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Dr. Emily Altman
585 doctors shared insights

Baldness (Overview)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp not covered by hair.


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Does weed cause baldness or help regrow hair? I understand most medical terms so please use them if necessary.

Does weed cause baldness or help regrow hair? I understand most medical terms so please use them if necessary.

If any : Effect, it would be feminization. "weed" is known to decrease testosterone levels, cause male breast growth and make infertility. On that theory , less hair loss, but it wouldn't grow hair. Marijuana is not good for sex hormones. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
585 doctors shared insights

Baldness (Overview)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp not covered by hair.


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Does thinning and breakage near the crown of your head always mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?

Does thinning and breakage near the crown of your head always mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?

Hard to tell: It can mean male pattern baldness but there are also other causes of hair thinning and breakage. Only a thorough history and an exam can help arrive at the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Tip)

Managing Hair Loss

Daily biotin prevents falling of hair and helps rejuvinate hair, giving them shine. ...See more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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Can osteopaths treat baldness?

Can osteopaths treat baldness?

Yes: Osteopaths can specialize in any medical specialty and there are osteopaths that are Dermatologists. ...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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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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If someone cuts the hair bald, is ringworm then treated as normal or are pills still necessary. Is there any way to get rid of hair ringworm without?

If someone cuts the hair bald, is ringworm then treated as normal or are pills still necessary. Is there any way to get rid of  hair ringworm without?

Pills are needed: The fungus gets into the hair follicles that are deep in the skin, and shaving only trims the exposed hair shaft. It is unlikely that topical creams will penetrate deeply enough on scalp hair follicles, but it is usually effective on body ringworm. None of my patients have been successful without pills. ...Read more

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How efficient is aminexil & tretinoin in treating male baldness ?

Hair loss: Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil) are the only medications known to have a positive effect on hair loss in males. The other route is to consider hair transplantations which are done easily, totally naturally, are undetectable and have no donor site scars. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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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


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