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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
He may have: Believed that thick chest hair is a sign of higher testosterone levels, which can accellerate balding -- however chest hair is more genetic than hormo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Get it checked: If they are breaking off at the level of the skin, the problem may be a fungal infection, especially if the hair loss is patchy, as opposed to mail pa ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not clear: You describe an number of problems, apparently unrelated, but each can be a significant health concern. I suggest you see a health care provider and g ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Genetic link?: Never heard of a genetic link between the chest hair profile and male pattern baldness.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Need exam by skin specialist. Alopecia areata? Telogen effluvium? Androgenic alopecia? Poisoning or drug effect? etc etc
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably: If you got the problem corrected then it should grow back. It may take a while. Now, if you were bald before the thyroid problem, then you may just be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Possibly: It sounds like you may have a couple things going on. Tired symptoms could be related to thyroid or other internal disease. You should get a regular ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience Dermatology
Lice yes herpes no: if you are intensely itchy down there and scratching aggressively, an infection with lice is possible. Look for bugs moving and nits on the hair shaft ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: It sounds like you need seek treat for this. Seeing a dermatologist is a good start. You may also need to have your thyroid checked as this can caus ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Unknown: There is little or no research money for telogen effluvium. It is quite variable and often is patchy on the scalp. In severe cases it can effect body ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible infection: There may be an infection in the hair follicles so try Bacitracin antibiotic ointment twice daily for a week.
A 30-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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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has e ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilities: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can stress, various medications, and certain medical conditions. A goo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Hair falling : Of course if the hair band is tight or the hair is pulled by force, the hair can fall off. Try to avoid tight rubber hair bands & don't allow ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Hair loss: Yes you can. You can see a skin specialist and/or your hairstylist.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Syncope : See you family doc or a neurologist.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
YOGA: is very unlikely to stop Male Pattern Baldness which is what you are describing sounds like! Speak with your Primary Care or see a DERMATOLOGIST for s ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience General Surgery
Yes, they heal: Hair falls from follicles normally. When hair is accidently pulled out, it can become red and inflamed, however no permanent damage results. The folli ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Hair falling out: This is not normal. You need to see your doctor for examination and tests. E.G. You may have an endocrine or underactive thyroid problem.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Rogaine (minoxidil) does work: Rogaine (minoxidil) does work. It was originally thought to help with high blood pressure but wasnt very good. The side effect was hair growth. How ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med evaluation: There can be many possible reasons for hair loss. The treatment depends on what the cause is. Encourage you to see your dermatologist for an evaluati ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hair loss: You answered that you have allopecia? If this is the case this is an autoimmune dz where your body sees the hair follicles as foreign and attacks them ... Read More
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