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My cousin is 19 y/o. One day his hair started to fall out, now he has 3 bald patches on his head. What would be the best action for him to take?

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Dr. Robert Killian
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In brief: Hair Loss

This surely sounds like a fungal infection of the skin or perhaps a thyroid condition.
He needs to be seen by his family physician.

In brief: Hair Loss

This surely sounds like a fungal infection of the skin or perhaps a thyroid condition.
He needs to be seen by his family physician.
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is good advice. The other entities to consider are telogen effluvium (which will usually grow back) and alopecia areata (which is refractory to treatment).
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