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Any Treatment For Traction Alopecia Other Than Avoiding Traction
Traction alopecia: generally will improve by changing hair care habits (no tight braids, plaits, buns or ponytails). In otherwise healthy people, normal hair growth will resume on its own. ...Read more
I'm 20. I had long hair at a very young age. I cut them short a couple years ago. I seem to have traction alopecia now. What are the best treatments?
Rogaine: Traction alopecia usually occurs from braiding hair too tightly at the root. If your hair is not braided, it is more likely that you have androgenetic alopecia. If this is the case, topical treatment with rogaine or oral treatment with Propecia may be helpful. Consult a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
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