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Is there any new treatment or new cure for alopecia areata?

Is there any new treatment or new cure for alopecia areata?

Yes: 8 genes have been discovered to increase the risk of developing alopecia areata. These genes are involved in the cellular based autoimmune reaction that is responsible for destroying the patch of hair follicles . New treatments are being tested using previously approved drugs for other autoimmune conditions (such as Orencia (abatacept) for rheumatoid arthritis.). ...Read more

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more


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Any treatment for baldness?

Any treatment for baldness?

Family practice : You may go to a hair specialist. Determine what treatment is best for you. Rogaine (minoxidil) , Proscar , lazer or even hair transplant are different options. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatment for alopecia universalis?

Is there any new treatment for alopecia universalis?

Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or other. All of these issues need to be ruled-out then addressed appropriately. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatments for psoriasis?

Is there any new treatments for psoriasis?

Yes: There are incredibly effective treatments for psoriasis including tnf agents such as enbrel, Humira or Remicade and another different biologic, strattera (atomoxetine). ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for vitiligo?

Is there any treatment for vitiligo?

Vitiligo: There are treatment options best discussed with a dermatologist who has treated it. Ask around in your community of your hospital can refer you to one also. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatment for schyzofrenia?

Is there any new treatment for schyzofrenia?

Schizophrenia: When i was a psychiatry resident many years ago, we only had drug options that caused many side effects. There have been many new atypical antipsychotic medications on the market which help with both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia and have an improved side effect profile. Take care. ...Read more

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Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Water: try to dip you eyes 10-15 times a day in a cup of clean luke warm water which is filled to the brim and flap your eyelids for 2 min each time.this is safe,medicine free and prevents dryness,infections as well.avoid all mascara,eye creams,artificial eye lashes etc If you want to really use cosmetics,check out SKINDEEP APP.Scan all your cosmetics and discard the dangerous ones rated on this app. ...Read more

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Please describe the vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

Please describe the vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

None: Vitiligo is believed to be an autoimmune disease of the skin and is not treated with vitamins, consult a dermatologist for best advice on this disease. ...Read more

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Is there any non-drug treatment for dermatitis/adult acne?

Is there any non-drug treatment for dermatitis/adult acne?

No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Is the new leukemia cancer treatment available for everyone?

Is the new leukemia cancer treatment available for everyone?

Not sure: What specific new therapy you are referring to. If you know details it would be easy enough to say which diseases are appropriate for the therapy. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

See dermatologist.: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare disorder and usually mistaken for psoriasis, the treatment depends on the presentation. It can occur as circumscribed juvenile form or the adult classic form . The adult form often disappears after 3 years but the circumscribed juvenile form lasts for life. Emollients and Hydrocortisone ointments help with the cracking and dryness. Methotrexate helps. ...Read more

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Any treatment for pigmentary retinopathy?

Any treatment for pigmentary retinopathy?

Depends on the cause: Pigmentary retinopathy applies to disorders in which there is a disturbance on the pigmented layer of the retina. The causes are varied and include degeneration, trauma, infection, etc. I would suggest you see a retinal specialist who can diagnose the cause and hopefully treat the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best new treatment for melanoma?

What is the best new treatment for melanoma?

Depends: Currently, surgical excision is the standard of care. However, depending on the stage of a patient's melanoma there are some new treatments that may show promise for the future. Vemurafenib is one such treatment, but it is used in a very specific set of patients. Melanoma vaccines are also theoretically possible but have not been very successful to date. ...Read more

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Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Thermage not laser: Thermage is radio frequency and is intended for the deeper structures of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Therefore, I am not familiar with its use for psoriasis and would not recommend it. Did someone else suggest it would work? ...Read more

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Best treatment for psoriasis?

Best treatment for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a complex disease with a wide range of presentations and severity. Treatments must be tailored to the individual patient according to their disease severity, coexisting medical problems (other health problems, if any), and ability to comply with the treatment. The best treatment for you is out there, but you must see a dermatologist who will tailor the treatment specifically for you. ...Read more

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What is newest treatment for vitilligo? Has any cure or prevention been found?

What is newest treatment for vitilligo?  Has any cure or prevention been found?

No cure yet, but..: Transplantation of normal skin cells or grafting of normal skin can be effective for vitiligo, but are not realistic options for most and are not that commonly performed. Many other treatments (creams, phototherapy, excimer laser, depigmentation, camouflage) can be quite helpful depending on where the vitiligo is and how extensive. Vitiligo patches are very sun sensitive, so sun protect! ...Read more