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My son 2yr old n his hair falling alot no dandruff or wring worm but he's itching not to much his blood work came out nothing wrong with his thyroid ?

My son 2yr old n his hair falling alot no dandruff or wring worm but he's itching not to much his blood work came out nothing wrong with his thyroid 
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Reassuring: The fact his thyroid and blood work are normal is good. The itching is still suspicious for either infection or allergic reaction. Some ring worm infections can be trickier to see and it might be time for a dermatologist to look at the hairs to see if they can find the problem. Diet issues can also cause hair loss as can stress. Let your doctor know you are still worried. Here is some more info- http://www.hairlosstalk.com/hair-loss-children/ ...Read more

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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Should I worry about my 2 yr old pulling her hair out as she lays down for her nap? Bald spot forming in back. Spoke to ped didn't seem concerned

Should I worry about my 2 yr old pulling her hair out as she lays down for her nap? Bald spot forming in back. Spoke to ped didn't seem concerned

Trichotillomania: Trichotillomania is no more worrisome, imo, than any other bad habit, except that others can see the evidence. The hair will grow back, but you want to gently break this habit before it gets entrenched. You might consider cutting her hair short enough that she can't pull it, or braiding it (not too tightly). And perhaps get her a stuffed animal that she can pull at instead, as a distraction. ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out , i'm 67 year old woman no health problems?

Why is my hair falling out , i'm 67 year old woman no health problems?

Hair Loss In Women: The most common cause of hair loss in women is stress and depression. See your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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If I am now a 27 year old male and starting to see more hair falling out of my head. Normal?

If I am now a 27 year old male and starting to see more hair falling out of my head. Normal?

Information: If you are healthy and without disease, the it is probably normal and related to your genetic inheritance. ...Read more

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25 year old female, 2 children, thyroid normal, no health issues, but lots and lots of hair falling out, any thoughts?

25 year old female, 2 children, thyroid normal, no health issues, but lots and lots of hair falling out, any thoughts?

Hair loss: You hair loss may be exacerbated because of mechanical means, like frequent permanents, dyeing of hair, curlers, tight hairdo's and alike ...Read more

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What could be causing hair loss in my 4 year old? There are no noticeable bald spot, just clumps of hair falling out.

What could be causing hair loss in my 4 year old? There are no noticeable bald spot, just clumps of hair falling out.

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). ...Read more

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I have hair falling out for the past two years. It is broken hairs, short and curly, with the white bulbs on ends.Now look like boy.What is the problem?

I have hair falling out for the past two years. It is broken hairs, short and curly, with the white bulbs on ends.Now look like boy.What is the problem?

Different ones: We'd definitely need more information to begin with to be able to tell what might be going on, but more so a good look at your hair is needed to arrive to a more or less correct diagnosis. Common issues are fungus, thyroid disorder, mineral and vitamin deficiency, hormonal imbalance, and autoimmune disorders. Certain medications may be the culprit as well. Chemicals such as shampoo, sprays! ...Read more

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Hair growth is increasing slowly on my body. I have to trim monthly.Othrwise they grow much.head hair falling speedily.im 31 years old unmaried female?

Hair growth is increasing slowly on my body. I have to trim monthly.Othrwise they grow much.head hair falling speedily.im 31 years old unmaried female?

Hirsutism + alopecia: Hyperandrogenism may be leading to what sounds like hirsutism (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/basics/definition/con-20028919) & male pattern baldness (yes, I know you're female: http://goo.gl/RrYj7U). Maybe I jumped to conclusion & it's hair loss (alopecia) due to excess thyroid hormone or stress or infection or immune system issue. Bottom line, go see Family Doc for eval ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out? Over the past two years, I have lost 83 lbs. In a safe, healthy way. But recently I have noticed that a lot more hair is falling out than normal, especially in the shower. What could this be? Should i start taking a vitamin?

Why is my hair falling out? Over the past two years, I have lost 83 lbs. In a safe, healthy way.  But recently I have noticed that a lot more hair is falling out than normal, especially in the shower.  What could this be?  Should i start taking a vitamin?

Medial?/ nutirtion: That is alot of weight to loose there are alot of factors to examine for hair loss.. Male or female.. Medical conditions in both? Nutritional factors.... See your pcp or dermatologist and get a work up.... ...Read more

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