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Recovering from alopecia areata. Reoccurs during winter. Medication for immediate treatment? Duration for complete eradication?

Good Morning Sir, Sir, myself is Tanveer from Jammu. For last one year i am suffering from alopecia areata (removal of beared) for which i have used several medicines like Dexona Injections , oitments like betnovit N, kenocart etc. Tablets like Prednisolone and Bioten forte. I am recovering from the same problem but unfortunately it repeates again especially when winter season begins here. presently i am using beclomin ointment and Nucort-M4 as dosage. Kindly guide and prescribe me the medicines for immediate treatment of alopeacia areata and also advise me how long i am bound to use any medicine for the complete eradication of the same disease. regards
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Tanveer,
Alopecia areata is an auto immune disease and unfortunately we cannot guarantee complete eradication of the disease. Our main aim is to prevent progression of the disease , bring disease into remission and induce hair growth. The treatment suggested so far by your dermatologist is apt for the condition. Other treatment that can be tried in conjunction with steroid is application of minoxidil solution, dithranol or any other irritant like salicylic acid or intake of immunomodulator drug like levamisole. If nothing works, you may discuss the option of contact immunotherapy with your doctor.
Hope that helps. Take care
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