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is a bald spot on back of head normal

A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Janousky
36 years experience Pediatrics
Bald spot: Many possible causes including simply being on his/her back too much. I would advise seeing the baby's pediatrician first, they should be able to det ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Normal Baby: This usually comes from the position they are sleeping in and self corrects with time.
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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
The : The treatment of alopecia areata is typically intralesional steroids into the bald patch. It works fairly well and often requires a series of treatme ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: sounds like it might be alopecia areata, but pics and additional hx would be helpful. Advise to see dermatologist for proper eval , bx, and poss tx
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bald spot: Is it itching?. Any other symptoms?. If it bothers u, have your doctor take a look & maybe refer u to a dermatologist.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience Dermatology
A few possibilities : The more common possibilities would include alopecia areata and tinea capitis (ringworm). Consult with your dermatologist about these and less commo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: A dermatologist should look at it. You do not want to miss amelanotic melanoma. Better be safe and good luck.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Dennis
26 years experience Neurology
No worries: I don't think you have anything to worry about. There are nerve endings underneath the skin in your entire body. Sometimes, the nerve endings can ge ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune means that the body's immune system attacks the body. When alopecia areata develops, the body att ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Female balding: Since this is difficult to diagnose without being seen, i suggest you make an appointment with your family doctor or a dermatologist to be examined.
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