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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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I have Alopecia Areata will it make my hair fall out more if I dye it?

I have Alopecia Areata will it make my hair fall out more if I dye it?

Alopecia areata: I have Alopecia Areata will it make my hair fall out more if I dye it? ANS: prob not but read dye label. If it falls out don't use it again. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata and im 16 years old. I be had it since I was 13. I want to dye my hair to make me feel better... Is that a bad idea ?

I have alopecia areata and im 16 years old. I be had it since I was 13. I want to dye my hair to make me feel better... Is that a bad idea ?

It is okay to dye .: Alopecia Areata is considered an auto immune condition and its cause is not completely known.It is not proven that the use of certain dyes or shampoos would affect it in anyways. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata & am on a presc. shampoo & cream to see if it will help. I have 1 half dollar size patch and was curious if I can dye my hair?

I have alopecia areata & am on a presc. shampoo & cream to see if it will help. I have 1 half dollar size patch and was curious if I can dye my hair?

Scalp issues: seeing how you have an area with no hair I would recommend hair dye at this time wait till it clears up and there hair has grown back completely ...Read more

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I am 18 and have two bald spots. I've never dyed my hair or anything like that, could stress be causing it?

Alopecia areata: Fungal infection of the scalp in adults is not terribly common. Based on your description this is likely alopecia areata. Stress if described in many patients with this problem. The exact cause, however, is not really clear. See a dermatologist to evaluate this. Often it resolves on its own but sometimes treatment is necessary to help it along. ...Read more

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After an abortion if you dye your hair will this result in hair loss?

After an abortion if you dye your hair will this result in hair loss?

No: If you get hair loss after an abortion it may be due to the stress of having it. I am assuming you did not have excessive blood loss. This usually happens 3 months after the abortion. No relation to hair dye whatsoever. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss or breakage, after a hair dye and two texturizers?

I am experiencing  hair loss or breakage, after a hair dye and two texturizers?

Damage: These procedures may have damaged your hair. Recommend seeing a good beautician to assess your hair further. ...Read more

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Dye my dreadlock six year ago didn't use condition on my hair dye stayed on my hair now hair loss with bulb i cut it, went dermatologist, still fall out?

Dye my dreadlock six year ago didn't use condition on my hair dye stayed on my hair now hair loss with bulb i cut it, went dermatologist, still fall out?

Many possibilities.: Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle. Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause. (hair loss with the bulb attached is common.). ...Read more

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I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

See a dermatologist: There are various types of hair loss. When you see the dr bring all meds, vits, bc pills. It is not likely a result of stress or nutrition. Have you been ill, pregnant, or lost weight? Menst normal? Iud? ...Read more

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My sideburns are greying. Is it safe to dye them? Is there any risk of rest of the hair also greying quickly or hair loss?

My sideburns are greying. Is it safe to dye them? Is there any risk of rest of the hair also greying quickly or hair loss?

See below: Dying the sideburns will not affect the rate of greying of rest of the hair, though the remaining will turn grey, sooner or later. You may consider leaving the grey hair alone, it would save the hassle, expense and avoid exposure to the chemicals in the hair dye.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Allergic rxn to hair dye 2 months ago. Lymph nodes swollen (<1cm), hair loss, contact dermatitis. What should I do? Do I have to cut the dyed hair?

Allergic rxn to hair dye 2 months ago.  Lymph nodes swollen (<1cm), hair loss, contact dermatitis.  What should I do?  Do I have to cut the dyed hair?

Exposure...: I don't know if someone has seen you for this and if you have been treated but I would say that if you still have the dye that caused the reaction and still causing problems then it could be a good idea to get rid of it. In any case, I would rather tell you to be seen and have someone give you formal diagnosis and treatment before you do anything. This might be related to some other problems. ...Read more

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What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

Trauma: Psoriasis is a genetic or inherited disorder. Any type of trauma to the skin can trigger a psoriasis lesion to occur at that site. ...Read more

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Hair loss I am currently using the IUD mirena, and I have been noticing that my hair, which used to be thick long and healthy, has been thinning and coming out more. I thought the edges had came out because i had dyed my hair 2 weeks before getting a rela

Hair loss in females: You should see your local dermatologist for advice and a possible diagnosis. On-line speculation will only lead to further confusion or delay your presentation. Make your appointment today if you are worried. ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after alopecia?

Will my hair grow back after alopecia?

Alopecia areata: Up to 50 percent of patients who present with patchy alopecia areata experience spontaneous hair regrowth within one year. However, most will relapse. There are a variety of treatments for it, including topical and intralesional corticosteroids as well as some systemic therapies. ...Read more

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Do alopecia affect all the hair on a human body?

Do alopecia affect all the hair on a human body?

Usually not: Typically, alopecia refers to the loss of hair from your head. There is one form of alopecia where a person has no hair at all (not venen eyebrows!). This tends to be very rare. ...Read more

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What form of alopecia is it when u lose all hair even eyebrows?

What form of alopecia is it when u lose all hair even eyebrows?

Alopecia universalis: Alopecia refers to hair loss while universalis refers to whole body, including eyebrows. Totalis refers to loss of all scalp hair, which typically excludes facial hair. ...Read more

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Does using hair color is also a main cause in hairfall or alopecia?

Possible: Anything that alters hair protein (heat, chemicals, physical trauma) can weaken the hair and cause it to break off prematurely. ...Read more

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I had alopecia 22yrs ago which i lost all my hair, I have discovered I have bald patches appear again?

Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata and alopecia universalis can recur. The body mounts an immune response to the base of the hair follicle, causing the follicle to "turn off." intervention is recommended, which often will include topical or injected steroids. ...Read more

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I am 20 y/o male and I am losing my hair very significantly.It seems like normal alopecia and the roots are white when they fall.Please help me.

I am 20 y/o male and I am losing my hair very significantly.It seems like normal alopecia and the roots are white when they fall.Please help me.

Hair loss in 20 yo M: The question is what is the pattern of hair loss? Is it frontal, temporal and vertex like male pattern hair loss? Is there a family history of pattern hair loss? If the hair loss is diffuse from all over the scalp, particularly if all the roots are white, you need an exam by a dermatologist to see if this is another form of hair loss which may be caused by meds, stress, metabolic problems, etc. ...Read more

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Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help sometimes are 1.Minoxidil 2. Cortizone creams (more help with injections) and 3. ? Anthralin cream or ointment.) ...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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