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Could a hit on the head cause hair loss/damage, and if so, would it be one spot or spread around?

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Dr. Alvin Wells
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Hair loss

An injury to the head per se will not cause hair loss unless the hair follicles are damaged such as through a cut or a "rip" of the scalp.
In those cases, it would be at the site of injury. If you have significant hair loss, I recommend seeing a dermatologist or rheumatologist.

In brief: Hair loss

An injury to the head per se will not cause hair loss unless the hair follicles are damaged such as through a cut or a "rip" of the scalp.
In those cases, it would be at the site of injury. If you have significant hair loss, I recommend seeing a dermatologist or rheumatologist.
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