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Too little hair

Also known as Alopecia, Baldness, Hair falling out, Losing hair, Hair loss, and Balding

Hair loss or baldness (technically known as alopecia) is a loss of hair from the head or body. Baldness can refer to a general hair loss, or specific patterns associated such as with male pattern baldness. Extreme forms of alopecia areata are alopecia totalis, which involves the loss of all head hair, and the most extreme form, alopecia universalis, which involves the loss of all hair from the head and the body.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of too little hair are alopecia, fungal infection of the skin, and seborrheic dermatitis. Other possible causes, such as viral warts, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with too little hair often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), lipid panel, other therapeutic procedures, biopsy, mammography, depression screen, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue and therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with too little hair include minoxidil topical, triamcinolone topical product, finasteride (propecia), fluocinonide topical, minoxidil (rogaine), ketoconazole, salicylic acid topical, clobetasol topical, selenium sulfide topical, griseofulvin, biotin, betamethasone topical product and azelaic acid topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for too little hair include .

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.8x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
0.7x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.0x
Other
1.5x
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