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Suggest permanent solution for alopecia areata

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: My son has alopecia , he is 18 years old. We have been treating him at XXXXXXX The doctor has given him Kenacort injection to the patches, but the problem is when the injection is given he is getting the hair at that place and again he is getting the patches all over his head now. Is there is any permanent solution for this ?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Oral steroid

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photograph
Injection kenacort is the best treatment but is suitable only for a single patch.
Oral steroids are recommended for multiple patches.
I treat such cases with oral prednisolone.
This gives excellent response.
You can try this in consultation with your doctor.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
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Brief Answer: Oral steroid Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query and photograph Injection kenacort is the best treatment but is suitable only for a single patch. Oral steroids are recommended for multiple patches. I treat such cases with oral prednisolone. This gives excellent response. You can try this in consultation with your doctor. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you