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Doctor insights on: Losing Hair On Left Side Of Head

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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I have a pain on the back of my lower left side of head. I have some lose hearing to my right ear and bit of a sore throat.

I have a pain on the back of my lower left side of head. I have some lose hearing to my right ear and bit of a sore throat.

Middle ear infection: You have not shared any information with us, not even your age or duration of sx or other medical hx which makes any response to your question irrelevant to you. However, the symptoms suggest a middle ear infection with effusion and some mastoiditis and pharyngitis. Your doctor can determine if it is viral or bacterial and manage accordingly.

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Thinning left side of head above ears and side bur, My hair is brown is see like it's lighter where it has become thinner.

Thinning left side of head above ears and side bur, My hair is brown is see like it's lighter where it has become thinner.

Hair loss: May need to do some lab work or even a biopsy of scalp if this persists. See your doctor or send a picture via virtual consult so someone can better assist you in a coarse of action

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I have a very tender spot on he top left side of head. It hurts to touch. Been having migraines, blurry vision at times, and hair faliing out.

I have a very tender spot on he top left side of head. It hurts to touch. Been having migraines, blurry vision at times, and hair faliing out.

Go to ER: What you described is compatible with temporal arteritis and you should visit an emergency room at the earliest to protect your vision, just in case it is temporal arteritis.

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Why am I losing hair only on the right side of my head?

Why am I losing hair only on the right side of my head?

Alopecia: This can affect men and women. If you are experiencing headaches, however, please see your physician immediately. Alopecia can be transient and temporary. Try Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% shampoo for 6 weeks.

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I am losing hair on the side of my head, above my ears and on my jaw line where I had thick facial hair. What would cause this?

I am losing hair on the side of my head, above my ears and on my jaw line where I had thick facial hair. What would cause this?

Hair loss scalp jaw: Hair loss on the scalp and beard area could be alopecia areata, a condition where the immune system attacks hair follicles causing hair to fall out. Alopecia areata is usually treated with injections of cortisone. Other causes can include ringworm, a fungal infection, which is less likely in an adult. Please see your dermatologist.

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Why can I do to prevent balding? Losing hair not in the middle but to the left and right of the widows peak.

Why can I do to prevent balding? Losing hair not in the middle but to the left and right of the widows peak.

Medical management: There a few proven options to stop the hair loss. These include medications such as Minoxidil and finasteride. The two other options are laser light and protein rich plasma. A combination of all would be most effective. See a hair loss specialist.

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My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

Yes: It is common for babies who sleep on their backs to wear a bald spot over the surfaces where their skull hits the mattress. This is a temporary issue and resolves as the kid spends more time upright in sitting or standing.

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My grandmother is losing hair in her scalp with sores also really bad itching with a mild Nehring on her left chronic artery????

My grandmother is losing hair in her scalp with sores also really bad itching with a mild Nehring on her left chronic artery????

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Cannot say in your particular case, but problems in the CAROTID artery are not generally associated with skin conditions. Lots of other conditions (inflammatory, allergic, infectious, even autoimmune or psychological) can cause itching and hair loss.

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I took the injection...3 month contraception. Instead of birth control pill. Could losing hair be a side effect?

I took the injection...3 month contraception. Instead of birth control pill. Could losing hair be a side effect?

Yes: Yes, but it is not a permanent loss. Each hair goes through a growth phase, a "resting" phase, and then falls out to start the cycle over again. Conditions like pregnancy and use of hormones synchronize much of your hair so that although they will all fall out at the same time they will then start growing back.

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What's risk of headaches on left side of head?

What's risk of headaches on left side of head?

Unclear: Headache is a symptom, may have important causes in about 10% or may be due to tension headache or migraine if persistent see a neurologist.

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What can cause head pain on left side of head?

What can cause head pain on left side of head?

Lots of things: Besides migraine, lots of things can cause left sided headaches (or right-sided headaches). There is no disease which only causes left-sided headaches--if this is what you mean by your question. Other causes of unilateral headaches includes brain tumor, blood clots, bone infections, aneurysms, blood vessel malformations, cysts, scalp abscess, etc.

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I want to know why my left side of head gets burn slowly?

I want to know why my left side of head gets burn slowly?

Not enough info: You have not given enough information to know what might be causing your symptoms.

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I have electric shock in my left side of head from 20 days?

I have electric shock in my left side of head from 20 days?

Shocking: If you are experiencing "shock like symptoms" this is usually some type of irritation to a nerve.

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Is there a reason why I am getting constant pain on left side of head only?

Is there a reason why I am getting constant pain on left side of head only?

Headaches: Are very specific to each person. If your doctor thinks there is a problem inside your head - your brain... Then get an MRI rather than a ct. The ct is lots of radiation. The MRI is none. The MRI is more detailed. It costs only 250-500 on insurance. And. It is more definitive. Get it only under a doctors supervision.

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What causes headaches on the left side of head even though you are fully hydrated?

? muscle?: Put your fingers over the area where you feel the headache and then open and close. If it feels like the muscle, then look into why the muscle is cramping, which may be the bite, joints and muscle (tmj). The first thing to do though is check with your md to be sure there is no underlying medical problem.