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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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I have a bald spot on the right side of my head and I was wondering what can I do to get my hair back I'm not for sure how big the spot is? Pls help

I have a bald spot on the right side of my head and I was wondering what can I do to get my hair back I'm not for sure how big the spot is? Pls help

Diagnosis first: You really have to find out what is causing it, especially because it is one isolated spot. Infection is possible, and if it is, it has to be treated. Sometimes skin biopsy is needed to make a diagnosis. Find the cause, then treat it. ...Read more

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I have a bald spot from a chemical spill on the left side of my head from when I was a baby. Now that I'm older it is kind of showing. How can I fix?

I have a bald spot from a chemical spill on the left side of my head from when I was a baby. Now that I'm older it is kind of showing. How can I fix?

You decide: You can wear a hat, style longish hair to cover it, shave the rest of your hair, decide you like it and tell everybody 'This is where I tipped over a drum of sulfuric acid' or whatever, ask a specialist about hair transplant, and/or give yourself the best gift you possibly can -- focus on fitness (95% of any guy's looks) and being a nice guy and most folks will decide the spot is 'way cool.' ...Read more

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Just found a silver dollar sized bald spot on the side of my head. I have long, thick, normal hair. Do not pick, scratch or pull my hair. Freaked out

Just found a silver dollar sized bald spot on the side of my head. I have long, thick, normal hair. Do not pick, scratch or pull my hair. Freaked out

See doctor: There could be a number of causes for this and a doctor can help with the diagnosis. Alopecia arreata and an infection are possibilities that would benefit from early treatment. ...Read more

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I am 26 and was born with a bald spot on the left side of my head I can't ever wear my hair up why are people born w this?

I am 26 and was born with a bald spot on the left side of my head I can't ever wear my hair up why are people born w this?

Unknown: The origin of these defects are poorly understood. What you describe sounds like focal temporal alopecia, where there are often tiny fuzz like hairs at the site. Other forms include a scar like base, or a skin nevus. There are no easy treatments. Plastic surgeons can place a skin expander in the area, and come back months later & remove the spot & cover it with the expanded normal scalp. ...Read more

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Bald spot at a young age which grew full in 2 weeks. Started thinning crown of head now all side of crown. Lots of new short hairs but thinner

Bald spot at a young age which grew full in 2 weeks. Started thinning crown of head now all side of crown. Lots of new short hairs but thinner

If they are: Growing in you are lucky because you will not he bald. Use a non harsh shampoo and conditioner. See a good hairdresser ...Read more

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My husband developed a small bald spot on the side of his head. The hair recently started growing back white. Does he need to see a doctor?

Alopecia areata: That is the name of the problem. It is an immunological disorder that may recur. It can be treated, often, but not always, successfully. Ask your personal physician for a referral to a dermatologist for treatment ...Read more

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Have a lump where my bald spot onmy head useto be. But I been getting a tingly crawling feeling right there but in the inside. Cause numb left side face?

Have a lump where my bald spot onmy head useto be. But I been getting a tingly crawling feeling right there but in the inside. Cause numb left side face?

Please see: Please see a dermatologist for this to be evaluated. You may need a biopsy to see what is causing the bald spot. This may or may not be related to the numbness on your face. That may be a different problem that your primary care doctor can evaluate. Please see someone this could be serious. ...Read more

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Sign of cancer or std? Sudden appearance of a bald spot. Suddenly I have bald spot on the side of my head. It's about the size of a dollar coin. I'm a 24 year old girl with a lot of hair and this was just noticed.

Hello.: Hello. This may be alopecia areata. It is a spot where hair is lost. If that is the cause, it isn't due to cancer or a sexually transmitted disease. It usually resolves on it's own. If you are worried you could always see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

Sounds like it: Alopecia areata can regrow on its own without treatment. If you are experiencing more hair loss though then I would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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What does seeing a bald spot on my head mean?

What does seeing a bald spot on my head mean?

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

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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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What product will work to regrow my bald spot on my head?

What product will work to regrow my bald spot on my head?

Minoxidil topical: If a doctor confirms that you have male pattern balness, then topical Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) which is a pill mey help. ...Read more

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I just found a small bald spot on the back of my head what could it be?

I just found a small bald spot on the back of my head what could it be?

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

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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