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hairline/hair is thining. scalp itches and has dandruff. palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. is it related? what is this?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hair thinning: Hair thinning and abnormal sweating is seen in cases of hyperthyroidism(overactive thyroid). Your physician or an endocrinologist can evaluate you for this. Scalp itch may also be related but your beautician can also advise you about dandruff treatment and your hair care.

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If you have scabies and run your hands under really hot water, can you burn the mites alive so they die?

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Does low blood pressure and low sugar go hand in hand what causes low blood pressure and low blood sugar?

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A Few Things: Low blood sugar and low blood pressure can be seen together in patients with sepsis, an addisonian crisis, some other things. The 2 don't necessarily go hand in hand. People with diabetes and other metabolic conditions will often have low blood sugar, but normal blood pressure. There are other conditions where blood pressure is low and sugars are normal like pots, etc.

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