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How long does it take for zithranol (anthralin) to cure alopecia areata?

How long does it take for zithranol (anthralin) to cure alopecia areata?

8 weeks to 6 months: Hair regrowth can take as short as 8 weeks and full treatment can take up to 6 months if there is some response by 3 months. If there is no response by 3 months then the treatment is considered to have failed. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia Areata (Definition)

A disease that causes hair to fall out in small patches. It develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. You rarely lose all your hair, but this disease can prevent ...Read more


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Base to my research alopecia areata has no cure. Would be possible that when my hair grows up it will loss again?

Base to my research alopecia areata has no cure. Would be possible that when my hair grows up it will loss again?

There are new treat-: Ments for AA and usually the hair will grow back and yes it can recur, make sure you see your dermatologist for details and possible treatments ...Read more

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How to cure alopecia areata?

How to cure alopecia areata?

I find: That intralesional injections help hair grow back faster, I also offer Laser hair growth, and supplements. Other medications are on the horizon for the more aggressive forms of AA (alopecia totalis or universalis). Most of the time AA is self limiting, to date there is no "cure" per say. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata be cured?

Usually treated: Most with aopecoa aerate will respond to treatment. Depending on severity limited alopecia aerate will relsove but may occur later. Extensive alopecia aerate is more difficult to treat, oral simvistatin works well for many who used it. ...Read more

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What can I do for alopecia areata?

What can I do for alopecia areata?

See a dermatologist: A dermatologist can suggest the best treatments for alopecia areata. A steroid cream such as triamcinolone is one option. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have alopecia areata?

How do I know if I have alopecia areata?

Roundtotallybaldarea: An onset of Alop areata is a cirdula often bald aree, often seen in an automimmune entity like Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto, s thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What should I do about my alopecia areata?

Treatments: No treatment may be needed. It can come and go. But, there are topical steroids and injections that can, sometimes, stimulate hair regrowth. Topical immunotherapy, puva, and minoxidil, may be used. Talk to your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why would alopecia areata occur in an older lady of 43?

Autoimmune: It is believed that alopecia areata or focal loss of hair is generated through an autoimmune mechanism and affects individuals with other possible autoimmune diseases including asthma or thyroid disorders. Please visit aad. Org or naaf. Org for more detailed information. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alopecia areata?

What is the definition or description of: alopecia areata?

Bald spots: Alopecia areata is a patchy loss of hair that can occur in any hair bearing area of the body, but is most notable when it affects the scalp, eyebrows or beard.

It results from our own immune cells attacking cells in our hair follicles. Its not clear why it occurs.

It may resolve on its own. It may also be treated with topical, injected, or oral medications depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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What amount effective jaborandi essentials for alopecia areata?

What amount effective jaborandi essentials for alopecia areata?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted. You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture helps in alopecia areata?

Does acupuncture helps in alopecia areata?

May: It may help but results are unpredictable and variable. If the hair loss is too extensive or resistant to traditional medical treatment, acupuncture may help. Ask acupuncturist how many e/she has treted and achieved positive response. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for alopecia areata?

What are some treatments for alopecia areata?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any success stories for alopecia areata treatments?

Yes, Many: Injections, topical therapies, steroids and oral therapies can all help, sometimes permanently. Get to a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for alopecia areata?

Dermatologist: Treatment varies by extent of disease form topical medications- and injections to laser or systemic drugs such as simvistatin. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shots make alopecia areata spots bigger?

No: No they should not. Local steroid injection or certain types of steroid creams may actually help. ...Read more

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Hi I have alopecia areata and I have no eyebrows and eyelahses started to fall out, also I have small bald patches behinf my head 2 of them on bottom.

Hi I have alopecia areata and I have no eyebrows and eyelahses started to fall out, also I have small bald patches behinf my head 2 of them on bottom.

Alopecia areata: Alopecia means loss of hair or baldness. There are several different causes and patterns of alopecia. Alopecia areata is one type of hair loss.At least half of the people with alopecia areata develop their first patch of hair loss before they are 21. Males and females are equally affected.
http://patient. Info/health/alopecia-areata ...Read more

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I am suffering frm alopecia areata frm the age of 8, now m 18.I visit many doctors. But didn't help. Use injection solutions like minixodil. But didn't help?

I am suffering frm alopecia areata frm the age of 8, now m 18.I visit many doctors. But didn't help. Use injection solutions like minixodil. But didn't help?

Relax: Alopecia totalis? Completley bald? No hair for 10 years? If this is the case there is no easy treatment. Be careful to avoid treatments worse than the condition you have. Also be prepared to ignore the fast-talking conmen selling all sorts of snake oil. At least you do not need to waste time shaving. Notice how many glamorous, sexy guys have the bald look?! ...Read more

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I am suffering frm alopecia areata frm the age of 8, now m 18.I visit many doctors. But didn't help. Use injection solutions like minixodil. But didn't help?

I am suffering frm alopecia areata frm the age of 8, now m 18.I visit many doctors. But didn't help. Use injection solutions like minixodil. But didn't help?

Simvistatin, laser: Two treatments that work for resistant cases is the excimer laser used for psoriaisis and vitiligo as well as oral simvistatin a cholesterol lowering drug which works to decrease inflammation and allow regrowth of hair in alopecia areata. The combination can work in resistant cases. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more