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What you are seeing could well be caused by an allergic skin condition so hence the steroids and anti-allergy drugs ... However ....
If these drugs fail then the next most common cause would be compulsive disorders have been described in the cat such as feline psychogenic alopecia. This is where the cat pulls at its fur for no particular reason like a nervous teenager biting their nails. And of course once it is established the itch scratch cycle takes effect and this perpetuates things.
Where stress may be a factor or a feline compulsive disorder is suspected your vet may prescribe very small doses of tranquilisers.
I have sometimes had very good success with a drug called Amitriptyline
It is frustrating I know and there are no guarantees but sometimes cures are possible.
I would try the tranquilliser now if I was handling such a case because if the cat leaves her skin alone so it completely heals then that could sort it.
You see in the final stages of healing the skin can be very itchy.
Beyond that you might want to look at the root causes of the allergy rather than your current treatment. Try a prescription hypoallergenic diet for example or desensitisation.
Also a skin biopsy might point to a precise diagnosis and that can lead to precise treatments, worth thinking about ...
Until you have a plan of action though it may be best that the hood remains but do not be dissuaded, there are things you can try still ...