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What are some treatments for alopecia areata?

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Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience in Dermatology
Size matters: The size of hair loss patches can determine treatment. Small patches are often treated with injections of cortisone into the skin of the affected area. Widespread hair loss or very large or numerous patches may be treated with internal cortisone (steroids) either by mouth or given as a shot in the muscle. Sometimes chemicals are used on the surface to cause an allergic reaction and inflammation.
Answered on Dec 14, 2013
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