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Over the Counter options for Topic Vitamin D?

Discussion in 'Alopecia Areata' started by nesiah, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. nesiah

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    Over the Counter options for Topical Vitamin D?

    Hi. I have AA and I have strong suspicion that my latest patch has not grown back due to hypovitaminosis d which i had severe last year-was treated and normalized but has resumed to low levels again. My patch has been there for over 10 months during this time period and I've had steroid injections. This is the first time in my 15+ years of AA that my patch/es has not grown back so I am suspicious it is because of the vitamin d situation. I would like to apply topical Vitamin D to the area but I dont' think my derm will write prescription. So, I was wondering if there are any over the counter vitamin d options? I found this lotion on amazon but it's not really strictly topical vitamin d , i think? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rue&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER.

    Here is some literature on Vit D & AA:
    Topical Calcipotriol Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate Alopecia Areata: A Retrospective Study
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26091388


    Association between vitamin D levels and alopecia areata

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25058999

    Reduced level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in chronic/relapsing Alopecia Areata

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24194967

    Vitamin D deficiency in alopecia areata.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24655364

    Successful treatment of alopecia areata with topical calcipotriol

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22879719

    Potential relationship between the canonical Wnt signalling pathway and expression of the vitamin D receptor in alopecia.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24635081
     
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  2. jayden kauffman

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    Honestly I've been considering this aswell. A lot of it makes sense
     

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