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Alternative Treatment

Alternative treatments for alopecia areata include:
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Chinese herbs.
Alternative therapies have not been studied in clinical trials and they may or may not help hair grow back. In fact, alternative therapies may cause more hair loss. Talk with your doctor before trying any alternative therapies.
(Click Alternative Treatment for Alopecia Areata for more information.)


The course of alopecia areata is highly unpredictable. You may continue to lose hair, or your hair loss may stop. The hair you have lost may or may not grow back, and you may or may not continue to develop new bare patches.
(Click Alopecia Areata Prognosis for more information.)

Living With Alopecia Areata

Living with alopecia areata should not affect activities such as going to school, working, marrying, raising a family, playing sports, and exercising. The condition does not cause pain and it does not make you feel sick. You cannot give alopecia to others, and those who have the disease are, for the most part, healthy in other ways.
(Click Living With Alopecia Areata for more information.)

Understanding Alopecia Areata

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