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Hair Loss Treatment Options

Baldness, whether permanent or temporary, can't be cured. But treatments are available to help promote hair growth or hide hair loss. For some types of alopecia, hair may resume growth without any form of treatment.

Hair loss resulting from telogen effluvium or drug side effects usually requires no treatment. Hair loss from poor nutrition or medical illness usually stops with a healthy diet and treatment of the underlying medical condition. Treatment of fungal scalp infection requires six to 12 weeks of oral medication, such as terbinafine (Lamisil), with or without shampoos containing selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue, Head & Shoulders, others) or ketoconazole (Nizoral).

Many men and women with pattern alopecia are happy with their appearance and do not seek treatment for hair loss. Those who do seek medical help can be treated with the drugs topical minoxidil (Rogaine) or, for men only, oral finasteride (Propecia, Proscar), or they can choose hair transplants or scalp-reduction surgery.



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