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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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