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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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Hi. I have small patches of bald spots in my beard area. I have received steroid injection in these places and my thyroid test are ok. Please advice.

Hi. I have small patches of bald spots in my beard area. I have received steroid injection in these places and my thyroid test are ok. Please advice.

Alopecia areata: Localized alopecia areata does respond well to kenalog (triamcinolone) injections into the areas of hair loss. These are usually done once a month until all the hair regrows. Thyroid antibodies and parietal cell antibodies need to be in addition to thyroid functions. This is done not because thyroid issues cause alopecia areata, but because they can occur together and we don't want to miss thyroid problems. ...Read more

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My question is about bald spots. I have been having these 2 bald spots for years without any development and at the time I did not get treated for it. But the thing is I also have a bald spot in my beard and I feel really bad about it and I really want to

My question is about bald spots. I have been having these 2 bald spots for years without any development and at the time I did not get treated for it. But the thing is I also have a bald spot in my beard and I feel really bad about it and I really want to

Alopecia areata: Localized loss of hair like this is called "alopecia areata." It's caused by damage to the hair follicle itself. There are several causes, including traction (pulling), heredity (especially with patchy beard growth), infection (fungal generally) and autoimmune (in which the body itself attacks them). Please consult with a dermatologist regarding diagnosis & treatment. ...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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I'm 18, almost done with my first year of college. Since coming here I have been having urinary issues and bald spots developing on my face.

I'm 18, almost done with my first year of college. Since coming here I have been having urinary issues and bald spots developing on my face.

See a doctor: I'm afraid your description of your symptoms are vague and even if they were more specific, no one could help you online. You should see a primary care doctor so you can be properly examined and treated. ...Read more

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Is there a conncection between rett syndrome and bald spots?

Is there a conncection between rett syndrome and bald spots?

Nice question: Rhett's syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder peculiar to girls. Odd & purposeless hand motions such as excessive rubbing can lead to focal areas of hair loss. Trichtillomania (neurotic pulling out hair) requires purposeful fine motor coordinated action to pull hair. So rubbing is the way a rett child would lose hair patches. ...Read more

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What is the right medication for bald spots forming on your head?

What is the right medication for bald spots forming on your head?

Options: Hair loss is multi-factorial: genetics, stress, hormone problems, thyroid problems, mental illness, male pattern baldness, trauma, etc.
The most common pattern that I see in my practice revolves around the genetic component. Review by surgeons who offer hair transplantation is recommended. Multiple options. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bald spots at the ripe age of 16, is there any way to deter further balding?

No good answer.: Some said rogaine (minoxidil) might slow it down, but the use of it is messy and you are very young still. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bald spots?

Rogaine, (minoxidil) Propecia: These two are the most commonly recommended by dermatologists. They may 'improved' the appearance, but unlikely would 'get rid of' baldness. ...Read more

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How can I grow hair in bald spots?

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 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 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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What does honey help to do on bald spots of the head?

What does honey help to do on bald spots of the head?

Why: Would putting sugar on your skin help with hair growth? 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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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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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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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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