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Bald Spot On Leg
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
There is no cure: Baldness in patches, which is not in the typical male pattern, is usually alopecia areata. , hair pulling and fungal infection also cause bald patches.Alopecia areata occurs in about 3% of people & affects men/ women equally-- ages of 5-40 years. The cause is not known. There is no cure ... A dermatologist may prescribe re-growth: Corticosteroids: suppresses the immune system. or Minoxidil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bald spots: it is important to determine the cause of the bald spots and treat that problem first. For instance, if you have ringworm infection causing bald spots, it is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more
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
If my hair was damaged by chemicals, ould it grow back? The bald spot didn't grow hair since then. Its been 7 years.
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
What causes alopecia?I just found a bald spot in the back of my head thats the size of a half dollar.My brother and neice have alopecia.
Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune means that the body's immune system attacks the body. When alopecia areata develops, the body attacks its own hair follicles. A person's genetic makeup, combined with other factors, triggers this form of hair loss. People can have this type of hair loss at any age. Some patients with alopecia areata have a family member who also has the disease. ...Read more
Is there a treatment for alopecia? I just had my third bald spot it barely grew to cover ive been getting them every year or two since i was 20-21
Yes: First line treatment for female pattern hair loss is topical minoxidil. Second line treatment if the Minoxidil doesn't work well enough is a systemic drug called spironolactone, although there is a lack of controlled randomized studies of this drug on female alopecia. Finasteride is another option, but it's more controversial. Hair transplant is a last resort option. ...Read more
I have a bald spot on the right side of my head and i was wondering what can I do to get my hair back i'm not for sure how big the spot is? Pls help
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just found a silver dollar sized bald spot on the side of my head. I have long, thick, normal hair. Do not pick, scratch or pull my hair. Freaked out
See doctor: There could be a number of causes for this and a doctor can help with the diagnosis. Alopecia arreata and an infection are possibilities that would benefit from early treatment. ...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.
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