Thinning of hair due to genetic, hormonal changes, medicines, radiotherapy, or stress is called hair loss. The symptoms of hair loss are receding hairline, hair on the top of the head gets thin, body hair loss, and patches of baldness.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have hair loss on my temples from wearing tight braids. The hair loss has been there for about 10 years and it has not gotten worse or anything. Is there a treatment or prescription I can try before going the hair transplant route? I am on Nuva ring for birth control. I tried Rogaine f... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is traction alopecia. It is a type of alopecia due to tight braids and hairstyles that put pressure over the roots. Unfortunately due to pressure effects scarring occur and there is no such topical cream or lotion available for regrowth of hair. You have told th... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing a patch of hair loss and it is getting bigger. I had two but the one is gone now. I am very proud of my hair and this makes me emotional. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is alopecia areata, and the patch on your backside of the scalp is ophiasis, a subtype of alopecia areata. It is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which hair loss is in the form of patches but comes back itself as you have told. Meanwhile, you can apply topica... Read Full »