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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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


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Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

It may be: It may be an old scar where hair did not grow and as long as it is only in that area and when your hair grow that area is covered you need not do anything for it .If you feel you need to do anything more consult a dermatologist who can tell you after exam if you will ever grow hair in that area. ...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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Headaches only on one side of my head , and down my neck. Best treatment for this?

Headaches only on one side of my head , and down my neck. Best treatment for this?

Identify causes: Any new headache, no matter the location or patterns should be evaluated by a doctor in order to determine what the cause might be. There are many kinds of benign causes for unilateral headaches, including referred pain from jaw, teeth, sinuses, eye, neck - but you need to be certain nothing worrisome causing your problem. See a doctor who may request a headache evaluation from neurologist. ...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 have bumps on the back of my head under my hair. Are there any shampoos or skin care to help? I've been using tea tree shampoo.

I have bumps on the back of my head under my hair. Are there any shampoos or skin care to help? I've been using tea tree shampoo.

Unclear: Your best bet would be to have a doctor examine you, as it is difficult to tell without seeing it in person. Sometimes bumps on the head are actually under the skin, in which case shampoo or ointments won't help. If it is on the surface of the skin, there may be topical agents that may help. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata i had it for 3years im 19 years old , I have bald patches quarter sizes on the top and back of my head. The bald patches come and go they move around my head i wanna know what treatment to take to gain my full head of hair back , i

I have alopecia areata i had it for 3years im 19 years old , I have bald patches quarter sizes on the top and back of my head. The bald patches come and go they move around my head i wanna know what treatment to take to gain my full head of hair back , i

No specific med: In all forms of alopecia areata, the hair follicles remain alive and are ready to resume normal hair production whenever they receive the appropriate signal. In all cases, hair regrowth may occur even without treatment and even after many years. There are no fda approved treatments specifically for alopecia areata, but you can try cortisone injection, topical monixidil, Anthralin cream. ...Read more

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Hair loss on back of head with little red spots?

Hair loss on back of head with little red spots?

Scalp hair loss : If patchy, see a dermatologist. If generally thinned hair, get your hormone levels checked. Can also occur due to severe stress and rarely some medications. ...Read more

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If i didnt get the head of a tick out of my crown of my head can ot cause itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

If i didnt get the head of a tick out of my crown of my head can ot cause itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Get it out: Yes it can cause itchy bumps and even a secondary infection. You need to get all of the insect parts out. ...Read more

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What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

Tinea = ringworm: That could be 2 or 3 things, but most likely tinea capitis, aka ringworm. It's not a real worm, but a fungal infection. It's somewhat contagious, but won't go away until properly treated. She'll need to be checked out to get that done. ...Read more

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I just found a bald spot on the back of my head..

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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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Couple weeks ago, a pimple grew on the back of my head, got a hair cut and now that spot is bald. How do I grow hair back on the spot?

Couple weeks ago, a pimple grew on the back of my head, got a hair cut and now that spot is bald. How do I grow hair back on the spot?

Unknown: If the hair follicles sustained permanent damage, hair may not regrow at that site, but if it is a small spot it should not be very noticeable as other hairy areas will cover it most likely. ...Read more

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Razor bumps, acne on the back of my lower neck. Pleasee suggest how to cure?

Razor bumps, acne on the back of my lower neck. Pleasee suggest how to cure?

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. Easing with hypoallergenic moisturizers and using topical antibiotic creams may help it heal faster. ...Read more

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Pityriasis versicolor on neck and back left white patches after treatment of anti-fungal cream. White patches turn normal again? Or how can I treat?

Pityriasis versicolor on neck and back left white patches after treatment of anti-fungal cream. White patches turn normal again? Or how can I treat?

Sounds normal. : It's not unusual for the skin in the healed areas to appear lighter than the surrounding skin as those areas don't tan while affected by the fungus. ...Read more

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