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can dandruff cause hair loss

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry skin: Dandruff is flakes of skin, so dry skin on the scalp causes dandruff. Measures to keep your skin in good health, and conditioner on your hair can hel ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe (seborrhea): One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair resto ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
No: The dandruff itself can cause hair loss if not treated. Minoxidil is one of the only treatments that has been proven to increase hair growth in female ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Hair loss: If your PCP has ruled out secondary causes of hair loss, the options for you are biotin, topical minoxidil, and finestride. Hair transplant is a viabl ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: The time is short that you are using the medicine. It will not cause any significant problem in this time period especially dangerous one. Note that d ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Fungal infection of the skin may cause hair loss. It would be prudent to consult a dermatologist.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dandruff: Not if you keep your hair clean under the shower. If you are showering but still have dandruff please see a dermatologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Get treated: The hair loss certainly could be related to a scalp infection causing your dandruff, so it best to treat the dandruff/infection. Try head and shoulde ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair resto ... Read More
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