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Alopecia areata is a disease that causes hair to fall out in small patches. Alopecia areata rarely causes total hair loss, however it can prevent hair from growing back. The condition is not life threatening, does not cause pain or illness, and ha[read article]

Tests for Alopecia Areata

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Alopecia Areata

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Ultraviolet Therapy
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Injection of Steroid
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Allergen Immunotherapy
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Photochemotherapy with Psoralens and Ultraviolet A (PUVA) Photochemotherapy
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Surgical Procedures for Alopecia Areata

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A hair transplant is a procedure in which a dermatological surgeon moves hair from a hair-filled section of the head to a bald area of the head. The hair is usually...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Alopecia Areata

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MINOXIDIL (mi NOX i dill) is used to increase new hair growth in cases of hereditary hair loss. When applied to the scalp, this medicine can promote hair growth in ...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Alopecia Areata

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MINOXIDIL (mi NOX i dill) is used to increase new hair growth in cases of hereditary hair loss. When applied to the scalp, this medicine can promote hair growth in ...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Alopecia Areata What's this?

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Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis Linn.) is a common dense, evergreen, aromatic shrub grown in many parts of the world. Historically, rosemary has been used as a me...  More
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Cedar is native to the mountains of the western Himalayan and the Mediterranean regions. Because moths and other insects are repelled by the scent of the wood and o...  More
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Thyme has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Beyond its common culinary application, it has been recommended for a myriad of indications, based upon prop...  More
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Numerous controlled trials have examined the effects of oral garlic on serum lipids. Long-term effects on lipids or cardiovascular morbidity and mortality remain un...  More
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