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Hair loss


Self-care options include hairstyle changes, wigs, and hairpieces. Over-the-counter scalp treatments, such as minoxidil, may help men and women.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Sudden handfuls of hair are lost, resulting in patchy bald spots.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Self-esteem is affected

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