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Bald Patches Thalassemia
My son is getting bald patches and he's only 13, does this have anything to do with his thalassemia?
No: I don't know of baldness associated with thalassemia. Some boys begin male pattern baldness in their teens, but if the bald patches are round, sharply demarcated, and are not inflamed or red or swollen, then it's probably something called alopecia areata. If the patches are inflamed, raised, crusty, or oozing, then it's probably an infectious problem. In any case, see your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help my girlfriend has alopecia, bald patches on her head. Are there any remedies to this? Is there anything she could do or change to help stop this.
See a dermatologist: A dermatologist needs to see your girlfriend to examine what is going on. Discrete bald spots suggests alopecia areata. This can often resolve on its own but sometimes requires injection of the patches with a low concentration of a steroid. This can help reduce any inflammation that may be preventing the hair from growing. ...Read more
Hi there I'm starting to get 2-3 different bald patches on my head some bigger than others I'm only 25 is this common for people my age?
Genetics: All depends on your genes. If you have other men in your family that are bald or balding then you likely are experiencing male patterned baldness. If you have other associated symptoms might be worth checking your thyroid level as well. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, there are products/procedures/medications that can limit hair loss if you catch it early enough ...Read more
My husbands hair is falling out A LOT all of sudden. He's only 19. No bald patches but hair is thinning.
My husbands hair falls out a lot everyday. Hes only 19. No bald patches only hair falling out when you touch them. Its A LOT of hair falling out.
See a dermatologist: Need exam by skin specialist. Alopecia areata? Telogen effluvium? Androgenic alopecia? Poisoning or drug effect? etc etc ...Read more
I'm getting random very small bald patches literally lots.some of it has turned black.I shaved it off and discovers two black spots its worse everyday?
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