Topical steroids after using minoxidil is a good choice for alopecia areata?
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Steroids and Alopecia areata
Steroid Injections may be necessary to treat Alopecia Areata lesions that are more resistant. In some patients, steroids were found to accelerate the recovery. In other patients, topical steroids and minoxidil solutions and creams may be rubbed on the scalp to promote the regrowth of hair.
Alopecia areata is considered an auto-immune related hair loss. There is no medication that can make your hair grow. Steroid
Alopecia areata is considered an auto-immune related hair loss. There is no medication that can make your hair grow. Steroids are often recommended but there is no clear evidence it may work.
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Steroids, progesterone, or PRP injections are valid options for Alopecia Areata. I recommend a consultation with a hair loss expert to understand all options. Best, Dr. Emer
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Doctors often treat aopecia areata with steroid injections to try to reverse the disease process. You must see a doctor
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