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can head lice cause hair loss

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Typically not: but in an attempt to get rid of the lice, you can pull a lot of hair out by accident. I like using companies like hair fairies to help get rid of lice ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not really: There are several really good chemical "cures" for head lice. Many are readily available OTC. There is a normal degree of hair loss as one gets older ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hair loss: Your dermatologist can evaluate and analyze your hair loss and can determine whether it is only temporary or permanent.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
THINK: Hair straightening is notorious for damaging hair. The hair becomes brittle and breaks off. It will still grow back. If you must use a "relaxer" be ve ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
I : I am glad you have been medically evaluated. No, head lice can not enter body cavities and cause death. They can cause irritation and sometimes skin ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Dermatitis : Seborrhic dermatitis , dandruff or dry skin can cause itchy scalp. You should be seen by dermatologist.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Irritation?: There coukd e sensitive nerves which cause disconfort. After evaluation if the skin looks normal and there are no underlying medical problems such as ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Other cause: It is unlikely that your persistent hair loss is due to the treatment you used over a year ago. There are many causes of hair loss which can be evalu ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Fungal infection: Be checked for a fungal infection. Sometimes a special light will show it but often you need cultures. All the best.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roji Andrews
28 years experience Pediatrics
Fungal Infections: One of the most common causes for scalp sores are ring worm on scalp otherwise called Tinea capitus. Bacterial infections can also cause sores on the ... Read More
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