This treatment applied in our institute consists of a balneotherapy with the medicinal water and, depending on the severity of the dermatological symptoms, a local non-steroidal ointment treatment (Dithranol
) and a narrowband (311 nm) UVB phototherapy.
(anthralin) or other irritants have been used in the treatment of alopecia areata.
There are many medical products available on the market, such as emollients, tar preparations, corticosteroids, medicines related to vitamin D and to vitamin A, dithranol
and medicines designed to reduce cell division.
The efficacy can be improved further if either calcipotriol creams or UVB phototherapy are combined with dithranol
Steroid creams and scalp applications; steroid tablets; Dithranol
cream (also used for psoriasis); contact sensitisation treatment which involves making the patient allergic to a substance and then applying very weak strengths of this chemical to the bald patches; and ultraviolet light treatment.
The Garra Rufa, found in hot springs in Turkey, have no teeth but rub off bad cells while also injecting Dithranol
into the skin which helps renewal.
Low concentration dithranol
and coal tar (Psorin) in psoriasis: a comparison with alcoholic coal tar extract and allontoin (Alphosyl).
Prof Reynolds and Dr Birch-Machin studied the effects of dithranol
, an ointment applied to the surface of the skin
Professor Nick Reynolds and Dr Mark Birch-Machin studied the effects of dithranol
, an ointment applied to the surface of the skin.
(1) Some common matrices used in polymer MALDI experiments include DHB for analytes soluble in methanol, ferulic acid and [alpha]-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid for less polar analytes soluble in tetrahydrofuran (THF), and dithranol
and trans-retinoic acid for nonpolar analytes soluble in THF or toluene.
This is reflected in the fact that empirically discovered "synthetic polymer" matrices (e.g., dithranol
) have been found to have particularly low MAs.