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What Causes Random Bald Spots
Dandruff shampoo: In a baby with cradle cap, don't be afraid to shampoo the hair with a dandruff shampoo such as selsun blue, and use a brush to brush out the flakes and scales from the soft spot. You can hurt the baby that way! After they are gone, and with continued shampoo, the scalp will be healthy again and hair will start growing. ...Read more
Alopecia areata: Alopecia aerata can cause smooth bald spots on the head. This is an inflammation which cause the hair to stop growing underneath the skin. This can occur after an emotional upset and is treatable with small injections of dilute cortisone to stimulate hair growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am loosing so much hair I have bald spots, I do use a flat iron on my hair everyday can this be the cause and what can I do?
See a dermatologist: Hair loss, especially defined areas of bald spots requires expert evaluation. Round patches of hair loss may be alopecia areata (where the body is attacking the hair follicles leading to hair loss). Other lab studies may be needed including: thyroid studies, rulling out anemia and lupus. Bottom line, you need a medical evaluation. ...Read more
I'm losing hair in the front part of my head I noticed two bald spots what is this caused by please help I'm really scared?
My babygirl is born with bald spots on both sides of her forehead will her hair grow on this spots? Am worried cause her daddy has the same bald spots
Does crying too much causes a 6 year old to have bald spots throughout her scalp, if its not ringworm, what could it be?
Wood 40000 mcg of biotin increase hair growth or cause any medical problems. I am 68 black female, no bald spots. Exercise, lift weights, perfect CMP?
NO: Throw away this useless SCAM and spend your money on something useful or fun. ...Read more
Can hair transplant for bald spots cause cancer? What are the safest ways to treat bald spots on the head with your own hair without side effects/harm?
Absolutely no chance: There has never been a single report of any type of cancer (skin or otherwise) associated with or thought to be caused by hair transplants. Since transplants involve surgery, the same "side effects" occur as do with ANY type of surgery, ie, bleeding, pain, risk of infection and anticipated scarring....There is simply no way to avoid them. The degree of risk varies due to many factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suddenly, my armpit hair and leg hair is growing in very patchy. Like, bald spots. But all of my thyroid bloodwork came back normal. Possible causes?
It depends/ nonspec.: This seems like a nonspecific sign. It might depend on what products, if any, you might use to groom those areas. For example, if waxing or heat grooming instruments are used, the roots might be removed and the hair may take real long to or may never grow back. Stress might also be a reason, as might your gastroenteritis. If it gets worse, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Alopecia areata: Look at the bald spots and see if there are some hairs that look like a printed exclamation mark (i.e. Broad at the trop and narrow at the root). This is typical of alopecia areata for which there is no explanation. It might be related to diet because I have found it to be related in some kids. ...Read more
Not "normal": Hi. What you describe sounds like alopecia areata, patchy bald spots of autoimmune etiology. While it's not "normal", it will do him no harm, other than the fact that teenagers are not very nice people, and the a-holes in his class may belittle him for being different. And Texas has no shortage of unkind people. Support him. Support, love, and nurture him...he'll be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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