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Spot Baldness Alopecia
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
What causes alopecia? I just found a bald spot in the back of my head that's 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
Is there a treatment for alopecia? I just had my third bald spot it barely grew to cover I've been getting them every year or two since I was 20-21
Yes: First line treatment for female pattern hair loss is topical minoxidil. Second line treatment if the Minoxidil doesn't work well enough is a systemic drug called spironolactone, although there is a lack of controlled randomized studies of this drug on female alopecia. Finasteride is another option, but it's more controversial. Hair transplant is a last resort option. ...Read more
I am suffering from alopecia. Have developed bald spots on my beard one spot on my head and one on my chest. Kindly suggest medication?
No: There are multiple reasons for hair loss, from trauma, hair follicle trauma, stress, hormone changes, infection, etc. Androgenic alopecia usually starts slowly with typical patterns of hair loss. Not weird balding spots. Recommend consultation with a hair transplant surgeon. Your hair loss could be temporary, reversable and/or treatable. ...Read more
I have alopecia. I have had a bald spot for over a year that was treated with cortisone shots with no results. Will hair regrow or not after this long?
Alopecia: There is really no measures to say who will respond to treatment in what time period. There are other treatment options you might want to discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more
I can actually see a bald spot on my head, does that mean I am suffering from androgenic alopecia?
Alopecia areata: This is likely to be the cause of a single bald spot. Get someone in the family to look at it and see if there are any single hairs in the bald area that look like the traditional appearance of an exclamation mark---broad top and narrow at growth point. That isdiagnostic. Trouble is, noone knows cause. ...Read more
Bald spot in hair size of a nickel for two years hasn't got bigger or smaller slick bald! Alopecia? Lupus
I had smooth bald spot and new hair grew back, would that be alopecia areata? Now crown and sides are really thin you can see my scalp clearly. Y?
Recently developed a bald spot on my head. My barber believes it could be alopecia areata. How would I go about this to confirm and treat it? Should I consult a dermatologist?
Yes: A dermatologist would be the right specialist to help you, good luck ...Read more
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
A few weeks ago I had a large pimple in my scalp. Today I noticed a bald spot there. Is it related? Or alopecia or ringworm?
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
I was 15 when I had a bald smooth spot ehich now all grown back. Now thinning all over my head. I'm 25 female and it's been thinning for years.
Sounds like u had AA: Alopecia Areata can spontaneously regrow hair but if you are now noticing thinning all over I would go in to see a derm. We always worry about thyroid and iron deficiency, but AA can also be more extensive. Find a dermatologist and get some answers, they will likely order blood work and may consider a biopsy ...Read more
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
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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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
Yes: Can be traumatic alopecia from injury to hair follicles. Usually transient. ...Read more
Got a braid/sewin in two years go and my hair fallout completely bald in one spot what should I do? It won't grow back.
What could cause a 26-year-old male to develope a complete bald spot the size of an us dollar coin. Also, is it something that could be treated?
Sudden bald spots: Sudden round bald spots could be an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata. These spots are the result of your immune system mistakenly fighting against hair follicles. A dermatologist may inject steroid or prescribe steroid creams to help reduce inflammation and allow the hair to grow back. ...Read more
Hair on top of my head was plucked during haircut, leaving bald/thin spot. How long and what should I do to take care of my hair for it to grow back?
It will grow back: All by itself. Hair which is pulled out by the root will eventually grow back. In fact, there are many invisible hair follicles immediately adjacent to the pulled out hair which may start growing even before the pulled hair grows back. You should return to normal in a few weeks without doing anything special. Find another barber, tho'! ...Read more