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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What is the reason for dry spot on head causing baldness?

Ive had an infection on my head for the past 5 years, IT STARTED as a small spot but then its spreading and causing my hair to fall out and leaving baldness. Puss comes out of the spots and it gets really dry around the infected areas. Ive taken antibiotics and it goes but then comes back. Please let me know what this is. Thanks
Mon, 23 Dec 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

I can understand your concern for the dry spot on head causing baldness.

You have not mentioned your age, sex and occupation so that a close possibility could be made. After reading your query there can be multiple possibilities:

1. Seborrheic eczema of scalp

2. Discoid lupus erythematosus of scalp.

It need close physical examination of the scalp area to reach to the proper diagnosis. You should consult a dermatologist and take guidance so that exact diagnosis can be obtained and accordingly treatment can be given to you.

You can take vitamins in the form of biotin, calicium pantothenate and other vitamin B complexes. Multivitamin tablets contains all these essential nutrients so you can take it.

Additionally increase you protein intake on daily basis and eat sprouts. Eat a lot of green leafy vegetables and sprouts which contains vitamins and minerals necessary for normal hair function.

Take care.
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