TREATMENTS FOR ALOPECIA AREATA

QUESTION: What are the main treatments for alopecia areata?

ANSWER:

Key treatments for patients with a few patches

1. steroid injections
2. topical steroids

Minoxidil can be added to the above.  These are by far the most effective treatments for early patchy type alopecia. 

Key treatments for more extensive alopecia:

1. diphencyprone (topical)
2. anthralin
3. Prednisone pills


Key treatments for resistant alopecia (not responding to above):

1. methotrexate
2. sulfasalazine
3. platelet rich plasma

 

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