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A 27-year-old male asked:

My friend is facing rapid hair falling has dandruff also has baldness in family history, how to stop this problem, what to do what to avoid?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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 restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants,...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium.

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Last updated Nov 13, 2016

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