Why hair is vanishing from right side of my forehead?
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Hair loss if females
Hair loss in females is a complex problem requiring particular expertise by the physician who understands this issue. See below for details
Hair loss from right side of head
It is impossible for anybody to know what is going on with your area of hair loss without at least the benefit of some high resolution images. Nothing is as good as an in person up close examination to include dermoscopy, hair check measurements, a good history and physical examination. Possibilities for focal hair loss include fungal, traction, alopecia areata, and trichotillomania.
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Bernardino A Arocha, MD
Localized hair loss
You need to be seen by a hair specialist. Genetic hair loss, stress, thyroid problems do cause hair loss but they usually cause hair loss in different patterns than what you have described.
It would be unusual if that's what you have.
You have a picture of "localized" one sided hair loss. These causes include traction alopecia, alopecia areata, fungal, trichotillomania and others, including autoimmune and scarring alopecias.
Please see a dermatologist if not improving.
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Acute hair loss
Stress could definitely be a contributing factor with timing of your hair loss. Stress can also be GOOD stress such as marriage. If it is only stress, this should regrow and clinically studied products are available to speed up the process. Genetics and thyroid disorders can also be a factor. As a family physician specializing in hair, we have the ability to order and interpret your labs, offer an opinion on the cause (face-to-face consult), and offer such products. See someone and get some answers.
Hair loss can be caused by multiple factors...the most obvious one is genetic. But stress, thyroid disease, etc. can also be contributing factors. For example, a thyroid disorder can make hair brittle which can cause it to fall out. Have you had your thyroid hormones checked? Do any females in your family have hair loss as you describe? Vitamin deficiency is also another reason for hair thinning. Do you take a multi-vitamin? I recommend that all women of childbearing age take a Prenatal Multi-vitamin. If you want to further strengthen your hair, Biotin supplements are good. I hope that helps.
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