A 17-year-old member asked:
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my hair is falling out in clumps and it’s dry what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
See pediatrician: One's primary care doctor (pediatrician or family medicine doctor) can check for medical causes. A medical cause for hair loss is usually found in late teens, but for hair thinning, sometimes it can be early starting of male pattern baldness. Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness, etc...
Answered on Mar 1, 2020

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