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What are some causes of bald patches in beard?

What are some causes of bald patches in beard?

Bald patches: Bald isolated patches in the beard area may sometimes be related to fungal infiltration of the skin. ...Read more

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 developed a bald patch on my beard on the upper lip. It does not itch and the skin is not discoloured. What can be the causes and therapy?

I have developed a bald patch on my beard on the upper lip. It does not itch and the skin is not discoloured. What can be the causes and therapy?

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches. Treatment is with topical cortisone or cortisone shots injected into the area of hair loss. This condition may be associated with thyroid disease and or anemia. ...Read more

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I have bald patches on my beard?

I have bald patches on my beard?

"Areata Barbae": Is a known dermatological condition!!!

For further diagnosis/treatment an evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist is recommended!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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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I have a bald patches in my beard, how can I get rid of it?

I have a bald patches in my beard, how can I get rid of it?

Alopecia Areata.: See your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. With the description above most likely your diagnosis is alopecia areata which cannot be cured; however, it can be treated and hair can grow back. I treatment options for alopecia areata include:corticosteroids:injection locally to the bald patch in the beard, Minoxidil, vitamins and stress reduction. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata due to hyperthyroidism due to which I have bald patches on my beard. I am on neomercazole now. How can I regain my hair??

I have alopecia areata due to hyperthyroidism due to which I have bald patches on my beard. I am on neomercazole now. How can I regain my hair??

See a dermatologist: A. Areata is not caused by thyroid disease. It is an autoimmune disorder. People with 1 autoimmune disease are at increased risk for another. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. Treatment of each problem is specific and separate. ...Read more

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Hi. I have small patches of bald spots in my beard area. I have received steroid injection in these places and my thyroid test are ok. Please advice.

Hi. I have small patches of bald spots in my beard area. I have received steroid injection in these places and my thyroid test are ok. Please advice.

Alopecia areata: Localized alopecia areata does respond well to kenalog (triamcinolone) injections into the areas of hair loss. These are usually done once a month until all the hair regrows. Thyroid antibodies and parietal cell antibodies need to be in addition to thyroid functions. This is done not because thyroid issues cause alopecia areata, but because they can occur together and we don't want to miss thyroid problems. ...Read more

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I have bald areas in my beard growth?

I have bald areas in my beard growth?

Unclear: It is more common than people may think to have bald areas in beard growth. You may want to consult a doctor for remedies to help fill in the bald spots if possible. ...Read more

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There is baldness in my beard in neck side. It's spreading. How to cure?

There is baldness in my beard in neck side. It's spreading. How to cure?

Alopecia areata: Completely bald areas on scalp or beard could be due to stress reaction. Should get checked by a doctor to see if there is an infection or vitamin deficiency. There should be treatment for the bald spot. ...Read more

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My question is about bald spots. I have been having these 2 bald spots for years without any development and at the time I did not get treated for it. But the thing is I also have a bald spot in my beard and I feel really bad about it and I really want to

Alopecia areata: Localized loss of hair like this is called "alopecia areata." It's caused by damage to the hair follicle itself. There are several causes, including traction (pulling), heredity (especially with patchy beard growth), infection (fungal generally) and autoimmune (in which the body itself attacks them). Please consult with a dermatologist regarding diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Skin cancer I'm 27 year's old bald guy and my beard has started to falling down, is it cancerous? How to know if person has skin cancer?

Skin cancer I'm 27 year's old bald guy and my beard has started to falling down, is it cancerous? How to know if person has skin cancer?

Hair: Hair loss is not typically a sign of cancer. Some medicines that are administered to treat cancer can cause hair to fall out.
Things that can cause hair to fall out are genetics, malnutrition, stress, vitamin deficiency, hormonal imbalance, thyroid or lupus diseases.
See your doctor to investigate why you are losing hair from your beard. ...Read more

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I am having a bald spot on beard. Is this mean I do have alopecia areata. And also my hair loss have started.?

May be a few things: A bald spot on the beard could be alopecia areata (aa). However, there can be many other causes. I would see a dermatologist to have it checked out. They will be able to tell you easily what is causing the baldness. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have what I believe to be some type of skin irritation or infection that's causing baldness in certain areas of my scalp & inflammation to my beard area that's causing puss to squeeze out through pours of my skin & if not still have smell of infct?

2 infections: Infection causing the bald patches is usually fungal. The malodorous infection of the beard is probably a distinct bacterial infection that may or may not originate within the hair follicles. Both are treatable. Would discuss with you primary physician or visit a nearby urgent care center ...Read more

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After left foot fracture 6 months ago, I developed concomitant hair loss patch in my beard and calf, both left sided. No itching or scales or redness?

After left foot fracture 6 months ago, I developed concomitant hair loss patch in my beard and calf, both left sided. No itching or scales or redness?

Telogen effluvium.: That description sounds like telogen effluvium. In this, hair follicles in specific locations get stunned, if you will, by some sort of stressor - physical (such as a fracture), emotional, mental, nutritional, surgical. The follicles seem to eject their hairs in these areas, creating nearly circular bald patches. Takes a really long time, but the hairs do eventually return. ...Read more

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I Just noticed I have a bald patch spot under my chin. Quarter size. Hair isn't growing there. What is cause or why?

I Just noticed I have a bald patch spot under my chin. Quarter size. Hair isn't growing there. What is cause or why?

Hair loss: This is likely slope is areata. It is an autoimmune condition where your immune systemcatfacks the hair follicles causing temporary hair loss. It will resolve in its own but may take several months to a couple of years and may get worse before it gets better. Often stress is a cause. To help it grow back faster, see a dermatologist for topical and/or steroid injections. Try to reduce stress also. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old daughter suddenly has a bald patch on the back of her head. What would cause this? She is a normal healthy girl.

My 10 yr old daughter suddenly has a bald patch on the back of her head. What would cause this? She is a normal healthy girl.

The: The six main causes of patchy hair loss in an otherwise healthy child are:
1.) tinea capitus - which is ringworm on the scalp. It looks like scaly patched of hairloss, sometimes with black dots on the scalp. It's caused by a fungal infection and is treated by an oral anti-fungal medication called griseofulvin.
2.) alopecia areata - which is an area of hair loss thought to be caused by an immune reaction. The body mistakenly takes a hair follicle as a foreign object and fights it causing loss of hair in that area. 5% of people with this will progress to alopecia totalis which is loss of all the hair on the scalp. There is no cure, but treatment with steroids can help.
3.) trichotillomania - which is caused by picking or pulling the hair out in a specific area. It is usually caused by stress and improves with counseling.
4.) vitamin deficiency - less common since most kids in the us have a balanced diet. Zinc, biotin and iron deficiency can cause hair loss - more likely overall than patchy.
5.) telogen effluvium - a stressor such as a high fever, surgery, death of a loved one, or other stress can cause an interruption of the hair cycle and shedding all at once. Once the stressor goes away, the hair usually grows back normally.
6.) endocrine problems - such as low thyroid hormone which can cause thinning hair.

You should contact your child's doctor and have her examined. Her doctor may be able to diagnose why she is losing her hair and how to treat it. ...Read more

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I have a 8 yr old son and he has white patches in his face and he also has bald spots in his head I want to know if it is very serious? And why?

I have a 8 yr old son and he has white patches in his face and he also has bald spots in his head I want to know if it is very serious? And why?

See a dermatologist: Difficult to tell without an exam. Bald spots on scalp can be caused by alopecia areata (condition where immune system attacks hair follicles), fungal infection of scalp, even child pulling out hair, many causes. White patches could be vitiligo (also autoimmune like alopecia areata-two conditions sometimes run together), a form of eczema, called pityriasis alba or a rash like seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Bald spot caused by hashimotos it's been 5 years since, thyroid levels are normal, but I feel like the patch might be spreading. What to do?

Alopecia: It may not be the hashimotos per se. Autoimmune thyroid disease is associated with other autoimmune diseases, and the skin/scalp can be affected. Stress can certainly do this too. Suggest seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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