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I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

Maybe (seborrhea): One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


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What is the main cause of dandruff? I barely had any, but now the number of dandruff in my head is intolerable. I'm also suffering so much hair loss.

What is the main cause of dandruff? I barely had any, but now the number of dandruff in my head is intolerable. I'm also suffering so much hair loss.

Dry skin: Dandruff is flakes of skin, so dry skin on the scalp causes dandruff. Measures to keep your skin in good health, and conditioner on your hair can help. See a dermatologist for specific advice. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss ? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss ? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your hair thick, eat well (fruit, vegetables, and protein) and take a multivitamin. If that doesn't work, you might try taking Folic Acid or biotin which are essential ingredients for hair growth. Thyroid or other medical problems may also thin hair. ...Read more

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Doctor told me to use elocom mometasone furoate lotion for 1 week cuz i have dandruff issues does this cause hair loss or any dangerous side effect?

Not really: The time is short that you are using the medicine. It will not cause any significant problem in this time period especially dangerous one. Note that dandrufff is a long term problem. You will more than one week of treatment. Ask your doctor how to treat it once it is under control for the long term. ...Read more

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I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss . Why?

I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss . Why?

See a doctor: You need a detailed evaluation. Cannot diagnose over the internet. Most common cause of hair loss is genetic, but unusual at 18 yo. Need to see you to diagnose. ...Read more

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My problem is hair loss and dandruff wht should I do?

My problem is hair loss and dandruff wht should I do?

Get treated: The hair loss certainly could be related to a scalp infection causing your dandruff, so it best to treat the dandruff/infection. Try head and shoulders medicated shampoo to start and see a dermatologist if the condition does not improve, as there are other causes too that may cause hair loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does dandruff lead to hair loss always?

Does dandruff lead to hair loss always?

Dandruff: Not if you keep your hair clean under the shower. If you are showering but still have dandruff please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will flucinonide .05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem?Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff?How long does it take for it work?

Will flucinonide .05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem?Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff?How long does it take for it work?

Steroid for dandruff: Dandruff is flaking scalp skin cells, and is caused by either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. It is not dry scalp. Both conditions may occur on the face and elsewhere. If hairloss occurs it iis temporary., shampoos are often helpful, like those that contain coal tar, or antifungals, as are topical steroids, like Fluocinonide solution 0.05%, when used regularly. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...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