7-year-old with alopecia areata. Topical steroids worsening bald patches. Pediatric or regular dermatologist for steroid injections?

Pediatric Dermatolog. I think pediatric dermatologist will be preferred.
Picking a specialist. Would always recommend a specialist who is further trained in pediatric medicine. Also their approach (ie giving injections to kids) may be gentler. Therefore, a pediatric dermatologist would be better.

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About alopecia areata. Should I get steroid injections on scalp patches?

Yes, probably. Intralesional steroid injections are pretty much the only thing that is effective for alopecia areata, because the steroid has to get down to the level of the hair roots to have a beneficial effect, and topical steroids don't get down there. Given enough time the hair will usually grow back by itself, eventually, but it will take a long time; steroid injections speed things up considerably. Read more...

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