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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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Extensions put in hair with needles... Which left me with bald spots n severe open sores scabs n pus now i awaiting from swab taken from dr.Office ... I want to know how serious this could be?

Extensions put in hair with needles... Which left me with bald spots n severe open sores scabs n pus now i awaiting from swab taken from dr.Office ... I want to know how serious this could be?

Infection: Pus is usually a sign of a staph or strep infection in the skin, although not always. The sample was taken to determine what antibiotics the micro-organisms will be most sensitive to so you will be given the most effective medicine to target the infection. Depending on the extent of the infection, after starting the antibiotics, your scalp will probably clear up in two to four weeks. ...Read more

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Tips to help grow hair lost from alopecia?

Tips to help grow hair lost from alopecia?

Depends: That depends on the cause of the alopecia. Dermatologists can evaluated to determine cause. There are specific treatments for different problems. ...Read more

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Can total hair lose from alopecia be cured?

Can total hair lose from alopecia be cured?

Alopecia areata: When there is complete hair loss from scalp (alopecia totalis) or from entire body (alopecia universalis) due to autoimmune attack on hair follicles, there are treatments available, however it often is a challenge to treat. The sooner the treatment is started, the more hair can possibly be recovered. Long standing alopecia areata is difficult to reverse. There is no cure for alopecia areata, . ...Read more

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Will hair lost due to alopecia ever grow back?

Depends...: ...On the kind of alopecia and how long it has been present. There are many causes, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Some types of inherited and scarring alopecias, unfortunately, are irreversible. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan, if treatment is possible. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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My hair Alopecia I need help to return my hairs?

My hair Alopecia I need help to return my hairs?

Several...: Get a regular health check up. If everything is ok.....take Biotin 5mg daily, increase your protein intake. Do not put any chemicals on your scalp. Natural oil can be used. Excessive oiliness or dryness need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Will getting your hair colored make alopecia worse?

Will getting your hair colored make alopecia worse?

Rarely: If the hair dye is done properly and you are not allergic to it and your scalp is not burned in the process it should not contribute to hair loss. If anything it may make your hair look thicker. ...Read more

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Can chemical alopecia be cured o lost a lot hair due to chemicals?

Functional medicine: Hair production is the result of metabolic activity going on inside the follicular cells. Prognosis would be related to the type of chemical, route of administration (was it rubbed on?) and the identity and variety of various toxins, nutritional intervention and detoxification. Gi-immune management.. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more