QUESTION OF THE WEEK (FEB 22-28, 2015)

Q: Is there a cure available for alopecia areata?

A: There is no cure yet, but there are a number of good treatments available.  Be sure to speak to your dermatologist about available options for alopecia areata. Treatments include topical steroids, steroid injections, diphencyprone (DPCP), anthralin, and pills such as methotrexate, prednsione, sulfasalazine. Treatments like ruxolitinib and tofacitinib are experimental and are not available yet



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