In Early Hair Loss, Can Scalp Tingling and Hair Thinning be Related?

January 17th, 2005

Q: I am twenty and think that I am starting to thin. I am also experiencing a slight tingling in my scalp. Are these related? — T.N., Philadelphia, PA

A: Most likely. Early androgenetic alopecia can be associated with a slight tingling or slight tenderness of the scalp.

You should see a dermatologist for evaluation and, if you have early male pattern baldness, consider starting finasteride (Propecia).

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on January 17th, 2005 at 10:36 am


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