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can eczema cause gray hair

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not known assoc: There is no known association of gray hair and eczema or atopic dermatitis.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Gray hair: I doubt that the skin disorder is related to your premature gray hair. Autoimmune disease, genetics, vitamin deficiency, stress, thyroid or other horm ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience Dermatology
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Genetics: you inherited the gray genes- my hair was white at age 30- ??does gray hair run in your family?
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Mancoll
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Unclear: I do not have a good explanation for that. Maybe, your dermatologist could shed some light on this problem.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience Dermatology
No: Seborrhea causes itchiness. Shampoo daily with a dandruff shampoo.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possible but unlikel: This is possible due to, a low grade infection or cellulitis but not likely. Lice or other inflammatory conditions are more likely responsible.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't cause hair loss. Tinea capitis, a fungal scalp infection, can often mimic seborrhea, and it does cause hair loss. It req ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
26 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe..: But it's more likely that the thinning and receding is genetic and will happen regardless. The psoriasis (which stresses the skin that supports hair ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eberbach
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Axillae also? Black dots or nodules present? How was diagnosis arrived at? Treated? See a dermatologist.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Multiple things: It could just be a natural part of aging, but thyroid dysfunction could contribute to it. Your physician can check for this. Malnourishment or deficie ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Eczema can cause lightening or darkening of the skin as it resolves, depending on your skin tone. True depigmentation of the skin as in vitiligo does ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
We don't yet know: According to scientific american, "scientists are beginning to gather clues that stress can hasten the graying process, but there is no scientific evi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: If you are allergic to waxing it may give you hives but not eczema. Mostlikely it is irritating to your skin and you should consider laser hair remov ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: Several shampoos are effective and widely available. OK to shampoo every day.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is the most common cause of round bald spots in facial hair. The disorder is oftentimes self limited. In some cases, a series of topi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: please consult a board certified dermatologist to determine the cause of the irritation and for an examination of your hair follicles.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Dandruff: No. Dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis. Both dandruff and acne are common conditions but one does not cause the other.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unusual: There have been rare reports of hair loss in patients using anti histamines.

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