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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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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


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Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medical problems, like a thyroid disorder, or can be caused by medications. You should see a dermatologist to have this checked out. ...Read more

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Possible cause of scalp acne?

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Possible cause of scalp acne?

Other: Other factors can also play a role such as blockage of the pores eg. With oils, irritation and infection of the hair follicles, hormonal changes etc. Different people are predisposed to acne in different areas. Some people get facial acne and others get back acne. ...Read more

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Can mild inflamation of scalp cause hair fall?

Can mild inflamation of scalp cause hair fall?

Yes: Any inflammation, infection...bacterial/fungus, vitamin and protein deficiency, hormonal changes cause hair loss. Chemicals...impurities in hair products also do it. ...Read more

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Can trychomycosis of scalp cause hair fall?

Can trychomycosis of scalp cause hair fall?

Yes: Axillae also? Black dots or nodules present? How was diagnosis arrived at? Treated? See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes scalp dryness and dandruff?

What causes scalp dryness and dandruff?

Dandruff: A yeast called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. But seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden patches of hair loss & thinning?

Hair loss: Any number of medical issues can have a bad effect on your hair. Start by seeing your doctor and if he/she thinks it necessary you will be referred to a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Overproduction of scalp sebum causes irritation in my scalp which leads to severe hair fall then.Hair fall only occur when there is more sebum. Im 20F?

Overproduction of scalp sebum causes irritation in my scalp which leads to severe hair fall then.Hair fall only occur when there is more sebum. Im 20F?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. If he/she finds no medical pathology that requires treatment,then I recommend that you consult a skilled hairdresser or beautician for evaluation of your hair condition and instruct you on scalp and hair care. ...Read more

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Hair loss: common causes?

Hair loss: common causes?

Genetic: The hair loss pattern is often genetic. A look at your parents may provide the answer. Thyroid diseases, iron deficiency, and stress may cause hair loss as well. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of sudden loss of facial and body hair on women?

What are possible causes of sudden loss of facial and body hair on women?

Alopecia Areata: The most common cause of sudden hair loss is called alopecia areata. This condition is unknown cause, but it is thought to be a temporary immune reaction against one's own hair follicles. Often seen in children in the spotty variant is known as alopecia areata. If the spots are everywhere it is known as alopecia totals. It is necessary to see a dermatologist for this diagnosis to be made correctly. ...Read more

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Can unbalanced ph of scalp causes hair fall?

Why do you ask?: Talk about "scalp pH" comes mostly from promoters of various cosmetics and "pop"/"miracle" remedies, and the usual word is "unbalanced" which is a meaningless term. I believe these are scams targeting people who know a little high-school chemistry. Please get your thyroid checked, and if loss is serious, get evaluated for telogen effluvium, malnutrition, alopecia areata, and general health. ...Read more

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What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

Many things: Hair loss over the axillae can be caused by alopecia areata or simply aging. ...Read more

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Is alopecia always associated with eyelash and eyebrows hair loss ?

Is alopecia always associated with eyelash and eyebrows hair loss ?

AREATA????: Do you mean ALOPECIA AREATA? There are a variety of different alopecias. Alopecia AREATA sometimes involves all or part of eyelashes or eyebrows Usually not. Nails may be pitted. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Baldness (Definition)

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