Treatment for Alopecia Universalis
First things first, there is no perfect treatment available as of now for alopecia universalis, but what we can tell is what it is and about its symptoms.
Known to be a severe form of alopecia areata, it is an autoimmune disease wherein the immune system of a person attacks his or her own hair follicles.
No hair regrowth medicine can revive one from this condition unless one’s immune system allows the hair to grow. The usual immunosuppressant drugs may not work in the case of Alopecia universalis because of its severity.
What happens in Alopecia universalis
The entire body and scalp hair are gone for good in Alopecia universalis – which is categorised as a very rare disease – including hair on the eyebrow and eyelashes.
Then what makes the best alopecia universalis treatment is to act fast and early at the initial stage of Alopecia areata itself when bald spot first surfaces.
This is the time when some of the medicines for hair fall and regrowth may work but if Alopecia areata transforms to more severe forms like alopecia totalis or alopecia universalis, it’s a point of no return.
Symptoms of Alopecia universalis
Understanding the symptoms of alopecia universalis is important as they can help one in taking timely action for preventive hairloss treatment.
There’s widespread hairloss in Alopecia universalis condition on the body that makes it smooth & shiny in appearance. Hairloss is noticed all over the body including body hair, pubic hair, nostril hair, eyebrows and scalp hair.
Since there is a genetic link for alopecia universalis, one needs to check out this factor first.
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The average person has 100,000 – 150,000 strands (follicles) of hair.