- Stop Losing Your Hair and Promote New Hair Growth
Alopecia is a condition is thought to be an autoimmune disorder in
which the body attacks its own hair follicles and stops hair growth.
There is evidence that T cell lymphocytes cluster around these
follicles, causing inflammation and subsequent hair loss.
An unknown environmental trigger such as emotional stress or a
pathogen is thought to combine with hereditary factors to cause the
A study reported in the journal Archives of Dermatology (vol. 134,
1998;) showed effectiveness of aromatherapy essential oils
(cedarwood, lavender, thyme, and rosemary oils) in some patients.
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Question by Someone.: alopecia treatment..?
I was diagnosed with alopecia areata a good year and a half ago. I went through a few cortisone shot treatments and quit because it just made things worse. I would like to get treatment again so I could quit wearing wigs but this time I would like to look into the treaments more thoroughly.
And yes, I’m already signed up for a support group and regularly hear their input, but I was looking to hear more. Please and thank you. 🙂
Answer by Terp09
Anthralin (Dritho-Scalp). Available as either a cream or an ointment, anthralin is a synthetic, tarry substance that you apply to your scalp and wash off daily. It’s typically used to treat psoriasis, but doctors can prescribe it to treat other skin conditions. Anthralin may stimulate new hair growth for cases of alopecia areata. It may take up to 12 weeks for new hair to appear.
Minoxidil (Rogaine). This over-the-counter (nonprescription) medication is approved for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. Minoxidil is a liquid or foam that you rub into your scalp twice daily to grow hair and to prevent further loss. Some people experience some hair regrowth or a slower rate of hair loss or both. Minoxidil is available in a 2 percent solution and in a 5 percent solution.
New hair resulting from minoxidil use may be thinner and shorter than previous hair. But there can be enough hair growth for some people to hide their bald spots and have the new hair blend with existing hair. New hair stops growing soon after you discontinue the use of minoxidil. It may take 12 weeks for new hair to start growing. If you experience minimal results within six months, your doctor may recommend discontinuing use. Side effects can include irritation of the scalp.
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