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    Hair loss after MRSA
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    JakeMoldoon posted:
    I recently had MRSA and I went to the derm and got it taken care of. But now I am completely bald in the areas that it was present. Is there anything I can do to make my hair come back, if it is even possible?
     
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    Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
    Dear JakeMoldoon,
    Whether the hair returns depends on whether the MRSA caused the hair follicles to scar. Once a follicle scars, it no longer produces hair. Then the only solution is to go to a derm or plastic surgeon to have the scarred areas removed, a procedure officially known as "scalp reduction."


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