Hey I'm a 22 year old male college student that's growing small bald spot on my right side of the head. I had this problem back in middle school but everything grew back. I think it's just Alopecia areata since my mom had it but I was wondering if there's any soultions (It is summer after all) or should I just hold fort and wait till it grow back?
And I was wondering what are some of the causes of Alopecia Areata
Since this bald spot has been present on one side of head , so it can be due to tinea capitis or alopecia aereta. Tinea capitis is a fungal infection which can be responsible for dandruff and hair fall also. Treatment includes washing the scalp with shampoo with selenium sulfide (2.5%) or zinc pyrithione (1-2%) used 2-3 times weekly at home. Oral steroids, Griseofulvin and oral antifungals may also be required. I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist.
Regarding the causes of alopecia aereta, It is caused by an abnormality in the immune system. Biopsies of affected skin show immune cells inside of the hair follicles where they are not normally present.
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