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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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How can I grow hair in bald spots?

Bald spots: it is important to determine the cause of the bald spots and treat that problem first. For instance, if you have ringworm infection causing bald spots, it is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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What to do if I have bald spots in my hair! help!!!?

What to do if I have bald spots in my hair! help!!!?

Bald spots: it is important to determine the cause of the bald spots and treat that problem first. For instance, if you have ringworm infection causing bald spots, it is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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How can I grow hair on bald spots by tichotillomania?

How can I grow hair on bald spots by tichotillomania?

Trichotillomania: Seek Psychological help for the triggers that make you pull out your hair. No point in treating if you are going to pull out your hair again. Psychotherapy and support groups can help you control the urge to pull out your hair. There are some over the counter preparations like Minoxidil that may help grow hair on bald spots. Talk to your doctor to see what is right for you. ...Read more

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Is there a conncection between rett syndrome and bald spots?

Is there a conncection between rett syndrome and bald spots?

Nice question: Rhett's syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder peculiar to girls. Odd & purposeless hand motions such as excessive rubbing can lead to focal areas of hair loss. Trichtillomania (neurotic pulling out hair) requires purposeful fine motor coordinated action to pull hair. So rubbing is the way a rett child would lose hair patches. ...Read more

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What is the right medication for bald spots forming on your head?

What is the right medication for bald spots forming on your head?

Options: Hair loss is multi-factorial: genetics, stress, hormone problems, thyroid problems, mental illness, male pattern baldness, trauma, etc. The most common pattern that i see in my practice revolves around the genetic component. Review by surgeons who offer hair transplantation is recommended. Multiple options. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bald spots at the ripe age of 16, is there any way to deter further balding?

I am experiencing bald spots at the ripe age of 16, is there any way to deter further balding?

No good answer.: Some said rogaine (minoxidil) might slow it down, but the use of it is messy and you are very young still. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bald spots?

Rogaine, (minoxidil) Propecia: These two are the most commonly recommended by dermatologists. They may 'improved' the appearance, but unlikely would 'get rid of' baldness. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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