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What is a common cause for a 20 yr female to get a smooth bald spot?

What is a common cause for a 20 yr female to get a smooth bald spot?

Alopecia areata: Most likely you have a common condition called alopecia areata. It has no known cause, but can be related to stress. It is not contagious, & can be treated by topical creams, or injections in the affected area. Read more

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


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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 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

Diagnosis first: You really have to find out what is causing it, especially because it is one isolated spot. Infection is possible, and if it is, it has to be treated. Sometimes skin biopsy is needed to make a diagnosis. Find the cause, then treat it. 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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My question is about bald spots. I have been having these 2 bald spots for years without any development and at the time I did not get treated for it. But the thing is I also have a bald spot in my beard and I feel really bad about it and I really want to

My question is about bald spots. I have been having these 2 bald spots for years without any development and at the time I did not get treated for it. But the thing is I also have a bald spot in my beard and I feel really bad about it and I really want to

Alopecia areata: Localized loss of hair like this is called "alopecia areata." It's caused by damage to the hair follicle itself. There are several causes, including traction (pulling), heredity (especially with patchy beard growth), infection (fungal generally) and autoimmune (in which the body itself attacks them). Please consult with a dermatologist regarding diagnosis & treatment. Read more

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I have a birth mark on the back of my head, but my hair covers it. If I were to get it removed, will I have a bald spot?

I have a birth mark on the back of my head, but my hair covers it. If I were to get it removed, will I have a bald spot?

Yes, a small one...: About the width of the scar. When a lesion is removed, the surgery approximates the skin margins together so that it heals promptly, but the scar itself will not have hair follicles. Usually hair around it grows and covers the scar, so it is not noticeable unless one's head is shaved. If there is a concern about the birth mark and skin cancer, your life is most important. Read more

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Bald spot due to hair dresser leaving bleach on too long. I cover it up by parting my hair. How to get hair to grow in that area???

Bald spot due to hair dresser leaving bleach on too long. I cover it up by parting my hair. How to get hair to grow in that area???

It: Will grow back,,,, be patient. You are "injuring" your hair every time you bleach it! Think about changing the coloring process OR your Hairdresser! Just my opinion Hope it's helpful Dr Z 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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Hair transplant: Have a half-dollar sized bald spot that I want to get rid without the are becoming a red onion. Is FUE or ARITAS the answer?

Hair transplant: Have a half-dollar sized bald spot that I want to get rid without the are becoming a red onion. Is FUE or ARITAS the answer?

HAIR TRANSPLANT.: DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION. HOWEVER, I AM SURE THE ANSWER IS NOT FUE OR ARITAS. PLEASE SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST. THANK YOU Read more

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Hi, I have a mark/scar/bald spot on the back of my head which I was told was caused by a brain scan when I was a baby. Can I get rid of it?

Hi, I have a mark/scar/bald spot on the back of my head which I was told was caused by a brain scan when I was a baby. Can I get rid of it?

Need to examine: It is unlikely that the bald spot is due to an imaging study. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If the spot is not too big, you would do well to cover it with hair from the surrounding areas. If it is of bigger cosmetic concern, you may consult a plastic surgeon. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more

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I'm 26 and don't do no drugs why do I have a bald spot?

I'm 26 and don't do no drugs why do I have a bald spot?

? alopecia areata: A single bald spot on the head or scalp, may indicate an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata, or sometimes it could be due to a fungal infection, or other infectious causes. See a dermatologist. These are not usually related to illicit drug use. Read more

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I'm 16 and I randomly got a bald spot, what could it be? I was thinking it could be a nutrition problem?

I'm 16 and I randomly got a bald spot, what could it be? I was thinking it could be a nutrition problem?

Alopecia: It seems like you might have alopecia areata which is a disorder where the immune system destroys the hairs. It can often be successfully treated by your dermatologist. They will also want to check to be sure that no other autoantibodies exist in your body. Go see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Read more

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I have a small bald spot in the beginning of my part is it just my cowlick?

I have a small bald spot in the beginning of my part is it just my cowlick?

Normal variance: The area of lack of hair can be normal as long as it is not itchy or red. If this symptoms are present it might be indicative of dermatitis or infection and would recommend being seen Read more

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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?

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 more

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I'm 19 and have lost hair at the bottom of my head. It is about 3 cm in diameter and whilst hair is growing back sparsly, there is a smooth bald spot?

I'm 19 and have lost hair at the bottom of my head. It is about 3 cm in diameter and whilst hair is growing back sparsly, there is a smooth bald spot?

Alopecia areata: You might have alopecia areata. Best to see your Family Doc for referral to Dermatologist for evaluation & treatment. In meantime, check out https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/alopecia-areata, http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/tc/alopecia-areata-topic-overview & https://www. Naaf. Org/. Read more

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What does seeing a bald spot on my head mean?

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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Why does my 3 year old have a small bald spot?

Several possibles: There are a number of reasons for 3 year olds to get bald spots. They can just be yanking at hair in the area and pulled it out there. Can be from a skin irritation or infection, like a fungal infection of the scalp (tinea capitis.) Can also be from too much traction on area if hair is pulled back a lot. Also can be condition where areas of hair just fall out for no apparent reason (alopecia areata) 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

Dr. Alan Bauman
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