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Parasites Under My Scalp Losing Hair
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
Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issues are found, you may be dealing with genetic predisposition but I recommend that you then consult a hair stylist for advice about your hair care. ...Read more
I'm loosing leg , pubic, and eyebrow/ eyelash hair but my hair on my head and under arm hair is normal. What could this be? tsh tested 2 years ago
HairLoss unclear why: Common Causes: metabolic, poor nutrition, hormonal imbalance, autoimmune disorders, mechanical friction from tight clothing or athletic wear, multiple medications including chemo, stress & anxiety disorders. Unusual that your condition spares the scalp & underarms. I assume you are not nervously pulling your lashes & brows?! Would recommend a Dermatologist evaluation. ...Read more
My hair is frizzy, slightly thin, would applying hair protein(in hair salon) harm my scalp causing hair loss in the future?
Hairloss 10mnth now and eyebrows anf eyelashe scalp biopsy normal. dermatology say fungus infection. y im still lossing my hair and eyebrows.
Fungus on biopsy?: The biopsy should have shown fungus, if it is present. How long have you been treated with the antifungals? Have you had any bloodwork? Eyebrows and eyelash involvement merit a work up including thyroid, ferritin, and ANA, especially since your other symptoms include fatigue and headache. ...Read more
Losing hairs from sideburns and temples. Pretty recently i' m noticing thin hairs all over d scalp? No history of hair loss in my family. Remedies?
Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender
See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera ...Read more
I drowned my hair and scalp in grapeseed oil. My hair is shedding. Will washing with Pantene 2 in 1shampoo get rid of it?
Dishwashing liquid: I would try this to get the grape seed oil out of my hair. I once did something similar and this worked ...Read more
Scaly skin, sparse pubic hair, patchy mustache, and underarm hair loss, generalized diffuse hair loss on scalp, slow hair growth, and normal tsh? How?
Loads of flakes under hair, very itchy scalp and i'm losing hair in the itchy parts what do I most likely have?
I'm 19, After suffering hair loss now my scalp fells empty no hair growth.
Even my hair aren't thick.
What to do?
Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. It can be in patches or the entire body. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am experiencing spider veins on my nose , facial hair & hair loss on scalp. These indicate what??
Hormonal imbalance: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more
I am 22 and loosing hair and has black spots randomly along his scalp. Spots are new hair loss is not. Mom thinks it's from using rogaine (minoxidil)?
Doubt it.: I doubt very much that either the black spots or the hair loss are due to rogaine (minoxidil) -- but i'm not sure what you mean by "black spots". Are they little black dots, about the width of a hair shaft? If so, you could have a fungus infection. Is the hair loss uniform or patchy? In short, you should see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Have hair loss which derm thinks telogen effluvium, so then why is hair on my legs, eyebrows, under arms, etc. not falling out and still growing?
Unknown: There is little or no research money for telogen effluvium. It is quite variable and often is patchy on the scalp. In severe cases it can effect body hair, axillary hair, pubic hair, eyelash and eyebrow hair. No-one knows how to explain the differences. Does the Dr speculate about the reason for your case? You left out all the interesting details. ...Read more
I am experiencing hair loss (quality: receding hairline) and thin hair.Doing Nail rubbing,experienced new hairs on bald patches but hair still fallin?
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
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