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Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology
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I noticed a small bald spot on my head yesterday morning.

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I noticed a small bald spot on my head yesterday morning. What could this be? My hair does tend to fall out when I wash it, so I've recently changed my shampoo. Is there anything I can use/do?
Hi. Sounds like alopecia great. Can you upload a pic?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hi. I'm currently at work, so uploading a pic would be awkward, especially since I sit in an open planned office space. The spot is small (about the size of the end of a thumb). The spot is not itchy and not red. It's about oval in shape, sort of in the centered with my face, but closer to my forehead than the middle of my head. The colour is just slightly off compared to the rest of my scalp.

Not a problem. Does the patch look anything like in the pictures in this link?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it does, only on a much smaller scale, and no redness.
Ok. Please check info about the condition in the link. Single patches tend to improve on their own anyway. However if you can have a steroids injection in the skin it would make the hair grow faster. you would.need to see a dermatologist for that.
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