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Natural Alopecia Cures
There are many...: ...Kinds of alopecia, with many causes, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. Most "natural" hair loss treatments are, indeed, a waste of money - so get professional help for this. ...Read more
Can seborrheic detestation lead to thinning of hair/baldness, I have flakey skin on my head, are there any natural ways to cure it?
Start medication now: for male pattern baldness. Get evaluated by an MD since some forms of hair loss are not MPB. However if it is MPB, you will have better results by starting now with minoxidil and dutasteride. Hair loss is progressive, so the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. Try meds first. If they don't stop the loss, you can consider transplant. ...Read more
Depends: Alopecia can be a separate disease but is normally a symptom or an inherited problem and not a seperate disease. The first step to determine if it can be reversed is to determine the cause. You will need to see a doctor who deals with your problem to be evaluated. ...Read more
Depends on the Cause: Alopecia can be caused by many different diseases. The treatment depends on the cause, so it is important to get a proper diagnosis. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who has significant experience dealing with the many different causes of hair loss so you can be assured you are getting a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Alopecia means hair loss. The most common causes are androgenic (hormonal), areata (allergic/inflammatory), and traction (due to trauma, pulling, or even vigorous hair care). Therefore, treatment also varies. A small biopsy may be helpful with identifying the cause and narrowing down treatment options. Don't forget about thyroid problems too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's no cure: Forgive my frankness. This is the truth. You will need to adapt. I have a physician friend who has it; he's a fitness guy and loves the cleanness and freedom it gives him. Many athletes are fully smooth by choice. If you're a female, it's your choice as to whether to wear a hairpiece or simply choose baldness as a fashion statement. This may not be what you want to hear. But it's the best advice. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of alopecia and how to cure this? Its going to be about 1 year .i am suffering from this disease
Alopecia totalis: Intralesional or topical corticosteroids are the initial treatment for most patients with patchy alopecia areata. Topical immunotherapy can be used as first-line treatment for patients with extensive disease in which greater than 50% of scalp hair is lost. Some second line therapies include minoxidil, anthralin, and photochemotherapy. Systemic therapy is usually reserved for refractory cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A tough question: Well, given that there are several possible causes for hair loss it may be too much to expect a cure for all of them. And the genetic basis for some hair loss will be a tough one to develop a cure for. There are treatments but none currently that could be considered a cure. Sorry for the less than positive answer. ...Read more
Alopecia totalis: This depends on how long the condition has been present. In the early stage of this extreme hair loss on the scalp, there are certain topical medications that have been used as well as injections of a steroid over a period of weeks or months. A dermatologist will be able to discuss many or all of the various remedies that are now being used. No over-the-counter treatments will help. Best luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Alopecia areata: When there is complete hair loss from scalp (alopecia totalis) or from entire body (alopecia universalis) due to autoimmune attack on hair follicles, there are treatments available, however it often is a challenge to treat. The sooner the treatment is started, the more hair can possibly be recovered. Long standing alopecia areata is difficult to reverse. There is no cure for alopecia areata, . ...Read more
It won't happen: Don't expect results. If you have male pattern baldness, and you want to treat it, get with a mainstream physician for medical or transplant Rx. If it's alopecia areata or telogen effluvium, it may remit on its own. Many men embrace their masculinity and genetics and focus on fitness -- do this and you'll look and feel great regardless of where there is and isn't hair. ...Read more
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