Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease in which immune system attacks the hair follicles mistakenly. Scientifically, these follicles are made to protect the body from bacteria’s and viruses, but due to wrong signals, it attacks the cup-shaped structure that is responsible for hair growth.
Hair fall remains the prominent symptom of alopecia areata. However, the loss of hair can be sudden including all the sites of hair growth like the beard, eyelashes, and other parts of the body. In some cases, these spots might appear to be small while in others, they tend to be extreme.
As the symptoms are quite noticeable, the diagnosis is quick. In case, there is severe trouble, we recommend a skin biopsy.
Treatment for Alopecia Areata
We want to inform the people having pattern baldness that Alopecia Areata is nothing to be wary of and you can get your hairs back with the right medication. Alopecia Areata can be treated to grow your hair back and the treatment options available at us include:
- Corticosteroids in an anti-inflammatory drug that is given in the form of a pill or injection
- Ointments, foam, or cream can also be prescribed for the pattern baldness
- Rogaine can also be used as one of the treatments for baldness