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Loss of eyelashes and eyebrows only.

My 11 year old daughter recently started puberty.  Thre weeks ago (in the course of a week), she lost all of her eyelashes.  And over the last couple weeks, she's been losing her eyelashes.  She does not have any patchy losses of hair on her scalp or elsewhere on her body. A number of hairs over her forehead have recently shown some breakage.  Whereas her hair is generally very long and straight, these hairs have broken off at about 2-3 inches in length and generally stick up.  We had her thyroid test and the results were negative.   She's recently shown some nighttime anxiety about going to bed, but doesn't suffer from any material stress, etc.   We're confident she is not pulling her lashes/ brows out.  The dermatologist indicated that while her symptoms are not typical for AA, she may be suffering from AA.  We've been applying a topical steriod for over a week, but have not yet seen any changes. My question is whether anyone in this forum has suffered from AA limited only to eyelashes and eyebrows?  If yes, how long did it take to regrow and what treatment may you recommend we try?  I'm also curious if any older adults experieced a similar / limited AA as a child and what the reoccurence rate has been over the course of their lives?  How long in remission and when it returned, did it extend beyond the eyelashes or eyebrows?  Its difficult to find specific experiences online. Most point to the uncertain/ unpredictable nature of AA...so I appreciates people's help. Thank you.
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Sorry, mean to write "And over the last couple weeks, she's been losing her eyebrows".
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