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Treatment options for alopecia areata - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hello
User :   i am XXXXXXXX here
User :   i have a scalp problem
User :   i had checked through the net and i had found out that it is alopecia
Doctor :   ok
User :   can i speak to you in this regard
Doctor :   since when u have this hairloss problem
Doctor :   sure
User :   i have this for past 4 years, its a gradual loss
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have the problem only in my top scalp, like small patches
Doctor :   do u have family history of hair loss
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many hairs u loose per day
User :   no this is only with me
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am not having hair loss now, but i did had and it had created small patches in my head
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so did u see any doctor for ur hair loss problem
User :   after verifying through net, i found out that it is alopecia areata. is there any cure
User :   i had not consulted any doc or neither took medicine
Doctor :   ok
User :   kindly suggest me how to proceed with this?
Doctor :   treatment depends
Doctor :   on the extent
User :   some suggest onion juice will help for hair regrowth???
Doctor :   and ur current physical condition
Doctor :   and its causes
Doctor :   i dont think so
Doctor :   iam not aware of such things
User :   i have only small patches. some three or four patches and one bald like in top head.
Doctor :   the progress of alopecia areata is unpredictable
Doctor :   ok
User :   my current physical status is normal and i dont have any other allergies or any other disease
Doctor :   If the patch of hair loss is small
Doctor :   it is reasonable to observe it and allow the hair to regrow on its own.
Doctor :   Another option is applying a strong topical steroid to the patch
Doctor :   It may take several months for the hair to grow back using this method.
User :   what is that
Doctor :   hair growth by steriod use
Doctor :   topical steriod
Doctor :   it carries lot of side effects
User :   steroid means injected to the affected area right?
User :   any other options without side effects?
Doctor :   either injection or topical application
Doctor :   natural hair growth
Doctor :   u can also consult
Doctor :   dermatalogist
Doctor :   at the earliest
User :   can you suggest me to which doctor i have suggest in xxxxx
Doctor :   u can undergo PUVA treatment
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   iam sorry
Doctor :   we are operational only in bangalore as of now
Doctor :   we will be shortly
Doctor :   coming to xxxxx
User :   oh ok i am sorry
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   for xxxxx any help needed
User :   contact me
User :   will be happy
User :   thanks bye
Doctor :   i suggest u to see dermatologist to prevent further
Doctor :   hair loss
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