A 27-year-old female asked:
Just found a silver dollar sized bald spot on the side of my head. i have long, thick, normal hair. do not pick, scratch or pull my hair. freaked out
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Dr. David Krulakanswered
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See doctor: There could be a number of causes for this and a doctor can help with the diagnosis. Alopecia arreata and an infection are possibilities that would benefit from early treatment.
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