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Dear Doctor, Can Alopecia be cured? I have had alopecia

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Dear Doctor,

Can Alopecia be cured? I have had alopecia for a few years and I want to know if it can be cured.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from ja
Alopecia simply means hair loss

Do you mean alopecia arreta?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes. Alopecia areata.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
OK
It resolves itself spontaneously in most cases./
Other cases come and go.

Treatments are steroid injections, steroid creams, minoxidil, phototherapy, anthralin, or topical immunotherapy.

This has to be individualized to you based on dermatology examination.

Here is a very good write up.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1069931-medication

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