Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair loss is one of the most common disorders among men and women. This condition is often caused by an autoimmune disorder and is not a contagious disease. Although when people catch a contagious disease, it can lead to hair loss. For example, if you catch a fungus that can cause ringworm, this type of fungus can grow on your scalp and if left untreated the ringworm on your scalp can lead to hair loss.

If you experience hair loss, make sure to have them checked out by the best dermatologist in East New York to prevent further hair loss. Contact Doral Health and Wellness Dermatology Center immediately and talk to our specialists.

Hair loss can be temporary, or sometimes, permanent. It can also be a result of hormonal changes, medical conditions, or a natural part of aging. If your condition is hereditary, it could lead to baldness. Other medical conditions can also lead to hair loss, such as alopecia areata or psoriasis. Canter treatment can also cause hair loss.

It is also important to note though, that it is normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day. This is due to your body continually growing new hair and shedding the old ones. If your hairline is receding, or if you start to have a bald spot, this could be some of an early sign of hair loss. Signs of hair loss can come in many ways, and these may include:

  • Gradual thinning of your hair
  • A bald spot that can grow slowly
  • A receding hairline that becomes more visible every year
  • Widening part

You might have hair loss for months or years and not notice because hair loss can happen gradually.

Hair loss also doesn’t just affect the scalp. It can also develop elsewhere in your body. Alopecia areata is a disease that can cause you to shed hair anywhere on your body where hair grows. Although alopecia generally makes you lose hair on your scalp, it can also cause you to shed hairs on your:

  • Eyebrows
  • Nose hairs
  • Eyelashes
  • Beards
  • Pubic hair

Aside from shedding hair being the general symptom of hair loss, there are other signs and symptoms that go along with it, and can include:

  • Redness and swelling – this can be caused by a condition called folliculitis decalvans
  • A burning and stinging sensation – this is more common to people who have alopecia areata
  • Itching, burning, and tenderness on the area where you have hair loss – if this happens, it’s possible that you have an infection
  • Scaly bald patches with sores or blisters that have pus – this usually means that you have a fungal infection

These signs can develop depending on the cause of your hair loss.

At Doral Health and Wellness Dermatology Center, we have the best dermatologists that can help you take care of and treat your skin problems. As dermatology experts in East New York, we are dedicated in providing the best services. You can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, to schedule an appointment. You can also call us at 1-347-384-5690 or visit our website at

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