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Causes Of Thining Hair
What is the cause for thining hair, skin peeling/ cracking with itchness at both lower leg and cold extremities (since child). Any solutions?
Depends on cause...: 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, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
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
Syphilis, rarely: In its late stages, syphilis can cause "moth eaten alopecia", an irregular, patchy form of hair loss on the scalp. It is quite rare. If you are concerned and/or at risk, have a blood test for syphilis. But that's the only potential cause of STD-related hair loss. If it's a question of just general hair thinning, I'm confident it isn't due to any STD. ...Read more
No, it will not: cause thinning. Go ahead and pull them out. ...Read more
Diffuse thin hair all over the scalp, lost hairs near temples, sideburns and above sideburns, what could be the possible cause?
Might not be able to: There are a number of products that may help.For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more
Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sure: Based on phase of hair grow you can have differing strands. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Biotin: The over-the-counter supplement biotin is thought to help growth of hair and nails. ...Read more
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