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Sudden Bald Spot
?alopecia areata: A single bald spot on the head or scalp, may indicate an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata, or sometimes it could be due to a fungal infection, or other infectious causes. See a dermatologist. These are not usually related to illicit drug use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no cure: Baldness in patches, which is not in the typical male pattern, is usually alopecia areata. , hair pulling and fungal infection also cause bald patches.Alopecia areata occurs in about 3% of people & affects men/ women equally-- ages of 5-40 years. The cause is not known. There is no cure ... A dermatologist may prescribe re-growth: Corticosteroids: suppresses the immune system. or Minoxidil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bald spot that grew out after 2 weeks. Now hair started thinning all over for many years and still is. Short hair are coming in but fall when 2 inches?
Telogen Effluvium: In a person with telogen effluvium, some body change or shock pushes more hairs into the telogen phase. Typically in this condition, about 30% of the hairs stop growing and go into the resting phase before falling out. So if you have telogen effluvium, you may lose an average of 300 hairs a day instead of 100. B12 shots once a month helps this condition. ...Read more
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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