I had alopecia areata 7 yrs back. i am female -30. i had alopecia again after 2 and a half years. both the times it got cured by the use of minoxidil 2%. This time i have developed a bald patch at the hairline in the front and am having excessive hairfall all over my scalp. I count the strands. They vary fom 60 strands to 130 strands a day.There is excessive hairfall on the days i wash my hair. Also my eyebrow hair falls. What i have realized is that over these 7 years my hair has been becoming less dense and is not as thick as it used to be. My doctor has advised me to use minoxidil 2% all over the scalp [1 ml in the morning and 1 ml at night]. Also am applying Mintop on the bald patch at the hairline.
Will my hair ever be the way it was and will i ever get thickness in my hair? What do i do to arrest my current hairfall? Can my alopecia be cured permanently? India is not really that advanced. If i need to come to you i have no problem. Please help.
Alopecia Areata in some people comes and goes. After the first attack, if you are lucky enough to get the hair back, you get excited and think that it is over. In some people, one episode is all they get. In others, like you, repeated episodes are the pattern and then when the hair does come back, it is often a finer hair and often not all of it returns. The use of Minoxidil may have value and has little down side, as long as you do not develop any intolerable side effects.
Unfortunately, we do not really understand this disease, but there is a great deal of research going on that may point to better solutions in the future. I wish I could help you more.