What are some treatments for alopecia areata?

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.
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.

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Are there any success stories for alopecia areata treatments?

Yes, Many. Injections, topical therapies, steroids and oral therapies can all help, sometimes permanently. Get to a dermatologist for evaluation. Read more...

How to cure alopecia areata?

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 more...

Can alopecia areata be cured?

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...

What sort of problem is alopecia areata?

Autoimmune hair loss. It is smooth skin in an circular pattern where the hair is suppressed below the skin surface, if occurs in the head or beard area. It can become more extensive where all or most of the hair is missing alopecia totals and whole body alopecia universals. Localized lesions are treated with dilute kenalog (triamcinolone) injections. More extensive areas can be treated with oral simvistatin. Read more...

How to treat alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata. Tough call! It is difficult for many doctors to do but you should seek one out from your Primary doctor. There are treatments but not too many are excellent. Keep looking up possible doctors for you. Read more...

Is it possible that alopecia areata ophiasis be reversed?

Poor prognosis. The snake-like band-like AAO mostly in temporal or occipital regions, and more difficult to treat. Prognosis is poor and may spread. Reversal is difficult if any in most patients. Read more...

Does acupuncture helps in alopecia areata?

No. While acupuncture has traditionally been used in china for various dermatological conditions, there is currently no supporting research-based evidence for its effectiveness. Read more...
May. It may help but results are unpredictable and variable. If the hair loss is too extensive or resistant to traditional medical treatment, acupuncture may help .Ask acupuncturist how many e/she has treted and achieved positive response. Read more...