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My mom noticed a bald spot on her head, what could it be?

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Hello my mom noticed a bald spot on her head, what could it be?
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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 3 months ago

When did it develop?

How old is she?

Did she consult doctor for it?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
She just noticed it like 30 min ago and she is 45
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No she hasn’t
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 3 months ago

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for her symptoms.
It looks like alopecia areata.
In this case, sudden local loss of hair occurs in a part of the scalp.
The cause is not definitely known.
In a few cases familial or autoimmune factor may be there.
The hair grows back in most cases without any problem.
Local steroid cream, subcutaneous injections of steroid or UV light can be prescribed.
Other common cause is a fungal infection.
In that case, treatment will be different.
But as there is no redness, fungal one is unlikely.
You can apply hydrocortisone cream.
It is available over the counter.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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Wish her healthy life.
Regards.

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