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4 y/o with bald spot on back of head. Scalp seems normal no itching at all but getting bigger. Causes? Pediatrician or Dermatology visit in order?

4 y/o with bald spot on back of head. Scalp seems normal no itching at all but getting bigger.  Causes?  Pediatrician or Dermatology visit in order?

Bald spot: Many possible causes including simply being on his/her back too much. I would advise seeing the baby's pediatrician first, they should be able to determine the cause and generally you should be able to see your pediatrician a lot sooner than a dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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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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Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, i took chantix for about 4-6 weeks. 4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, i noticed a bald spot in my facial hair. Then another. Then on the back of my head (not in a normal

Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, i took chantix for about 4-6 weeks.  4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, i noticed a bald spot in my facial hair.  Then another.  Then on the back of my head (not in a normal

Chantix and Alopecia: Not proven, but her are some interesting data that hint at it. Could Chantix cause hair loss? - ehealthme could Chantix cause hair loss? We studied 60, 675 Chantix users from fda. Among them, 184 have hair loss. See who they are, when they have it and more www.Ehealthme.Com/ds/chantix/hair+loss. ...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

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I just found a small bald spot on the back of my head what could it be?

I just found a small bald spot on the back of my head what could it be?

Alopecia areata: This is an autoimmune condition where your immune system attacks the hair follicles and hair falls out leaving round bald spots. Often stress or illness triggers it. It can spread and more hairloss can occur. See a dermatologist for treatment. Ringworm (tinea capitis) usually has inflammation and or scale associated with 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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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

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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

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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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

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

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Baldness (Definition)

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