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does oily scalp causes hair loss?is it true if oil stays on scalp does it cause hair to fall out.plz answer thankxx

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Oily scalp: Some people have more oily scalps than others but they don't necessarily lose more hair than people with other types of hair. If you do have skin lesions and oily scalp, then this needs to be addressed as some develop seborrheic dermatitis that can cause hair loss.
Answered on Dec 4, 2013
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Oily hair and loss: Not really. Occasionally greasy hair can be seen with b complex deficiencies but does not cause hair loss per se. Some people can have both as hair loss can have genetic, nutritional or metabolic-toxic reasons.
Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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