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what causes bald spots in hair

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 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Hair loss, especially defined areas of bald spots requires expert evaluation. Round patches of hair loss may be alopecia areata (where the body is at ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Female Hair Loss: There are multiple causes of this from too much traction due to hairdos to autoimmune diseases. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a timely diag ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Hair should grow in: Bald spots in infants just born are very common, and over time, the hair should grow in. Despite the father with bald spots in a similar distribution ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: Throw away this useless SCAM and spend your money on something useful or fun.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Never : Read that it could cause cancer and transplanting your own hair is the only way to fix it using yours naturally
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Fungal infection of the skin may cause hair loss. It would be prudent to consult a dermatologist.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It depends/ nonspec.: This seems like a nonspecific sign. It might depend on what products, if any, you might use to groom those areas. For example, if waxing or heat gro ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Some of these are present at birth & some show up later. The potential cause would best be sorted out with an in person exam to see the site and s ... Read More

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