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Could a localized fungal infection be causing hair loss?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A localized fungal infection can attack the hair fiollicles and cause a patchy hair loss.
See your family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Yes

A localized fungal infection can attack the hair fiollicles and cause a patchy hair loss.
See your family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A fungal infection in a hair-bearing area can impair hair growth.
This can be permanent.

In brief: Yes

A fungal infection in a hair-bearing area can impair hair growth.
This can be permanent.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Seek the evaluation of a dermatologist who can diagnose and treat the fungal infection or provide you with other possible causes.

In brief: Yes

Seek the evaluation of a dermatologist who can diagnose and treat the fungal infection or provide you with other possible causes.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Many metabolic cause

Hair loss can be a sign of stress, hormone imbalance such as too little thyroid hormone, a side effect of general anesthesia, drug reaction, response to sepsis and high fever, and genetic tendency.
There is also idiopathi or known cause for hair loss. A complete workup is very important before any treatment plans are made.

In brief: Many metabolic cause

Hair loss can be a sign of stress, hormone imbalance such as too little thyroid hormone, a side effect of general anesthesia, drug reaction, response to sepsis and high fever, and genetic tendency.
There is also idiopathi or known cause for hair loss. A complete workup is very important before any treatment plans are made.
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
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