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Alopecia Areata Shaved Head
See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...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?
Telogen effluvium: Because acute telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected.Alopecia areata can be controlled with intralesional scalp cortisone injections. Your thyroid also needs to be checked. ...Read more
Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...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?
ALOPECIA W/U: YES : Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full lab work up especially Thyroid studies b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Also MASON-PEARSON brush spreads sebum and improves blood flow. & Rogaine (minoxidil) may help If there is no improvement you beed dermatology consult for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. ...Read more
Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more
Hair Loss vs. Shaved: Yes, if bald from shaving the head. Regrowth is as fast as growth before shaving. No, if bald from hair loss. Pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss and is usually inherited (it's in the genes). In men, it is called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Women get some hair loss from the whole scalp, so the hair looks thinner. ...Read more
I was dignosed androgenic alopecia with telogen effluvium. I've lost temple hairs. she said there is no chance of hair growth on temples.
Who's advising you?: You're 23. All men lose the hair on our temples at about your age. Look around you. If the individual who told you about this is also the person who told you to put apple cider vinegar on your head, you are in serious need of a solid relationship with a different, evidence-based health care provider -- perhaps even a scientific holist. ...Read more
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't usually result in loss of hair. It just leads to itching and flaking of the skin on the face and in the scalp. I suppose that if you scratched an area enough that there was inflammation, infection, and scarring there could be permanent hair loss. But that wouldn't be due to the seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more
Many possibilities: You did not explain how you treat your hair. Do you use curling irons a lot? Have you had it straightened and colored in addition? Those could certainly make your hair break. In terms of it falling out you need to be analyzed whether or not your thyroid is normal, your ferritin level is normal and whether or not you have lost a lot of weight recently or have been under a great deal of stress. An e. ...Read more
Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents are at the age when hair growth begins! Also, when you shave hair it becomes prickly, and more noticeable to the touch. The hair follicle beneath the skin does not know whether the hair above it has been cut long, short or completely shaved. ...Read more
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