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This appears to be consistent with alopecia areata. While this most commonly occurs on the face it can occur on places like the beard, moustache, eyebrow.
This is auto-immune which means the body is producing chemicals which are causing the hair follicles to be paralyzed. This does not mean they are dead or destroyed but asleep. Injections of cortisone are generally what we use to awaken the hair follicles. Topical medication such as Protopic ointment or a steroid cream will also help.
You can start by using Hydrocortisone ointment twice a day which is over the counter. Rogaine which also is over the counter helps too.
Those are both over the counter. Your GP would have to prescribe Protopic ointment.
No, not at all.
It nearly always comes back. Fortunately.
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