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hello dr. my name is viki and I suffering the problem of alopecia androgenica from last 6 years, so many dr. i had change for regrowth of my hair but no one give me proper medicine for my hair regrowth,I had use the medicine like minoxidil 5%, tab finpecia 1mg, dutastried 0.5mg cap and many more other lotion, but this are failed to give satisfactory result. so, what can i do, for regrowth of hair
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Minoxidil and Finasteride are US FDA approved therapies for androgenetic alopecia. However, the response to these remedies has a limit and one cannot expect to regain all the hair that was lost. The aim of these remedies being to halt further progression....
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Please tell me how to apply Clop ointment. My son is suffering from alopesia and has no hairs on his head. We are looking for expert who can advice us on how this ointment should be applied and for how long I On the effected surface. XXXX
Brief Answer:
Clop not preferable for alopecia totalis

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

Welcome to healthcaremagic. I have read your query and understood the concern for your son.

You have mentioned that your son is having alopecia totalis along with thyroid disorder and high IgE levels. These all...
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Yes doctor. My question si Derobin oilment will cure alopecia areata and its side effect. I think it is steroid base ointment right? And 1 more question skin doctor gave me the momate, tacroz, Keratop oilment and Betnosol fort tablet for treatment to cure alopecia areata doctor. Pls give me the answer in my mail id. My id is YYYY@YYYY .
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Do you associated psoriasis?
Because derobin is anthracyclin derative which inhibits cell growth & division and allows cell differentiation. It undergoes auto-oxidation when exposed to sun light.
Psoriasis is also known to cause alopecia.
There are certain precautions to...
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after years of suffering from what i have always believed to be the result of a "tread-lift" cosmetic surgical procedure which became infected (procedure no longer performed). I think the trauma caused what has now over at least 7 years has developed into severe follicular damage with tufted (doll hair) and alopecia with scarring. I have had severe abscess formation crusted over at various sites along the front going to the vertex of scalp. extremely painful. no cure no that i have finally done my own research. i believe i have a superinfection and irreversible alopecia. my hair is kinky, blackened and thick with multiple hairs growing from the shafts. everyone insists i am crazy. one biopsy did conclude lichen planus while the other two "pickers nodules" and abscess from picking. No culture ever performed. been treated with topical steroids, antibiotics, etc. i also think it may be a autoimmune response to the barbs that are still in my head and cannot be located to be removed. it has been so long too much damage has been done. i should of investigaqted myself years ago. i am extremely angry, disappointed in the medical community but mostly in myself. i just began to believe i was crazy and these oozing burning sores were imaginary and everyone insisted it had nothing to do with the trauma to my scalp (and infection). can anyone help me? i am losing my hair and have shaved it again on top this time the area is huge. i just got so frustrated trying to cover the areas where it is falling out in my hands. NOTHING PERSONAL BUT I WANT ONLY AN EXPERT DERMATOLOGIST OR DERM/PATHOLOGIST familiar with chronic folliculiti,doll hair and alopecia. i know the score. i need someone who can provide possible treatments! i have read enough. in a short amount of time. (no need for medical school) what is the matter with doc's they don't know an answer they send you away. NOT EVEN CULTURES. one PAS neg. from poorly performed punch biopsy by new doc (i worked in pathology)
Brief Answer:
hair loss probably not related to thread lift

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us.
I can understand your concern.
Firstly i would like to summarise your problem. You have irreversible hair loss or scarring alopecia associated with development of abscess and crust formation...
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hi, I am sagar i am 22yrs old and my height is 5.3' and weight is 47 kg and i am suffering from alopecia araeta from last three month i visit to skin doctor and he gave some medicine like fast follicle, shampoo and tablets and its not working what should i do. He is suggesting me to do nerotherapy but i cant effort that much of money to do that therapy and it will be good if there is any other medicine and injection in low cost.
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Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition and commonly present as focal patches of hair loss, most commonly over the scalp. Most of the patches regrow hair on there own, within a year. However, treatment is often sought for cosmetic concerns.

The new hair...
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