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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 painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. We cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...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

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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?

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 more

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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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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

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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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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 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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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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Does crying too much causes a 6 year old to have bald spots throughout her scalp, if its not ringworm, what could it be?

Does crying too much causes a 6 year old to have bald spots throughout her scalp, if its not ringworm, what could it be?

Consider evaluation: Consider having your child check for thyroid deficiency, and routine blood work. Additionally, depending on where you live and what risk factor your child may have, a heavy metal screen may be warranted. Child's crying is unlikely to be related to the hair issue ...Read more

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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

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Thinning hair last several years all around, no bald spots plus no arm or leg hair. Hair loss does not run on either side. Anemia or mineral def?

Possibilities....: Some common reasons for thinning hair in your age group include thyroid disease, especially hypothyroidism, as well as post menopausal. See your family doctor for evaluation. Blood tests can be done to assess your thyroid gland. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bald spots?

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

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Why do I suddenly have bald spots in my mustache?

Alopecia areata?: Get to a dermatologist for evaluation, that is unusual. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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