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Bald Spot Head
My nephew constantly picks at his head; he made bald spot, his head feels 'heavy' — what could this be? Anything clinically present with head picking?
Fungal infection: Have a doctor do an exam, many causes, infection possible ...Read more
26 yo. Tiny bald spot on head (~5 mm) with very slight pinkish hue. Has been there for months. What could be the cause? Will it grow back? Cyst scar?
Bald spot : There are several possible causes of a small bald spot including earlier injury, infection or skin condition. In most cases the hair eventually grows back. Or it might be the first sign of a temporary or permanent hair disorder. If the patch enlarges, see a dermatologist for assessment. Find out more at http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/hair-loss.html. ...Read more
I had a bump on my head 3 weeks ago. I scratched it and peeled the scab. Now I have a bald spot my head. How do I get hair growing back on the spot?
Time and patience.: It sounds as though the hair was traumatically removed with the scab. Since you did not have issues prior the scab, it will simply take time and patience to see the hair regrow. Viviscal is a nice over the counter treatment that may speed up the process of hair regrowth in areas such as yours. If the bald spot starts to enlarge, see a doctor. You may have a condition called alopecia aereata. ...Read more
Have a lump where my bald spot onmy head useto be. But i been getting a tingly crawling feeling right there but in the inside. Cause numb left side face?
Please see: Please see a dermatologist for this to be evaluated. You may need a biopsy to see what is causing the bald spot. This may or may not be related to the numbness on your face. That may be a different problem that your primary care doctor can evaluate. Please see someone this could be serious. ...Read more
Only: They you still have good vision. Hair loss is common and almost inevitable in males. In females, it can be due to anything from stress to hundreds of physical problems or trauma at the beauty shop or home hair treatments. If it worsens, get evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hard to say.: Most bald spots on the head are caused by something called alopecia areata, which is a harmless, self-limited condition. But aa doesn't usually burn, so it could be something else that will need a personal examination to determine precisely. I suggest that you see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a bald spot on my head that is round and seems to be getting bigger, also I believe that I have another one forming right above the first one.
Noticed 1 quarter sized bald spot on my head. This is the 3rd time in the past 10 years hair grows back. I only get one bald spot not multiple.
Alopecia Areata: See a dermatologist if you want help. It is an autoimmune condition. ...Read more
My son was born with a bald spot on his head where no hair wants to grow can this be corrected with surgery?
Yes: A small spot may be fixed in a single stage procedure while a large one may require a couple. I would consult with a general or cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more
I can actually see a bald spot on my head, does that mean I am suffering from androgenic alopecia?
Alopecia areata: This is likely to be the cause of a single bald spot. Get someone in the family to look at it and see if there are any single hairs in the bald area that look like the traditional appearance of an exclamation mark---broad top and narrow at growth point. That isdiagnostic. Trouble is, noone knows cause. ...Read more
Recently developed a bald spot on my head. My barber believes it could be alopecia areata. How would I go about this to confirm and treat it? Should I consult a dermatologist?
Yes: A dermatologist would be the right specialist to help you, good luck ...Read more
Ever since y stopped smoking a few months ago 7 to be exact y started getting lots of wierd things I got the flu and a bald spot in my head?
I quit birth control a few months ago and my hair has been coming out. I have one bald spot in my head. I think my hormones are out of whack. What should?
My doc told me I have scalp ringworm. I have been on Nizoral (ketoconazole) pills and shampoo for 3 weeks and the bald spot on my head has doubled in size. Normal?
Yes: Can be traumatic alopecia from injury to hair follicles. Usually transient. ...Read more
Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.
Skin findings: It is very hard to diagnose skin lesions over the telephone. If tender you might have an infection. Start with seeing your primary doctor and if needed, a dermatologist. Be prepared to say how long the problem has been there, any medications and other symptoms. This needs to be seen in person. ...Read more
4 y/o with bald spot on back of head. Scalp seems normal no itching at all but getting bigger. Causes? Pediatrician or Dermatology visit in order?
Bald spot: Many possible causes including simply being on his/her back too much. I would advise seeing the baby's pediatrician first, they should be able to determine the cause and generally you should be able to see your pediatrician a lot sooner than a dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more
Son has bald spot on head. We were told it was fungal. He's been on antibiotics for 30+days. Today it is red and puffy/swollen. Is this normal?
No: Please visit your doctor, needs re-evaluation, possible secondary infection, good luck ...Read more
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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. ...Read more
Been having a tingly feeling and crawling feeling inside my head where my bald spot use to be and it feels like the sensation is spreading in my head?
Varies: Newborns can have a congenital bald spot while older kids can pull out their hair or develop a skin condition. An exam is needed to sort this out. ...Read more