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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: It depends on the cause and the location of the "bald spots".

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Nobody knows.: The cause of alopecia areata is unknown. But a dermatologist can inject a steroid solution into the spots to make the hair grow back faster.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Alopecia areata: Look at the bald spots and see if there are some hairs that look like a printed exclamation mark (i.e. Broad at the trop and narrow at the root). This ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Needs evaluation: bald spots are not usually normal. They should be evaluated by the pediatrician or a dermatologist to determine if they are from underlying infection, ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia: It seems like you might have alopecia areata which is a disorder where the immune system destroys the hairs. It can often be successfully treated by y ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia areata: Alopecia aerata can cause smooth bald spots on the head. This is an inflammation which cause the hair to stop growing underneath the skin. This can oc ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: that depends on the condition. you have to be more specific on the origins of the baldness.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
These are: These are probably from sun damage but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be from: Shaving causing inflammation / infection of hair follicle.Check out this link.Take care! http://m.Wikihow.Com/get-rid-of-ingrown-pubic-hair.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatol ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
"Areata Barbae": is a known dermatological condition!!! For further diagnosis/treatment an evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist is recommended! Hope this h ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
Dandruff shampoo: In a baby with cradle cap, don't be afraid to shampoo the hair with a dandruff shampoo such as selsun blue, and use a brush to brush out the flakes an ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to tell: but blackish purplish is not typical of ringworm (tinea) infection . I think you need to check with your doctor if this has been present for more than ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Skin lesion: Get checked by doc.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Fungus OR alopecia: If the bald spots show any kind of redness (inflammation) then the likely diagnosis is tinea capitus which requires an anti-fungal presciption pill to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is the most common cause of round bald spots in facial hair. The disorder is oftentimes self limited. In some cases, a series of topi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It : It takes courage to share this. Dermatillomania, as you already know, is an impulse controll disorder that involves compulsively picking at your skin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It is probably alopecia areata which can be treated by a dermatologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Gray hairs...: ...Last longer than pigmented hairs; possibly on this nevus only the gray ones are left. This is not a universal rule for all birthmarks.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
May be yeast: Would go to a dermatologist as may be a non dangerous yeast infection easily removed.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Rogaine, (minoxidil) Propecia: These two are the most commonly recommended by dermatologists. They may 'improved' the appearance, but unlikely would 'get rid of' baldness.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Yes they can but you must consult a doctor to make sure it is not undergoing a malignant change.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: It won't help in any way. You didn't really believe this, did you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet.
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Dr. Sean Bush
Dr. Sean Bush answered
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
It's possible.: She will not know unless she tries.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Other possibilities: There are several other possible reasons for white spots in this area, including psoriasis, yeast infection, and lichen planus.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CAFE AU LAIT PIMPLES: IT'S POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP A PIMPLE, OR PIMPLES, ON CAFE AU LAIT SPOT(S).
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
A few possible cause: Blocked pores, like whiteheads, folliculitis, warts, molluscum contagiosum come to mind.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
Cyst: Probable small cyst.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Maybe alopecia areat: May also be confirmed by dermatologist. Character of rounding bald spots. Often associated with thyroid disease.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Options: Hair loss is multi-factorial: genetics, stress, hormone problems, thyroid problems, mental illness, male pattern baldness, trauma, etc. The most comm ... Read More

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