with Alopecia Areata were asked the following
and these were their responses *
do you see alopecia areata?
color would you give it?
brown, peach, blue, black, red, white.
would your parents describe alopecia areata?
a way to lose your hair and their is no cure.
nothing to worry about. a lot of people have it.
don't talk about it.
immunes system attacks your hair.
keep taking me to the doctor says say I keep
having alopecia areata and it wont go away.
like a disease or a bad sickness.
would your friends describe alopecia areata?
never mention it.
friends don't know.
don't see it.
don't know how it works.
feel sorry for me.
are afraid that alopecia areata is a bad thing and they
will get it which is not true.
do your teachers see alopecia areata?
is a friend to me.
teacher doesn't know about alopecia areata.
ever ask or say anything about it.
don't see it.
teacher worries and cares for me and tries to help any
way she can.
do people you met on the street see you?
look at me strangely.
don't know I wear a wig.
don't se my baldness--- a freak with a cool doo.
think I am weird, so they point at me and start talking
does alopecia areata make you feel?
part of something.
is the most frequent problems?
our culture is very appearance orientated.
young and visibly different.
some one takes my hat at school.
some one pulls off my wig.
going out for the swim team.
doctors, pills, shots, topical rubs and blood tests.
a girl and being called young man or son when I wear a
are the people you feel most comfortable talking about
mom and dad.
with alopecia areata.
helps you deal with alopecia areata?
about when I am happy.
of things I do well.
about the positive parts of alopecia areata.
positive changes have occurred as a result of having
new friends I've met with alopecia areata all over the
a stronger person.
myself, not being afraid to be my self.
have to get hair cuts.
have to comb my hair.