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I have itchy burning scalp with hair loss, nothing in

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I have itchy burning scalp with hair loss
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: nothing in particular, my hair stylist has been giving me deep conditioners, but nothing works. My hair will start to grow then all of sudden start falling and thinning out
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've had perms, gheri curls, I've tried scalpicin and lately have been putting sulfer eight in my hair
Submitted: 3 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 3 days ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

Is the hair loss widespread or patchy?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
both acturally
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 3 days ago.

For alopecia areata (patchy hair loss), intralesional corticosteroids are the only effective treatment which can restimulate hair growth.

I would recommend seeing a dermatologist who can administer this treatment.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating (bonus appreciated) as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

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