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can i take biotin to help regrow hair on my head? 4 months ago i had a golf ball size bald spot on the back of my head, now it is the size of my palm and it does not seem to be getting better. i have researched biotin, should i start taking this? i

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Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Its : Its unlikely biotin will hurt, but i also doubt it will help. From your description it sounds like you have alopecia areata. Read about it here: http://www.Naaf.Org/ it is usually treated with steroid injections into the area (which will affect your blood sugar). Sometimes a combo of topical steroids and rogaine (minoxidil) helps. But first you really need a diagnosis. This could still be many things and it would be worth your while to see a local medical dermat.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
You may: However, it will not stop your hair from falling or make hair grow in bald spots. Visit this site for info: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001177.htm
Answered on Jan 2, 2019

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