publication . Article . 2006

The effects of garlic topical gel (5%) in the treatment of alopecia areata

Z. Hajheydari; J. Akbari; M.Saidi; M. Jamshidi; A. Khalilian; M. Maboodi;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, volume 16, issue 53, pages 9-15 (issn: 1735-9260, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Background and purpose: Alopecia areata is the rapid onset of total hair loss in a sharply defined round area. No definite cause is known for this disease but stress is an effective factor. Different treatments are available but no cure is yet known. The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of garlic gel in treatment of alopecia areata.Materials and Methods: The method of study is placebo controlled. The study was performed during summer 2004-5. The subjects were recruited from dermatology clinics in the city of Sari, according to inclusion criteria. They were randomly divided into 4 blocks and received gel and placebo. Garlic gel was used twice da...
Medical Subject Headings: integumentary system
free text keywords: alopecia areata garlic, treatment, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920
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