy thing called frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) left me feeling both numb with grief yet mysteriously relieved. By the time I was diagnosed in the summer of 2016, I had already run the gamut of hair camouflage techniques and futile attempts to get my hair to start growing again. Extensive Google searches [...]

2019-10-23T01:09:00-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Support, Uncategorized|
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