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what are the causes of hair loss on a 15 year old

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Does not matter: Taking biotin is not likely to help your hair loss. So take what you feel like but do not expect any useful results.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience Holistic Medicine
Also control stress: Many people have reversible thinning of the hair about 3-4 months after a significant stressful experience. The time frame is related to the hair grow ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: Thyroid disease is one answer. Some blood test, done by a doctor, would be a good thing to find out why.
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A female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Hair loss in 9 y.o.: Conditions that most commonly cause hair loss in a 9 year old child include alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (due to interruption of hair growth cyc ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
To mention a few: Excessive hair loss can be due to chemical ,illness,medication,trauma. Hair braiding especially from the traction. Autoimmune diseases,thyroid dysfunc ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mechanical reasons: Mechanical reasons are the most common reason for hair loss in women. A hot curling iron, tight braids or pony tail, seborrhoic dermatitis, as well as ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Hair Loss: The most important first step is to consult a physician who is knowledgeable about hair loss. Although the most likely cause is male pattern baldness, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Roaccutane: See: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/isotretinoin.html
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Usually this is : A obstructed lacrimal system or tear drainage blockage. If the dischagre is white and stringy then this would be the case. Most of these resolve on ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Alopecia Areata: The most common cause of sudden hair loss is called alopecia areata. This condition is unknown cause, but it is thought to be a temporary immune react ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Details matter: Change in eyelashes? Nails? Other symptoms? Meds or herbs? Radiation? There are various causes to be defined by a detailed history, exam, and possibly ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor: Premature gray hair in children is uncommon. Can occur in otherwise healthy child if pigment production stops, resulting in graying similar to adults. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience Clinical Lipidology
None: None. Get blood drawn for total and free testosterone. High serum testosterone can cause premature balding in a young man. Cjg.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
There : There are many causes, including relaxers, chemicals, hot combs, excessively tight hair styles, and many others. Please read more at the link below. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emad Mousa
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
First get preg test: Many reasons, it could be your thyroid gland, you can check it with simple blood work, also can be a condition called poly cystic ovarian syndrome (pc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Dense hair in males: Body hair in males is governed by genetics. You have to have the gene for body hair, and if you do it's likely that you will have dense hair as possib ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayyaz Shah
26 years experience Dermatology
Hair loss: Hair loss may result from multiple factors such as genetics, nutrition, hormones, vitamin & mineral deficiecncy, autoimmune disorders, enviormenta ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Difficult area: Medications available for hair regrowth usually good for crown area. Prp injections may help you regrow the lost hair and grow in thicker hair.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Why you ask?: Cancer can affect kids and adolescents but it's very rare. I suggest you talk to your parents about your concerns to see if you need a medical evalua ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Virginio Rodriguez
35 years experience Pediatrics
Both meds can...: may use over the counter minoxidil foam on scalp if losing too much hair
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Gray in beard: Some people just go prematurely gray, just as some go bald. Just for men or another dye is all you can do if you want to hide it.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Eczema : A common cause of thickened (lichenified) skin is atopic dermatitis or eczema . Itchy skin on the face, neck, arms , and legs for example leads to re ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
A history & physical: Exam to check: 1) velocity of growth (length, weight, head circumference & wt.-for-length) 2) neurological status & development, using standardized s ... 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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