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What is Alopecia Areata; condition Will Smith’s wife Jada Smith is suffering from

Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith was trolled by comedian Chris Rock at the Oscar Award 2022 event. Jada, who is suffering from a hair ailment got stunned when her husband Will went on to slap the comedian on stage. Let us tell you more details about Alopecia Areata.

Health Desk Written by: Health Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 29, 2022 11:57 IST
Will Smith, Jade Smith, Oscars Award

Will Smith with wife Jade Smith 


  • Will Smith Took Internet by the storm for wife Jada Smith.
  • Know everything about Alopecia Areata, its causes, reatment and Diagnosis.
  • Early sign of Alopecia Areata are found in fingernails and toenails.

Actor Will Smith made many headlines after what happened on the Sunday night of the Oscar Awards ceremony. The actor left everyone shocked as he walked to the stage to slap comedian Chris Rock because the latter made a joke of Will's wife's ailment. The scene immediately went viral and took the internet by storm. Rock while presenting the best documentary prize, compared Jada Pinkett Smith’s tightly cropped hair with Jamie Moore’s appearance in the film ‘G. I Jane’ and suggested her to do the sequel of the same. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who is suffering from alopecia areata, publicly revealed her diagnosis back in 2018. 

Well, if you are thinking about what this condition is all about, read below

What is Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disorder that results in heavy hair loss in patches. Sometimes the hair loss is very extreme resulting in baldness. It can happen to anyone regardless of gender. It is found in one in five people. The disease is not contagious nor does it make people sick, but it emotionally hurts them.


There is no medical care for alopecia areata, it is being said that there are some forms of care suggested by doctors to help hair regrow quickly. Corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory drugs that are said can suppress the immune system but cannot stop the formation of new bald patches.


It happens when the white blood cells attack the hair follicles which results in heavy hair fall and slows the production of the hair. Scientists are unsure of the main cause of alopecia areata. It is said that genetics is involved in the illness. The person is more likely to get the illness when he has a close family member who is suffering from the same.


The most visible symptom of the alopecia areata is hair loss in patches. The hair not only breakouts from the scalp but can be seen falling from eyelashes, beards, and moustaches too.

Hair loss varies from days to weeks as it depends on the volume of diseases you are suffering from. Many people also regrow their hair back while some see the continuous cycle of hair loss.

Alopecia areata show early symptoms in fingernails and toenails as a white spot, nail dent, thinness, and loss of shine can be seen. 


Doctors examine the degree of hair loss under the microscope. If they are not able to make a diagnosis, then they go for a skin biopsy, and to check the autoimmune disease they need to run a blood test.

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