What is alopecia?
A person with alopecia has hair loss on the scalp. The most common form of alopecia is male-pattern baldness, which may also affect females. Alopecia areata is another common type of hair loss.
What are the symptoms of alopecia?
Symptoms of alopecia include hair loss, scalp itching, and mild redness and scaling of the skin on the scalp.
How does the doctor treat alopecia?
Treatment of alopecia depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for alopecia may include topical corticosteroids, anthralin therapy, corticosteroid injections, minoxidil, and finasteride.
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