i am suffering with alopecia universalis, any drug for this.
Any medicine for alopecia?
Added 7 Mar 2012:
I have lossed eyebrows, eylashes, hair loss some places in my body. beard,mustache completely erased. in head region some sopots r there from 4years, now hair will be grow with white hair, but spots are there.
While there is no cure for this condition, some people find that certain medications approved for other purposes can actually help treat alopecia by making hair grow back, at least temporarily. These medications include: Corticosteroids; Sulfasalazine; Minoxidil (Rogaine); Anthralin (Psoriatec); Photochemotherapy; Topical sensitizers; Oral cyclosporine.
It is important that while these treatment options may promote hair growth, none of them prevent new patches of hair loss and none of them cure the underlying disease. You should consult with your doc about the best ways to treat alopecia.
Take care, feel sorry for the conditions that you have, best wishes!
At the present time, there is no cure for alopecia areata. Of all the various forms of alopecia, alopecia universalis is most challenging to treat. You'll want to connect yourself with a dermatologist or dermatology centre that specializes in alopecia.
Current treatments are helpful in a small proportion and include:
1. Diphencyprone and squaric acid
4. Oral steroids
5. Azathioprine, cyclosporine
Newer drugs like tofacitinib and ruxolitinib may find their place in this list someday but right now they are only experimental.
These all have potential side effects that you will need to carefully review with your dermatologist.
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