and its treatment
Alopecia totalis that is hair loss involving whole of scalp
is an indication for starting oral steroids
. You are correct , steroids if used injudiciously and for prolonged periods
specially in growing child may hinder the normal growth of child .
But if used correctly and for correct indication, its a wonderful drug.
For alopecia totalis, i usually recommend oral pulse steroid therapy that is given twice a week with dosage depending on the weight of child. Alongwith topical stimulants for hair growth are adviced like topical steroids/folica hair tincture. But i will strongly advice you to take these treatments under supervision only by visiting doctor so that time to time evaluation of child can be done.
Pune is a well developed city, you will definitely find a good doctor there. I don't know any doctor personally there. I have found him on HealthcareMagic.
Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Skin n Surgery international, Above Natural's icecream, left to karve statue, near kothrud bus stand, karve road , kothrud, pune. Ph: 0000
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