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Why is my dog getting bald spots on his back?

Why is my dog getting bald spots on his back?

Some of the most common include dry skin and dermatitis. If your dog is suffering from depression or anxiety, she may be excessively grooming or licking, which creates hair loss. Stress can also cause hair loss. Certain infections that may cause your dog to lose hair on her back include bacterial, fungal, and yeast.

Can flea bites cause bald spots?

Flea bites are behind most dog allergies, however. Along with hair loss from licking and biting the irritated areas, signs of flea allergies include itching and redness. For a particularly allergic dog, it may take as little as one flea bite to start an allergic reaction that lingers for days.

What does it mean if your child has bald spots?

If your child suddenly develops smooth, round, bald spots on their scalp and other parts of their body, they may have a condition called alopecia areata. Alopecia areata impacts more than 2 million people each year in the United States. While it can be successfully managed, this disorder can come and go unexpectedly throughout a person’s lifetime.

How to find out if you have bald spots?

WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common symptom combinations and medical conditions related to bald spots (hair). Click on the combination that matches your symptoms to find the conditions that may cause these problems. Or click on “See All Conditions” to see every condition related to bald spots (hair).

What causes small bald spots on the scalp?

This makes the hair fall out and the follicle stop producing hair. Bald spots caused by alopecia areata are usually skin-colored but may have a subtle peach tint. The patches can start out fairly small on the scalp but can grow to include eyebrows, eyelashes and other body hair.

Can a woman get bald patches after menopause?

Baldness is often considered a male problem, as hair loss in women rarely results in bald patches. Women usually experience overall thinning of hair, especially during and after menopause. But occasionally, they can develop baldness due to some underlying conditions.