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A 43-year-old female asked:

Another female on here said her scalp was itchy and hair falling out. can women also get male pattern baldness and why?

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Dr. Alison Days
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Women can get baldness for many reasons. Sometimes it is related to hormonal imbalances, sometimes it is an autoimmune phenomenon (like in lupus or thyroid disease) and sometimes it is a fungal infection. If you have baldness and an itchy scalp, it is more likely due to fungus and can be treated.

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Last updated May 16, 2014

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