Also known as allergic alopecia, this condition is characterized by the appearance of well-defined “bald spots”. It may be limited and disappear without any treatment or it may be widespread and resist all forms of treatment.

How do you treat hair loss?

Hair-loss treatments are available for patients who have had little success or unsatisfactory results with over-the counter (OTC) therapies. Treatments that can help stimulate growth are corticosteroids, topical minoxidil solution and anthralin.  A variety of anti-inflammatory medications can be used for disorders caused by allergic and immune imbalances.