Circular, Dime sized, Facial Hair loss

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Mayotruck

Calgary, Canada

#1 Sep 4, 2006
Hi all,
I have been looking around for a solution to my problem for some time now.I am a 28 year old male, that smokes, and have never experienced anything like this in my life. I have a circular,dime sized, smooth as a baby's bottem, hairless patch on the side of my chin. I am currently healthy, I eat well and take vitamines daily. I am a clean person, and have good hygiene. The hairless spot, does not itch, it is not discolored, it does not appear to be growing in size, and there are no side effects at all, thusfar. It's almost like my chin was waxed, in that small area.

Before I noticed:
I was over at a friends place renovating their new house(which I might add was very disgusting,on the inside ..the ex-owners had birds flying around the house, not in cages, pooping everywhere....dogs that would urinate inside...ect...It really was in bad shape...I just added this for possible bacteria/fungal issues)
After I got home I noticed that I was missing the small patch of hair on my chin. I thought I possibly skinned my chin or what ever during the renovations. After a few weeks, I started to worry about it, thinking it should have at least started to grow back. Now (1 month-ish) later I realize there is something not right here.
I talked to a few of my friends and one mentioned it could possibly be a ringworm or a type of fungus.
I know a few people will be upset with this, but I figured It may be ringworm or a fungal issue, so instead of going to the dermatoligist. I decided I would home remedy the potential threat. From what I have read household bleach will destroy fungus, very rapidly. So, I applyed a solution of 1-6, bleach to water solution(to try and prevent chemical burn) on the area for a couple days which did sting, and possibly did gave me a chemical burn on my face. I since then have stopped with the bleach treatment, and it has scabbed over. the scab is located in the middle of the hairless spot and I have noticed no change what so ever in the hair, within that area(still no hair regrowth). I have also read about possible cancer or alopecia barbae. Is there anything you recommend I can try to eliminate this or at least narrow it down? Possibly a few creams or other over the counter remedies? Also would my bleach remedy actually work?(I understand it's not the most practical way, but would it actually work?)
I don't have medical coverage and I can't afford to pay out of pocket. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for reading,
The clean shaven one.
han

Braintree, UK

#2 Oct 17, 2006
my boyfriend has the same thing, i reakon it's a condition called alopacia barbae (alopaecia of the beard) do a google search for more info x
shawn

AOL

#3 Nov 11, 2006
i have the same thing in 2 places on my face
Mayotruck

Stettler, Canada

#4 Feb 23, 2007
This was actually the ringworm. I ended up getting rid of it using one of these remedies(i used them all so not sure which one worked)

1) 1-6 bleach to water solution
2) Drinking Apple Cider Vinager (A few tablespoons daily)
3) Nail polish remover on the affected area
4) Antibactiral Soap on affected area.

All these were home remedies I looked up and I used them for about 2 weeks daily. Gone now, and no sign of returning.

:)
Mine is same

Trinidad and Tobago

#5 Apr 18, 2007
I noticed the same thing last month and it has been a month since. I was wondering what it was and spoke to medical doctors and they couldnt tell me. I think it has to be alopecia.
Aaron

Appleton, WI

#6 Apr 27, 2007
Ive had the condition for 2 years and it has steadily got worse. If anyone has any other remedies please post them
Scott

Milwaukee, WI

#7 May 6, 2007
I too had this problem a few years ago. The only thing I could pin point as a possible cause was a men's health multi-vitamin. I quit taking the multi-vitamin and a few monthes later the hair grew back.
Scott

AOL

#8 May 16, 2007
Scott wrote:
I too had this problem a few years ago. The only thing I could pin point as a possible cause was a men's health multi-vitamin. I quit taking the multi-vitamin and a few monthes later the hair grew back.
I just switched to "one a day" multis and have since noticed a couple of bald spots.
John

New York, NY

#9 May 17, 2007
You're supposed to use Cortisone cream on the affected area if its alopecia. Those patches are there because your body is attacking the hair folicles before they can grow, adn the cortisone cream will help with that.
alfred gallar

AOL

#10 Jul 2, 2007
WHITE SPOT ON CHIN AND APPEARS TO BE GROWING ABOVE MY LIP AREA, FACIAL HAIR NOT GROWING IN THOSE AREAS. NOTICED AFTER A FIRE IN MY GARAGE, PLASTICS BURN, HOSES. ETC. NY SKIN FEELS VERY SOFT WHERE SPOTS ARE. CAN YOU HELP ME?
Edwin - PSL - Florida

AOL

#11 Jul 4, 2007
I have the same thing on my chin - it's been there for about 1 1/2 month. I have tried rubbing alcohol, peroxide, and cortisone - nothing have worked yet.
earnie

AOL

#12 Jul 28, 2007
i have had it four 3 month now and it will not go away same thing pleases help
Isaac

UAE

#13 Jul 30, 2007
I have had the same alopecia barbae for more than a year now. I have tried creams prescribed by doctors but nothing seems to work 100%, it just stays or goes away n comes back. Any good home remedies or medicines that anyone knows have worked for them. Would be of great help.
Colin

Glasgow, UK

#14 Aug 15, 2007
About a month ago I started taking multi vitamins and now have a long bald spot on the left side of my chin and a more circular patch on the right. I'm going off the pills now and hopefully I'll be bearded again soon:-(
JAY

Beverly Hills, CA

#15 Aug 23, 2007
i have the same thing on my chin been there for like 6 months. now i noticed a little spoton the back of my head. the doctor gave me some pills, but nothing has worked!! can anyone help
T GILES

AOL

#16 Sep 7, 2007
I HAVE HAD A BALD SPOT ON MY JAW GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER I DO WORK OUT I AM HEALTY, KINDA A HEALTH NUT ACTUALLY. I DO TAKE AMINO ACIDS 1000 FROM GNC HAS ANYONE HAD THAT PROBLEM
seth

United States

#17 Sep 13, 2007
i have two the size of dimes on my face. i am on multi vits which i will stop. doctor rxd cortisone which will hopefully work
john

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Sep 16, 2007
does anyone here notice blonde hairs coming out of the spots that are balding. Mine is just under my chin.
Mark

United States

#19 Sep 19, 2007
I have the same problem. It appears to only attack colored hairs. So I have some "clear" looking hairs that actually are going now. I've had the problem for about 2 years now with it only getting worse. If it covered my whole beard I wouldn't complain. I just don't want it to spread to my scalp.
Martin Smith

London, UK

#20 Sep 24, 2007
I have the same thing on my neck in 2 spots. Its noy quite bald but covered in very fine, sparse blonde hairs in contrast to my normally thick, dark growth. I have also been noticing the the odd blone hair in other places on my face. It been getting steadily worse for serveral months. Had a blood test and nothing showed up, been prescribed an anti-fungal cream but it has not helped. It has been suggested that it may be stressed induced, but I don't feel particularly stressed. I am 24, a smoker and not on any other medication. The only other problems I have are difficulty sleeping and a tendency for my gums to bleed when I brush my teeth (i doubt either are related). If you Any suggestions at all would be welcome and appreciated my Email address is martin.smith@hudson.com

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