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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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Will hair still grow where no bald spots are with alopecia areta?

Will hair still grow where no bald spots are with alopecia areta?

Yes. : Not sure i understand the question completely, but... Hair often regrows in the bald spots. Hair continues to grow normally in the spots that are not bald. ...Read more

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Just noticed bald spots at start of my hair line!! Completly bald please don't tell me alopecia I may cry?

Just noticed bald spots at start of my hair line!! Completly bald please don't tell me alopecia I may cry?

A dermatologist will: give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What should I remove and add on my diet in order to make my hair grow back faster after having bald spots from Alopecia Areata?

What should I remove and add on my diet in order to make my hair grow back faster after having bald spots from Alopecia Areata?

Wishful thinking: I don't believe there is any diet or supplement which would help your hair loss. Consult a dermatologist to see if there is something he can do to restore your hair loss and perhaps even finding the cause for it. ...Read more

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What causes random bald spots?

What causes random bald spots?

Nobody knows.: The cause of alopecia areata is unknown. But a dermatologist can inject a steroid solution into the spots to make the hair grow back faster. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bald spots?

What is the definition or description of: bald spots?

Alopecia areata: Look at the bald spots and see if there are some hairs that look like a printed exclamation mark (i.e. Broad at the trop and narrow at the root). This is typical of alopecia areata for which there is no explanation. It might be related to diet because I have found it to be related in some kids. ...Read more

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My son is 17 years of age and he started to get bald spots. Is this normal?

My son is 17 years of age and he started to get bald spots. Is this normal?

Not "normal": Hi. What you describe sounds like alopecia areata, patchy bald spots of autoimmune etiology. While it's not "normal", it will do him no harm, other than the fact that teenagers are not very nice people, and the a-holes in his class may belittle him for being different. And Texas has no shortage of unkind people. Support him. Support, love, and nurture him...he'll be fine. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you get sudden bald spots that eventually grow back?

What exactly does it mean when you get sudden bald spots that eventually grow back?

Telogen effluvium: Read up on this and see if it matches. It can be stress, systemic illness, weird diets or "unexplained." a dermatology visit may be in order. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son is 17 years of age and he started to get bald spots.?

What do you suggest if my son is 17 years of age and he started to get bald spots.?

Maybe alopecia areat: May also be confirmed by dermatologist. Character of rounding bald spots. Often associated with thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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