While there is neither a cure for alopecia areata nor drugs approved for its treatment, some people find that medications approved for other purposes can help hair grow back, at least temporarily. The following are some treatments for alopecia areata. Keep in mind that while these treatments may promote hair growth, none of them prevent new patches or actually cure the underlying disease. Consult your health care professional about the best option for you. The organic treatments are:

  1. Corticosteroids
  2. Local injections
  3. Oral corticosteroids
  4. Topical ointments
  5. Minoxidil (5%)