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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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How do you cure a red bald spot on head?

How do you cure a red bald spot on head?

Telangectasia: It is likely that your spot is a common vascular abnormality. It can be easily treated with an office hyper actor which closes the abnormality with a low electrical current. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What does seeing a bald spot on my head mean?

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

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What product will work to regrow my bald spot on my head?

What product will work to regrow my bald spot on my head?

Minoxidil topical : If a doctor confirms that you have male pattern balness, then topical Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) which is a pill mey help. ...Read more

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What is a burning bald spot on the head is cause from?

What is a burning bald spot on the head is cause from?

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

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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.

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.

Alopecia Areata: From your description, you might have alopecia areata (aa). You should see a dermatologist for evaluation for verification. Aa is an autoimmune disorder. Depending on the extent, your doctor may consider injecting steroid into the affect areas to reduce loss. ...Read more

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What can I do to grow hair from my bald spot on my head w/o drugs and lotions?

What is the cause: If it is due to a disease like fungus infection, a cyst under etc has to be treated if want hair in that spot. If it is due to male baldness then you buy a wig to cover it. ...Read more

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My son was born with a bald spot on his head where no hair wants to grow can this be corrected with surgery?

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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I just found a bald spot on the back of my head.

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

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

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

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

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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?

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?

Anxiety: At age 22, stresses of relationships, finances, school and work can cause anxiety symptoms, such as tingly feeling and crawling feeling inside the head.
Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis, and psychotherapy, meditation, and medication if necessary. ...Read more

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My daughter has a bald spot on the top of her head. What is this?

My daughter has a bald spot on the top of her head. What is this?

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

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I have bald spot in the, top of my head my hair keep falling out?

I have bald spot in the, top of my head my hair keep falling out?

Multiple possibiliti: This could be something that is called alopecia areata which has treatment options or it could be androgenic. It is important to get if evaluated by a dermatologist as there can also be associations with autoimmune problems. ...Read more

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