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Which treatments can help alopecia areata?

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  • Corticosteroids. These are anti-inflammatory drugs that are prescribed for autoimmune diseases.
  • Topical immunotherapy. Chemicals are applied to the scalp to produce an allergic reaction. If it works, this reaction is actually what makes the hair grow back.
  • Minoxidil (Rogaine). This treatment is already used for pattern baldness.

Other treatments include medications sometimes used for other autoimmune disorders.

You can also wear wigs, hats, or scarves. Easing stress can help, too.

From: What Is Alopecia Areata? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: Alopacia Areata Foundation.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 05, 2018

SOURCE: Alopacia Areata Foundation.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 05, 2018

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