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Glendale, AZ
A 27-year-old male asked:

I just found a small bald spot on the back of my head what could it be?

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Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology 47 years experience
A few possibilities : The more common possibilities would include alopecia areata and tinea capitis (ringworm). Consult with your dermatologist about these and less common causes of bald spots.
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Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 36 years experience
Alopecia areata: This is an autoimmune condition where your immune system attacks the hair follicles and hair falls out leaving round bald spots. Often stress or illness triggers it. It can spread and more hairloss can occur. See a dermatologist for treatment. Ringworm (tinea capitis) usually has inflammation and or scale associated with it.
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A 27-year-old male asked:

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Bald spot: Is it itching?. Any other symptoms?. If it bothers u, have your doctor take a look & maybe refer u to a dermatologist.
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