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Will there ever be a cure for alopecia?

Will there ever be a cure for alopecia?

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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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Is there a cure for alopecia totalis?

Is there a cure for alopecia totalis?

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 more

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How to cure alopecia?

How to cure alopecia?

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

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Can alopecia be cured and how?

Can alopecia be cured and how?

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

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I have alopecia.Can it be cured?

I have alopecia.Can it be cured?

Tel Effl.spontaneous: If you have telegen effluvium due to postpartum hair loss, lack of eating redmeat, lsck of iron, zinc, HUGE stress, and secondary to meds like antidepressants, reducing the triggers has a good chance of having it cured spontaneously. ...Read more

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How could female alopecia be cured?

How could female alopecia be cured?

Alopecia: I hope this is not the effect of your hairstylist. The best doctor to see would be a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure alopecia ?

Is there any way to cure alopecia ?

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

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How can alopecia be cured in women ?

How can alopecia be cured in women ?

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 more

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I have alopecia aerta .. What is the cure ?

I have alopecia aerta .. What is the cure ?

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

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How can I cure alopecia naturally without wasting mooney or looking stupic?

How can I cure alopecia naturally without wasting mooney or looking stupic?

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

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