My husband and I just realize that on the side of his head he has a bald spot. Its not big, its about less than half an inch. We are both worried and we dont know what might have caused it. He does smoke cigarettes about four to five times a day, could that be the cause? if you can help me by maybe telling me what could be happening I would appreciate it. Thank you very much.
He should see a dermatologist. I am assuming that he does not use a wig/hair system. Traction alocecia is a common causes of this with wigs. I am also assuming that he is not a hair picker; trichotillomania is not an uncommon finding and is an easily diagnosis with hair mapping for miniaturization. The diagnosis of trichotillomania appears with stubs of healthy ‘terminal’ hairs indicative of the picking problem. Highest on the list might be conditions like Alopecia Areata.