I have lost all my hair eyebrows eyelashes etc took 3 years to grown back after having painful treatment from hospital. Since then (2009) I get bold patches all the time then they griw back then it will fall out somwhere else and my hair has grown back very thin .
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that comes and goes exactly in the manner you described. There are many treatments and you'll want to again review the ideal treatment plan with your dermatologist.
Options include topical steroids, topical minoxidil (Romaine), topical bimatoprost, steroid injections, oral medications like methotrexate, sulfasalazine, tofacitinib and prednisone.
Without knowing everything about your story it's hard to say what's best. But yes, minoxidil is an option for alopecia areata and it's been studied since the early 1980s. So we have a long record of use. Be sure you understand the side effects - hair growth on the face, heart palpitations, dizziness, shedding from time to time. The medication must never be used by women who wish to become pregnant.
The only topical option for the eyelashes is bimatoprost. Minoxidil can not be used close to the eye but possibly could be used for the eyebrows. Check with your dermatologist.
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