What’s the best treatment for alopecia areata?
This depends on the type and extent of alopecia areata you have. There’s no cure for alopecia areata yet, but there are several treatments that can help promote hair regrowth:
- Corticosteroids: The primary treatment for alopecia areata is corticosteroids, which are anti-inflammatory medications. Corticosteroids can be used topically (on the surface of the skin) or injected into the patches of alopecia areata.
- Minoxidil: Over-the-counter minoxidil (Rogaine) helps promote hair regrowth but needs to be used continuously. Oral minoxidil is not FDA approved for alopecia areata but has been used off-label to treat hair loss.
- Diphenylcyclopropenone: Topical diphenylcyclopropenone is a chemical irritant that stimulates an allergic reaction on the scalp to promote hair growth.
- Anthralin: Topical anthralin c…
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