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Doctor insights on: Will My Hair Regrow In The Spots I Had Severe Infections In

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....

How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....

RELAX: A small spot on the leg is common. Do you shave your legs? Wash in shower every day. If it becomes rapidly worse, see a DR. Most likely = folliculitis. Bacitracin and bandaid will make it worse. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause sore spots on head?

Can sinus infection cause sore spots on head?

Unlikeli: Sinus infection can cause headache and tooth like pain. Sometimes it can cause discharge from eyes and pressure in ears. But skin infection on the scalp is unrelated unless transferred by dirty hands (nose picking and scalp scratching. ..)! wash your hands when blowing nose or touching your eyes and face always! ...Read more

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Is how do yeast infections look because my penis been hurt well the head and I looked and there's white slimy stuff on it with red spots underneath?

Is how do yeast infections look because my penis been hurt well the head and I looked and there's white slimy stuff on it with red spots underneath?

Can't diagnose: With the info available. Do not know if this is yeast without getting more history and visualizing. But is your penis is inflammed and painful - do recommend assessment. You can start with your PCM. Take care. ...Read more

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Is how do yeast infections look because my penis been hurt well the head and I looked and there's white slimy stuff on it with red spots when it comes?

Is how do yeast infections look because my penis been hurt well the head and I looked and there's white slimy stuff on it with red spots when it comes?

Male yeast infection: Usually only non-circumcised men get yeast infections under the foreskin. Pulling back the foreskin will show some "white slimy stuff" which can be yeast. If this continues, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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My 2month baby having cold and cough infection from 7 days and now she is passing little clot of blood with mucus and can see red spot all over fore head is this worried full but here no one giving her medicine could you give me guidance.?

My 2month baby having cold and cough infection from 7 days and now she is passing little clot of blood with mucus and can see red spot all over fore head is this worried full but here no one giving her medicine could you give me guidance.?

Need more info: What you describe sounds like she is coughing so hard that she has what is called "peticheae" (tiny bleeds into skin) on her forehead. It needs to be evaluated by your doctor right away. Pertussis infection comes to mind, which would be concerning at her age. Seek medical attention and/or go to er. If she is breathing heavy, is not feeding well or "looks sick" you should go to er tonight. ...Read more

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Can off and on severe itch be a result of pulled/broken hair. It comes when skin is stretched at those two spots on my leg?

Can off and on severe itch be a result of pulled/broken hair. It comes when skin is stretched at those two spots on my leg?

Not exactly: If you took a scissors and cut the hair, it wouldn't itch. Itching is a skin or lower issue. The pulling of hair if it pulls on the skin might. Some people get hives/histamine release from skin being rubbed/pulled irritated (anti-histamines help). Some feel itching instead of other sensations in the skin (nerve pills help).
cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more

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What is the best way to grow back hair in previously bald spots?

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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Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

No: It won't help in any way. You didn't really believe this, did you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...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?

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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Can stress & anxiety cause hair loss in areas all over your body? Some areas are small spots other areas are fairly large- does it also slow regrowth?

Can stress & anxiety cause hair loss in areas all over your body? Some areas are small spots other areas are fairly large- does it also slow regrowth?

Possibly: Alopecia areata or patchy hair loss has anxiety as one of the triggers. Definitely would consult a dermatologist and look at any other causes-- i.e. Hypothyroidism, other medications, other medical causes. ...Read more

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I scratch my head a lot, now I have bald SPOTS on my head about the size of a nickel how can I make my hair grow back?

I scratch my head a lot, now I have bald SPOTS on my head about the size of a nickel how can I make my hair grow back?

Try Rogaine (minoxidil): Plus 3x/week use Head and shoulders shampoo: leave on 5-7 minutes then rinse off. I would suggest a dermatology consultation to rule out a fungal scalp infection. ...Read more

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What should I remove and add on my diet in order to make my hair grow back faster after having bald spots from Alopecia Areata?

What should I remove and add on my diet in order to make my hair grow back faster after having bald spots from Alopecia Areata?

Wishful thinking: I don't believe there is any diet or supplement which would help your hair loss. Consult a dermatologist to see if there is something he can do to restore your hair loss and perhaps even finding the cause for it. ...Read more

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Is it someway possible to regrow hair on bald spots at home without using any medicine or surgery? Do massaging or various oils work?

Is it someway possible to regrow hair on bald spots at home without using any medicine or surgery? Do massaging or various oils work?

No: Forget the massaging and magic potions. You're eighteen, and if you've lost patches of hair, you either have telogen effluvium or alopecia areata. The one self-cures, the other is basically untreatable. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Extensions put in hair with needles... Which left me with bald spots n severe open sores scabs n pus now I awaiting from swab taken from dr. Office. .. I want to know how serious this could be?

Infection: Pus is usually a sign of a staph or strep infection in the skin, although not always. The sample was taken to determine what antibiotics the micro-organisms will be most sensitive to so you will be given the most effective medicine to target the infection. Depending on the extent of the infection, after starting the antibiotics, your scalp will probably clear up in two to four weeks. ...Read more

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When hair falls out with little bulbs (follicles?) at the end does it mean the hair on that spot won't grow back anymore?

When hair falls out with little bulbs (follicles?) at the end does it mean the hair on that spot won't grow back anymore?

YES: Loss of the follicle means loss of that hair.....more hair, however will (in most cases) grow back (unless a part of male pattern baldness or alopecia (hair loosing diseases) ...Read more

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How can I get my hair to grow back? When I was young I bust my head on the ground and it was a big knot then I lost hair in the spot I hit my head

How can I get my hair to grow back? When I was young I bust my head on the ground and it was a big knot then I lost hair in the spot I hit my head

Dunno but...: You should have a dermatologist take a careful look and he may want to take a biopsy to examine your tissues under a microscope. He may want to inject your scalp with a steroid depending on the findings. You will proceed from there. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could regrow hair on my bald spot?

There is no cure: Baldness in patches, which is not in the typical male pattern, is usually alopecia areata., hair pulling and fungal infection also cause bald patches. Alopecia areata occurs in about 3% of people & affects men/ women equally-- ages of 5-40 years. The cause is not known.
There is no cure. .. A dermatologist may prescribe re-growth: Corticosteroids: suppresses the immune system. Or
Minoxidil. ...Read more

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I noticed a spot on the back of the head of my 14 years old son without hair round about 1 CM should I waitfor the hair to grow back by itself?

No, check it out.: This may be a fungal infection, such as ringworm, or a different type of scalp infection. It may also be idiopathic - a symptom with no obvious cause. In any case it should be looked at by your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Got a braid/sewin in two years go and my hair fallout completely bald in one spot what should I do? It won't grow back.

Got a braid/sewin in two years go and my hair fallout completely bald in one spot what should I do? It won't grow back.

Get checked: Alopecia and bald spots can sometimes be due to the tension/braid. Sometimes physicians will check for infections or other causes. Perhaps your doctor can evaluate you for this and possibly prescribe minoxidil. Good luck ...Read more

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Hair on top of my head was plucked during haircut, leaving bald/thin spot. How long and what should I do to take care of my hair for it to grow back?

Hair on top of my head was plucked during haircut, leaving bald/thin spot. How long and what should I do to take care of my hair for it to grow back?

It will grow back: All by itself. Hair which is pulled out by the root will eventually grow back. In fact, there are many invisible hair follicles immediately adjacent to the pulled out hair which may start growing even before the pulled hair grows back. You should return to normal in a few weeks without doing anything special. Find another barber, tho'! ...Read more

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Besides surgery, what is the best way to regrow hair on a bald spot?

Besides surgery, what is the best way to regrow hair on a bald spot?

Only way: Unfortunately - the only way to improve an actually bald spot- is to undergo hair restoration surgery. ...Read more

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Can a severe infection cause hair loss?

Yes.: Hair "turns over" (sheds and regrows) faster than anything else in the body; so anything, especially a severe infection, can cause that turnover to accelerate. It's called a "telogen effluvium", and your hair will regrow once the infection is treated successfully. But it will take awhile, usually weeks to months. ...Read more