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Depends: First you want to better categorize why you are losing hair. The causes are far ranging from stress, nutritional, hormonal, genetic, autoimmune/inflammatory, even related to how you chemically treat or braid your hair. Only once you have a better sense of the underlying cause or causes can you better determine a treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Male Pattern: With the advent of 5-alpha-reductace inhibitors such as Propecia and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable. Rogaine (minoxidil) for men is also effective in combination or alone. For the first time in the history it is now possible to stop or slow the progression of hair loss and to replace lost hair through hair transplants. ...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
Too late: I honestly think its too late if you are hoping to get taller. You should talk to an endocrinologist about it. You may need some hormone testing about the balding. If you have a family history of early balding it may be your destiny. But a dermatologist can help with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small bald spots in the back of my head what treatment can I use to treat that and what causes that?
I have only receding hairline, but I am not having baldness, no bald spot. No one in my family has ever had baldness. Any medicine treatment possible?
Hairline: Probably not necessary but uncommon for an 18 year old. You can check with your hairdresser - least expensive - or your doctor. ...Read more
I have alopecia areata i had it for 3years im 19 years old , I have bald patches quarter sizes on the top and back of my head. The bald patches come and go they move around my head i wanna know what treatment to take to gain my full head of hair back , i
No specific med: In all forms of alopecia areata, the hair follicles remain alive and are ready to resume normal hair production whenever they receive the appropriate signal. In all cases, hair regrowth may occur even without treatment and even after many years. There are no fda approved treatments specifically for alopecia areata, but you can try cortisone injection, topical monixidil, Anthralin cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer