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I have a bald patch on the left side of my head about 3 inches in size, I have allways had it and so does my cousin. What can I do ?

I have a bald patch on the left side of my head about 3 inches in size, I have allways had it and so does my cousin. What can I do ?

Alopecia areata: Your dermatologist might have a way to help. Local injection of steroid, cream to irritate/stimulate/inflamme bald spots(called irritant contact dermatitis) or hair transplant all have been tried with some success. ...Read more

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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I have a bald patch come up on the lower part of my head on the right hand side what could this be I am worried ?

I have a bald patch come up on the lower part of my head on the right hand side what could this be I am worried ?

Bald Patch: This could be from a number of conditions ranging from infection to autoimmune. It is impossible to tell without looking at it. Please see your doctor or a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My child has a bald patch where he bumped his head, is this normal?

My child has a bald patch where he bumped his head, is this normal?

Coincidence: Only way to find out is to have your pediatrician take a look. For your own peace of mind make an appointment. ...Read more

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Hi there I'm starting to get 2-3 different bald patches on my head some bigger than others I'm only 25 is this common for people my age?

Hi there I'm starting to get 2-3 different bald patches on my head some bigger than others I'm only 25 is this common for people my age?

Genetics: All depends on your genes. If you have other men in your family that are bald or balding then you likely are experiencing male patterned baldness. If you have other associated symptoms might be worth checking your thyroid level as well. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, there are products/procedures/medications that can limit hair loss if you catch it early enough ...Read more

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I suddenly have a 1.5" diameter patch of baldness on my head. It may have always been there but I have recently noticed it. Is that ok? I'm scared.

I suddenly have a 1.5" diameter patch of baldness on my head. It may have always been there but I have recently noticed it. Is that ok? I'm scared.

Called alopecia: It is a very common problem. Treatment is simple and almost always successful. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Help my girlfriend has alopecia, bald patches on her head. Are there any remedies to this? Is there anything she could do or change to help stop this.

Help my girlfriend has alopecia, bald patches on her head. Are there any remedies to this? Is there anything she could do or change to help stop this.

See a dermatologist: A dermatologist needs to see your girlfriend to examine what is going on. Discrete bald spots suggests alopecia areata. This can often resolve on its own but sometimes requires injection of the patches with a low concentration of a steroid. This can help reduce any inflammation that may be preventing the hair from growing. ...Read more

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I noticed my beard has a few bald patches on one side of my fave and also a bald patch on the right size of my head about 2x2cm. What to do? :(

I noticed my beard has a few bald patches on one side of my fave and also a bald patch on the right size of my head about 2x2cm. What to do? :(

Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi i have alopecia areata and i have no eyebrows and eyelahses started to fall out, also i have small bald patches behinf my head 2 of them on bottom.

Hi i have alopecia areata and i have no eyebrows and eyelahses started to fall out, also i have small bald patches behinf my head 2 of them on bottom.

Alopecia areata: Alopecia means loss of hair or baldness. There are several different causes and patterns of alopecia. Alopecia areata is one type of hair loss.At least half of the people with alopecia areata develop their first patch of hair loss before they are 21. Males and females are equally affected. http://patient.info/health/alopecia-areata ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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