100°F (37.8°C) or higher with
no other cause.
Your hair is gradually thinning and balding, and
you want to discuss treatment options with your doctor.
Watchful waiting is a period of time during
which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using
medical treatment. Watchful waiting may be appropriate if your hair loss is
gradual and is similar to the pattern of hair loss seen in your parents or
brothers or sisters. But if your gradual hair loss bothers you, your doctor may
be able to slow or reverse it. If clumps of hair fall out, your hair loss may
be caused by a disease, and it is important to contact your doctor.