Alopecia, or alopecia areata, is an autoimmune disorder characterized by loss of hair from the scalp, usually in clumps. After the disease takes hold, experts at WebMD say symptoms appear primarily in the form of patchy ... More » Home & Garden Decor Rugs & Carpets

As of 2015, there is no cure for alopecia, according to WebMD. However, it is possible to treat the disease and stimulate a person's hair to grow back. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Effective alopecia treatments include applying anthralin ointment or cream, using a 5 percent solution of minoxidil, or cortisone injections, states the National Alopecia Areata Association. Hair may grow again even in u... More » Beauty & Fashion Hair Chemical Hair Treatments

Alopecia areata is caused by an autoimmune disorder, explains Healthline. When a person has alopecia areata, his body attacks the hair follicles, causing some or all of his hair to fall out. Some scientists believe there... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Causes of hair falling out in clumps include alopecia areata and telogen effluvium, as reported by Physician's Desk Reference. Both of these are conditions that can be medically treated. More » Beauty & Fashion Hair

Some causes of a burning scalp and hair loss are scalp psoriasis, scarring alopecia and ringworm of the scalp, according to WebMD. Scalp psoriasis causes red, scaly patches on the skin, while scarring alopecia is a hair ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A burning scalp accompanying hair loss can be symptoms of cicatricial alopecia, states WebMD. They can also be signs of ringworm of the scalp, according to Mayo Clinic. More » Health Conditions & Diseases