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What could cause bald spots in facial hair?

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

Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...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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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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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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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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Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, I took chantix for about 4-6 weeks. 4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, I noticed a bald spot in my facial hair. Then another. Then on the back of my head (not in a normal

Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, I took chantix for about 4-6 weeks. 4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, I noticed a bald spot in my facial hair. Then another. Then on the back of my head (not in a normal

Chantix and Alopecia: Not proven, but her are some interesting data that hint at it.
Could Chantix cause hair loss? - ehealthme
could Chantix cause hair loss? We studied 60, 675 Chantix users from fda. Among them, 184 have hair loss. See who they are, when they have it and more
www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/chantix/hair+loss. ...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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What is the best way to grow back hair in previously bald spots?

If you don't respond: Sufficiently to Propecia or rogaine, (minoxidil) the only other answer is a hair transplant procedure. ...Read more

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Circle white bald spots on your head with no hair growth?

Circle white bald spots on your head with no hair growth?

Alopecia: It seems like you might have alopecia areata which is a disorder where the immune system destroys the hairs. It can often be successfully treated by your dermatologist. They will also want to check to be sure that no other autoantibodies exist in your body. Go see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My hair falls a lot (but there are no bald spots) and its really damaged. What should I do?

My hair falls a lot (but there are no bald spots) and its really damaged. What should I do?

See Dermatologist: You should first see a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you, get blood tests if needed and advise you. ...Read more

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Age:14, my hair falls out. Not in clumps and I don't have any bald spots. I straighten my hair once a week at 410° degrees. Help!?

Age:14, my hair falls out. Not in clumps and I don't have any bald spots. I straighten my hair once a week at 410° degrees. Help!?

Broken hair: Stop straightening your hair. It is not falling out. It is breaking off. It will grow out at 1 cm per month. Why do girls with straight hair use curlers? They envy you. ...Read more

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When younger use to pull hair out and create bald spots. Now if I don't wear it up I find myself playin w/it and tugging on it sometimes pullin it out?

When younger use to pull hair out and create bald spots. Now if I don't wear it up I find myself playin w/it and tugging on it sometimes pullin it out?

Hair pulling: Trichotillomania is classified as impulse control disorder. It may be triggered by depression or stress, is chronic & difficult to treat. Behavior modification is used for tx, thru habit reversal training. Also biofeedback & hypnosis have been tried. Some medications such as Anafranil (clomipramine) & acetylcysteine have been used with mixed results. ...Read more

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I am 18 and have two bald spots. I've never dyed my hair or anything like that, could stress be causing it?

Alopecia areata: Fungal infection of the scalp in adults is not terribly common. Based on your description this is likely alopecia areata. Stress if described in many patients with this problem. The exact cause, however, is not really clear. See a dermatologist to evaluate this. Often it resolves on its own but sometimes treatment is necessary to help it along. ...Read more

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Why do I have bald spots? I'm a 24 year old polynesian girls. Naturally we have long and very thick hair...Atleast I used too. I have a lot of bald spots and my hair is thinning by a lot. Its kinda scary.... What could I do to regain my hair?

Why do I have bald spots? I'm a 24 year old polynesian girls. Naturally we have long and very thick hair...Atleast I used too. I have a lot of bald spots and my hair is thinning by a lot. Its kinda scary.... What could I do to regain my hair?

This: This is hard to answer without a clinical exam so I would see a dermatologist. Is it possible you have alopecia areata or hair thinning due to relaxers/chemicals/hair styling? See a picture of alopecia areata and treatment options at the link below. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I grow hair in bald spots?

Bald spots: It is important to determine the cause of the bald spots and treat that problem first. For instance, if you have ringworm infection causing bald spots, it is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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What to do if I have bald spots in my hair! Help!!!?

What to do if I have bald spots in my hair! Help!!!?

Bald spots: It is important to determine the cause of the bald spots and treat that problem first. For instance, if you have ringworm infection causing bald spots, it is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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How can I grow hair on bald spots by tichotillomania?

How can I grow hair on bald spots by tichotillomania?

Trichotillomania: Seek Psychological help for the triggers that make you pull out your hair. No point in treating if you are going to pull out your hair again. Psychotherapy and support groups can help you control the urge to pull out your hair. There are some over the counter preparations like Minoxidil that may help grow hair on bald spots. Talk to your doctor to see what is right for you. ...Read more

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Will hair still grow where no bald spots are with alopecia areta?

Will hair still grow where no bald spots are with alopecia areta?

Yes.: Not sure I understand the question completely, but...

Hair often regrows in the bald spots.
Hair continues to grow normally in the spots that are not bald. ...Read more

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Is it true that applying garlic to your hair will improve its quality and it'll regrow the bald spots for ladies? If it's not what can I use instead

Garlic and hair grow: As far as I know, it does not work. Rogaine (minoxidil) is a topical agent that can be used to help with reducing balding. But if you don't use it constantly, your thinning will recur. ...Read more

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Does DHT blocker hair drop really grow back bald spots?

Not exactly.: Dht blockers (such as finasteride) will slow down or even reverse balding in men, but localized hair loss (alopecia areata) is not affected by Dht blockers. You'll need local steroid injections for that, from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How does a DHT blocker hair drop really grow back bald spots?

How does a DHT blocker hair drop really grow back bald spots?

It doesn't: Topical Dht blockers are no effective. Oral fin asteroids blocks Dht from the inside and does work on most men especially on the middle of the scalp. ...Read more

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Just noticed bald spots at start of my hair line!! Completly bald please don't tell me alopecia I may cry?

Just noticed bald spots at start of my hair line!! Completly bald please don't tell me alopecia I may cry?

A dermatologist will: Give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My 4 year old's hair is thinning in places. Not bald spots but disappearing. No clumping, not a hair puller, nor does she wear ponytails. What gives?

DIFFUSE HAIRLOSS: Children may experience a transient or prolonged period of premature shedding of the hair resulting a diffuse areas of hair loss not associated with scarring, scaliness of scalp or abnormal behavior. In some cases hair loss maybe due to an underlying medical problem. Evaluation to seek for problems related to nutrition, stress, hormones, infection / inflammation is needed. Take care. ...Read more

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I've been shedding hair & my hair became thinner over all with bald spots at some areas. I've been having some pain in the back of my head in a circle?

I've been shedding hair & my hair became thinner over all with bald spots at some areas. I've been having some pain in the back of my head in a circle?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, hair transplantation, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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