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Why am i missing hair on the side of my head? i'm a 16 year old girl and it first started during my 6 grade year. its gotten worst during the years and i dont know what to do now. i'm always hiding it with head bands and it's one of my insecurities.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hair loss: Please talk to your parents about getting assessed by a dermatologist if you have been experiencing hair loss. Take care.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Many possibilities: Focal hair loss is often secondary to something as simple as hair twirling or eating, which may be a nervous habit. It can also be a treatable infectious or other process. The way to fix this is to see your doc for an exam and get a referral to a specialist if they think you need it. If you do it now you can prevent it getting worse.

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Last updated Jun 20, 2020

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