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my hair is falling out in clumps in the shower

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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
Hair : Hair loss has many different causes, which may be different for both men and women. Regardless of your gender, you should have a medical work up to ma ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Macri
33 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Medial?/ nutirtion: That is alot of weight to loose there are alot of factors to examine for hair loss.. Male or female.. Medical conditions in both? Nutritional factors. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is com ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one o ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
MALARONE (atovaquone and proguanil) HAIR LOSS: YES. IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP HAIR LOSS WHILE ON MALARONE (atovaquone and proguanil) TEMPORARY, I BELIEVE . . .
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
Previous stress: When hair loss is in clumps, it indicates that there has been a stressful event roughly 3-4 months prior that caused your body to signal your hairs to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Yablonsky
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Stress?: Is he under unusual amounts of stress? Otherwise could be normal male pattern balding. Some men start very early. Does it run in his family? Other pos ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Falling hair: Yes there are natural remedies. It's likely a thyroid issue but not to worry. You can start supplementation of l-tyrosine, selenium and iodine. Orth ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insi ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get seen: Probably this is telogen effluvium and if so, probably it will self-cure. However, you need to be seen by a specialist, probably in dermatology.

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