Sudden Bald Spot On My Chin. Doh!

  • TadPohl

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    Nov 05, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    Hilarious or bothersome... haven't decided yet.
    I woke up a few days ago to find a spot on my chin. It was never there before. I used to be able to grow a full beard..... now I have a spot, the size of a quarter as smooth as a baby's butt on my chin.
    Nerded out and did a little digging. Could be Alopecia areata barbae. Anyone else have this?
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    Nov 05, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    had it before , but then on top my head
    get it looked at, its just some cream and its gone

    Alopecia Areata Barbae Causes

    "This condition occurs when outside elements hinder the growth of hair, damage follicles, or cause hair to thin. It is a condition that men mostly experience since this is of course a condition that is restricted to the beard region, that is, facial hair. Other reasons that this could be happening to you are because of:
    Conditions like lupus and diabetes can lead to hair loss.
    Eating disorders can lead to hair loss, where there is a lack of iron and protein in the body.
    Hair fall occurs when one goes through treatments like radiation therapy or chemotherapy, where hair grows back after the end of it.
    Depression
    Stress that is both mental and emotional.
    Use of drugs for arthritis, heart problems, gout and rise in blood pressure can aid in hair loss.
    Overactive / under active thyroid gland.
    Infections that take place like that caused by ringworm, can lead to hair loss, and should be treated immediately with medication that eliminate these worms.
    Alopecia Areata Barbae Treatment

    Corticosteroids is your best bet to help fight against the different forms of alopecia areata, where hair loss in the facial region can be treated using these medicines. It is injected into the bald spots just beneath the epidermis, where it duplicates the effects of hormones when released by the adrenal glands. These are given over a span of a couple of weeks until improvement has been witnessed. Unlike injected corticosteroids, another form of this (systemic) is given in pill form, but with severe side effects as part of the process. There's an alternative that can be experimented with known as topical immunomodulator and biologic therapy, which incorporates the use of drugs like topical cyclosporine, pimecrolimus and infliximab. Besides these treatment options that are surgical options on how to fix the problem, although it would be better to just remain hairless in the facial region, should the problem be restricted to this one area."

    Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/alopecia-areata-barbae.html
  • calibro

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    Nov 05, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    it means you have incurable cancer that will strike you down in 12.4 minutes. sorry, bro.
  • Kel_

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    Nov 05, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    #firstgayworldproblem
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  • monet

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    Nov 06, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    I had the same thing, probably around age 30. A small area about the size of a quarter on my chin where all the hair stopped growing. I went to the doctor and she gave my a prescription for some cream to be applied daily. It took about 6 months or a year but eventually everything went back to normal.

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    Nov 06, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    I've lost the ability to tan all around my chin, mouth, and under my nose. I look like a chimp with a tan now.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Nov 06, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    Responce to all. I had a bald patch on my scalp. My hair lady said it was a sign that my body was under stress. Diagnosed with cancer soon after. Go see your doctor.
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    Nov 06, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    The real answer to this is obvious.

    Some dude faked an orgasm and used Nair to simulate cum.
  • TadPohl

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    Nov 08, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
    Cool! If it was NAIR then I have nothing to be worried about, right?
    Wait! I can't get pregnant with NAIR can I?
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    Nov 08, 2012 8:10 AM GMT
    calibro said it means you have incurable cancer that will strike you down in 12.4 minutes. sorry, bro.


    Don't be so dramatic. He won't die.


    But his penis will fall off, though.
  • Pontifex

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    Nov 08, 2012 8:47 AM GMT
    I get bald spots in my facial hair all the time. They are usually caused by trimming too early in the morning or sneezing while trimming. It is amazing how often you can mess up styling your facial hair.

    Are you sure you aren't sleep shaving or something?

    Maybe you are getting up in the middle of the night and grooming yourself without noticing it.

    I think that is what happened to me once. My ass crack became hairless and was getting shaved regularly and I totally don't remember doing it.....
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    Nov 08, 2012 9:28 AM GMT
    Dude, you probably have ringworm.

    It is a fungus - not a worm - get some athlete's foot cream and throw it on there a few times a day and it will disappear. It will spread if you don't take care of it.

    Google image search "ringworm hair loss"
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    Nov 08, 2012 4:07 PM GMT

    It's beard mange.

    You gotta do a comb-over. . .

    Seriously dude, if you gotta cat it very well could be ringworm. I once got ringworm from a cat--not pretty and it always seems to be on the face for some reason. The lesion is round just as you describe.
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    Nov 08, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    Pontifex saidI get bald spots in my facial hair all the time. They are usually caused by trimming too early in the morning or sneezing while trimming. It is amazing how often you can mess up styling your facial hair.

    Are you sure you aren't sleep shaving or something?

    Maybe you are getting up in the middle of the night and grooming yourself without noticing it.

    I think that is what happened to me once. My ass crack became hairless and was getting shaved regularly and I totally don't remember doing it.....


    lay off the ambien, buddy. however, it works wonders as a roofie, so keep it in your medicine chest for those moments when you need it.
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    Nov 08, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    TadPohl saidHilarious or bothersome... haven't decided yet.
    I woke up a few days ago to find a spot on my chin. It was never there before. I used to be able to grow a full beard..... now I have a spot, the size of a quarter as smooth as a baby's butt on my chin.
    Nerded out and did a little digging. Could be Alopecia areata barbae. Anyone else have this?


    It was probably just some guy chewing on your chin too much.
  • musclmed

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    Nov 12, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    could easily be fungal. Try a topical antifungal
  • Kriss

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    Nov 12, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    just go to a dermatologist, if the area becomes inflamed and begins to hurt you probably have a cysts. (I think that's the correct spelling)
  • virgoguy66

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    May 21, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    You should be glad the "bald spot" is not on the top of your head!icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 21, 2013 5:04 PM GMT
    I had what you describe during a stressful time at work. Had various tests; nothing else wrong but work. Dr. said that my body was responding to environment and she could offer me meds although she didn't think I was the problem. I said the meds could still hemp* HELP if it didn't matter who I gave them to.

    Didn't put anything on it, went away on its own.

    * that was spellcheck, I swear.