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What are some treatments for alopecia areata?
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Alopecia areata
Thyroid disease, which comes in many forms and features numerous symptoms, is often associated with alopecia areata.
The two have become linked by the increased cases of hair loss reported by those suffering from thyroid disease, but hair loss symptoms reported are not necessarily cases of alopecia areata. Get your thyroid checked.

In brief: Alopecia areata
Thyroid disease, which comes in many forms and features numerous symptoms, is often associated with alopecia areata.
The two have become linked by the increased cases of hair loss reported by those suffering from thyroid disease, but hair loss symptoms reported are not necessarily cases of alopecia areata. Get your thyroid checked.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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