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What causes random bald spots?

What causes random bald spots?

Nobody knows.: The cause of alopecia areata is unknown. But a dermatologist can inject a steroid solution into the spots to make the hair grow back faster. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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What could cause bald spots in hair?

What could cause bald spots in hair?

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 more

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How do I treat bald spots caused by cradle cap?

How do I treat bald spots caused by cradle cap?

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

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What could cause bald spots in facial hair?

Fungus: One can contract a skin fungal infection that will cause loss of skin color and occasionally hair. It is usually circular and grows slowly. It can be treated with oral medicines and lotions. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Why does my scalp get scabs and cause bald spots?

Why does my scalp get scabs and cause bald spots?

Scalps-n-scabs: There are as many causes for scabs in the scalp as there are people that have scalps. This is an important problem because sometimes these lesions can result in hair loss which is permanent. See you dermatologist immediately and get this figured out. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Female Hair Loss: There are multiple causes of this from too much traction due to hairdos to autoimmune diseases. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a timely diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

Hair should grow in: Bald spots in infants just born are very common, and over time, the hair should grow in. Despite the father with bald spots in a similar distribution, any typical thinning of hair in a female would not happen until much later in life. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more