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Recurring alopecia areata, patches on beard. Taking biotin tablets. Effective?

hello sir i have been suffering from alopecia areata for 3 months. i have got recovery as smooth blond hair on it but when it turn in black normal hair. i got two patches on my beard. i got alopecia areata second time. i got alopecia areata first time berfore 5 years ago. what should i do to cure it rapidly. currently i take biotin tablets under doctor supervision as they said it occur due to biotin deficiency .
Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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hello pintu.manar, Alopecia areata is self remitting disorder pertaining to hair follicles,similar to vitiligo which affects melanocytes, so the problem is more social and cosmetic rather than health.depending on the severity of problem various agents are available to treat it, systemic steroids and topical steroids ,topical intralesional steroid injections ,other topical agents but it is always better to have the treatment under the supervision of dermatologist and weighing the benefits againist the side effects
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