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What are doctors opinions about bald babies and what it means?

What are doctors opinions about bald babies and what it means?

Usually OK: There is much variation in the amount of hair a baby will have and it does not have any correlation with how much hair they will wind up having on their head. Most bald babies eventually start growing hair on their heads. There are a few genetic conditions where no hair ever grows, but these are quite rare. ...Read more

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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Why is my baby bald?

Why is my baby bald?

"resting phase": For those who remember all the steps of mitosis from high school, they remember that after anaphase and telophase (the dna splits up to form two distinct nucleii), the cells rest. If there's a major shock to the system, the cells enter a second resting phase, then "die" while new cells pop up. Thus from birth, the hair cells enter resting phase, and hair falls out, to be replaced in a few months. ...Read more

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My 3month old baby girl's hair were falling and she's almost bald. Is it normal? What should I do?

My 3month old baby girl's hair were falling and she's almost bald. Is it normal? What should I do?

Falling hair : Your baby may be shedding the fine hair she was born with and known as laguna hair. Her hair will then be replaced with normal hair. Another possibility is that she has " cradle cap" or seborrhoic dermatitis caused by a fungus. Consult your pediatrician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

Yes: It is common for babies who sleep on their backs to wear a bald spot over the surfaces where their skull hits the mattress. This is a temporary issue and resolves as the kid spends more time upright in sitting or standing. ...Read more

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I have a bald spot from a chemical spill on the left side of my head from when I was a baby. Now that I'm older it is kind of showing. How can I fix?

I have a bald spot from a chemical spill on the left side of my head from when I was a baby. Now that I'm older it is kind of showing. How can I fix?

You decide: You can wear a hat, style longish hair to cover it, shave the rest of your hair, decide you like it and tell everybody 'This is where I tipped over a drum of sulfuric acid' or whatever, ask a specialist about hair transplant, and/or give yourself the best gift you possibly can -- focus on fitness (95% of any guy's looks) and being a nice guy and most folks will decide the spot is 'way cool.' ...Read more

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My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head. What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head.  What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

She is: The bald ring on her head most likely has nothing to do with calcium, but more that she is lying on her back and rubbing her head. If she is a term child and is drinking the proper amount of formula daily, she is getting enough calcium. ...Read more

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Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Could infant malnutrition cause permanent scalp hair loss ?

Its'difficult to say: You are providing a very scant information. What kind of malnutrition and why? Any underlying conditions, bowel surgery? I guess if malnutrition would be corrected, then it shouldn't be a problem. Check with your pediatrician, he/she might know better your child history. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why do people become bald?

Why do people become bald?

Many Possible Causes: People can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, genetic factors, or alopecia areata. ...Read more

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How can I prevent balding?

How can I prevent balding?

There are natural: supplements, topical agents, just see your dermatologist and ask, but male or female pattern baldness is progressive and treatment doesn't work in all cases ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more