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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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Telogen effluvium: Read up on this and see if it matches. It can be stress, systemic illness, weird diets or "unexplained." a dermatology visit may be in order.
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 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia areata?: Get to a dermatologist for evaluation, that is unusual.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Nice question: Rhett's syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder peculiar to girls. Odd & purposeless hand motions such as excessive rubbing can lead to focal ... Read More

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