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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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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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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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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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I've noticed bald spot, I am a female, am I lacking a vitamin or mineral? What can I do?

I've noticed bald spot, I am a female, am I lacking a vitamin or mineral? What can I do?

Alopecia areata: Usually no cause can be found and several treatments are available, from getting rid of "stress" to applying a local steroid creme, or some minoxidal (rogain). It is usually self limiting and the hair grows back. ...Read more

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Sometimes, I will get a sharp pain just to the right of the place on my head where a bald spot would normally be. Should I be worried?

Sometimes, I will get a sharp pain just to the right of the place on my head where a bald spot would normally be. Should I be worried?

No worries: I don't think you have anything to worry about. There are nerve endings underneath the skin in your entire body. Sometimes, the nerve endings can get excited and sharp pain could result. It is unlikely you have a serious condition but if it becomes really bothersome or more severe i think it would be good to be checked out by a local neurologist. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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