Sameera Reddy Opens Up About Her Brush With Alopecia In New Social Media Post

Sameera Reddy On Alopecia said that it is a traumatic disease and that adapting to alopecia is emotionally difficult which warrants treatment for the emotional aspect of hair loss

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Sameera Reddy on Alopecia
Actor Sameera Reddy, who has been vocal about her stance on body positivity, shared her ordeal with acceptance of her body in her latest Instagram post and spoke about her brush with alopecia. The recent slap gate controversy of the 94th Academy Awards has prompted conversations around alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. The actor also shared her experience of dealing with alopecia and how did she cope with the same.

Comedian Chris Rock was assaulted by actor Will Smith in front of a global audience when Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith and her buzzcut. "Jada, I love you, can't wait for GI Jane 2," Rock quipped, referring to the 90s film in which Demi Moore sports a buzzcut. Jada had spoken about her diagnosis and struggle with Alopecia. However, Rock while speaking to the media recently said he was unaware of her condition.

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Sameera Reddy on Alopecia

“The current Oscar controversy made me want to shed light that we all have our individual battles we are fighting and healing from and we need to create a positive safe space for one other,” the actor wrote in her long caption alongside recent photos of her.


Explaining what Alopecia Areata is, the actor mentioned in her post that she was diagnosed with alopecia in 2016. “I got diagnosed with it in 2016 when Akshai saw I had a two-inch bald spot at the back of my head. In one month, I discovered two more patches,” she added saying that it was difficult to deal with it.

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The actor further elaborates that “alopecia does not make people sick nor is it contagious” and said that it is however emotionally difficult to adapt to it. She said that it warrants treatment to address the emotional aspect of hair loss and the hair loss itself. She also said that her hair grew back with Corticosteroids injections on the three patches. She also explained that there isn’t a particular explanation as to why a person gets alopecia.

Reddy then wrote, “Though I have healthy hair with no patches right now (that I am grateful for every day), I’ve been told I have to be aware it can come back at any point in my life.”

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