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Could it be something bad if I have alopecia?

Could it be something bad if I have alopecia?

Cosmetic: The only internal association alopecia aerate is occasional thyroid inflammation .Otherwise ot is limited to a cosmetic issue and is treatable. ...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


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I have alopecia and is bleaching and dying my hair a bad idea?

I have alopecia and is bleaching and dying my hair a bad idea?

Likely: Adding any Chemicals to your hair/scalp can potentially make it more brittle. Consult with a dermatologist before doing it. ...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 ?

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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Does anyone no what low pottasium , low sulphate and low red cells all mean , had sudden alopecia , dizziness , nusea bad heads , thank u ?

Does anyone no what low pottasium , low sulphate and low red cells all mean , had sudden alopecia , dizziness , nusea bad heads , thank u ?

Depends on how low: The condition depends on the degree of reduction and duration of the reduction low potassium could cause weakness on mild weakness if it is slightly low and more serious if it is very low.Changes in sulfate take more lo and little longer time.Red cell lowering also somewhat similar to that of sulphate ...Read more

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Chances of going bald if bad thyroid?

Chances of going bald if bad thyroid?

Increased: A low thyroid function, untreated cn cause hair loss. But with proper thyroid meds your hir loss due to thyroid will stabilize. Genetic hair loss i'll not be affected. ...Read more

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Pain at the center of my scalp. Hurts really badly! am I going bald there?

Pain at the center of my scalp. Hurts really badly! am I going bald there?

Infection: This can represent an infection on the scalp from either bacteria or fungus if there is localized swelling. However if the scalp is clear, this could represent pain from inflammation of an artery or pain form inside the head. If the scalp is normal see md for evaluation and testing.If scalp is inflammed you will need oral medications. ...Read more

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Can Minocycline HCl 100mg cause baldness or any bad side effects?

Should not: Minicycline should not cause baldness. The most common side effect of this class of medications is photosensitive so you should use sunscreen or cover yourself while taking this medication. As in any medications, the list of side effects is long. If you suspect any out-of-the ordinary symptoms, come check it out with a local physician to be examined thoroughly. ...Read more

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What explanation would answer extreme hair loss? Im only 20 years old. The hair loss is really bad and I can see bald patches on my hair line.

SEVERE HAIRLOSS: HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN GOING ON? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? IF ITS PATCHY HAIR LOSS, IT MAY BE A CONDITION CALLED ALOPECIA AREATA. PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST AND SOON ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more