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What is the definition or description of: BAL overdose?

What is the definition or description of: BAL overdose?

BAL overdose: Administration of excessive dose of Dimercaprol (British anti-Lewisite or BAL). ...Read more

Bal Overdose (Definition)

Administration of excessive dose of Dimercaprol ...Read more


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What is the treatment for bal overdose?

What is the treatment for bal overdose?

BAL = dimercaprol: Bal is "british anti-lewisite", a prescription medication given by injection for the removal of heavy metals such as lead and mercury. (it also combats lewisite, an arsenic-based chemical warfare agent). Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and seizure (convulsions). Treatment is supportive with protection of the airway, intravenous fluids, and a tincture of time. ...Read more

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Can Teenage baldness be cured?

Can Teenage baldness be cured?

See dermatologist: Meds- Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success. ...Read more

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Is baldness always hereditary?

Is baldness always hereditary?

Causes of "baldness": Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding. While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What can cause female baldness?

What can cause female baldness?

Many Possible Causes: Women can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, shedding after pregnancy, or alopecia areata. ...Read more

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Does garlic help cure baldness?

Does garlic help cure baldness?

No: The reason that so many silly claims are made for garlic is that it's absorbed through the skin and the smell appears on the breath. It does have some interesting pharmacologic effects, but "curing baldness" isn't one of them -- if there were any easy cure, mr. Gorbachev, who had at his command the world's best information-gathering system, would still have a full head of hair. ...Read more

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How do you treat a baldness problem?

How do you treat a baldness problem?

Three steps: First, we have to identify the reason for hair loss. Second, we have to stop the hair loss with topical and/or oral medications. Third, we can replace lost hair with a hair transplantation procedure. ...Read more

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What can cause premature baldness in men?

What can cause premature baldness in men?

Genetics: Male pattern baldness is an inherited trait, so one's genetic makeup determines both the timing and degree of baldness. ...Read more

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Is alopecia another way of saying baldness?

That is correct!: Alopecia is a medical term which means the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows. There are various forms of alopecias based on underlying cause, for example androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. ...Read more

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What does male patern baldness to u look like?

What does male patern baldness to u look like?

MalePattern Baldness: Hereditary, male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia starts as a recession of the hairline, a thinning in the crown/vertex area and can progress to total hair loss across the top of the scalp. The hair follicles around the sides and back of the scalp are immune and can be transplanted into the balding zones for a permanent restoration. Topical ; oral meds, laser therapy, prp can prevent it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure female pattern baldness?

Is there a way to cure female pattern baldness?

Rogaine (minoxidil) for Women: Rogaine (minoxidil) for women is an over-the-counter fda approved therapy for female pattern alopecia. Another option is hair transplantation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baldness?

What is the definition or description of: Baldness?

Baldness: Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could be partial or total). ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what causes temporary baldness?

Lots of things...: ...Cause temporary loss of hair, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Are there solutions for premature advanced baldness?

Are there solutions for premature advanced baldness?

Assuming you're male: Some of these products wouldn't be suitable for females of child-bearing potential.
Topical minoxidil, in 2% & 5% formulations.
Oral Finasteride which reduces transformation of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, the cause of male-pattern baldness.
Laser combs. I don't know how effective these are.
Hair transplants.
Scalp reduction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a female to suffer from baldness?

Is it possible for a female to suffer from baldness?

FEMALE BALDNESS: When women lose scalp hair it is called "hairloss", not "baldness."! many medications are responsible for women's hairloss. Anemia, homone imbalance, crash dieting, stress, deficiencies in certain supplements & vitamins. See a dermatologist who might be able to figure out the "whys" of your problem and recommend accordingly. Do not worry! ...Read more

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Can I naturally reverse baldness or should I give up?

Can I naturally reverse baldness or should I give up?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted. You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to cure my female pattern baldness?

Any home remedies to cure my female pattern baldness?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted. You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read more

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I have baldness problem. Pls give me somw suggestions?

I have baldness problem. Pls give me somw suggestions?

Some ideas: You're familiar with the medications and the surgical options. These work so-so. You're male, so you are able to look as good as you are willing to work hard doing fitness activities. Nothing looks as good as a physically fit man with a shaved head and some facial hair. You can embrace your masculinity and your genetic heritage and improve how you feel & stay healthy. Get a ballcap for sunny days. ...Read more

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I am having baldness for 3 years. How it can be treated?

I am having baldness for 3 years. How it can be treated?

Get dermatology eval: Medications - Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success. ...Read more

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What are the causes of female baldness and what's the cure?

What are the causes of female baldness and what's the cure?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted. You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. With supplements start at a Low and go slow. ...Read more

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What is the best way to solveproblem of male partern baldness?

What is the best way to solveproblem of male partern baldness?

Start w med eval.: Medications - Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success. ...Read more

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What to do if I have baldness, but no one in my family has it.?

What to do if I have baldness, but no one in my family has it.?

What's the cause?: Classic male pattern baldness is obvious based on its development and distribution. It's genetic and if you have it, you ended up with more genes for it than any of the other men in your family. You can opt for medication, surgery, and/or recognize that 95% of good looks in a man is his level of physical fitness and get back into that stuff. Photo guy isn't complaining, he's showing off. ...Read more

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Trying to preemptively deal with baldness. Any advice/suggestions?

Trying to preemptively deal with baldness. Any advice/suggestions?

Balding Prevention: You can't change your genetics. These tips may provide some benefit. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. ...Read more

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Are there solutions for those men with advanced degree of baldness?

Some: Depends on what you mean by advanced. If you are basically bald your options are almost none. If you have some hair left but it is thinly growing you might respond to various topical and systemic medications. If this is a genetically directed baldness then you basically can't win that war. Transplants may be an option for you. I think you should see a dermatologist to help evaluate. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have baldness, but no one in my family has it.?

What do you suggest if I have baldness, but no one in my family has it.?

Find cause: Classic male pattern baldness is recognizable by its distribution, and results from a complex interplay of genes. It correlates closely with the amount of chest hair you're naturally blessed with. If you suspect hair loss from some other cause (telogen effluvium, alopecia areata) get with your physician. There are treatments for male baldness as well if you wish -- again, ask. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and have been having noticeable hairfall. Is this temporary or am I facing baldness?

I'm 25 and have been having noticeable hairfall. Is this temporary or am I facing baldness?

Hairloss: I am sure you know, hair loss can be caused by both family history or other causes. One common disease is telogen effluvium. This is a temporary hair loss seen most often in young women and the hair that you lose will usually regrow in 6 months. Always see a dermatologist for the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I recently had a bronchoscopy. The report stated that my BAL "yield"was 50% what does this mean?

I recently had a bronchoscopy. The report stated that my BAL "yield"was 50% what does this mean?

Lavage fluid returnd: BAL stands for "bronchoalveolar lavage". The physician performing the bronchoscopy washed (lavaged) a part your lungs with saline & then sucked the fluid back up to try to capture microorganisms or cells that might be diagnostic. A lavage usually involves a <30 mL of saline at a time. The yield is a piece of technical data: about 50% of the fluid used in the wash was sucked back up. 60% is normal. ...Read more

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Bal (Definition)

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