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can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. scalp feels tender

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 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 common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera
Answered on May 9, 2018
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