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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Should I see a dermatologist for hair loss when it started after I removed the nuvaring? My thyroid and iron panels are normal and endo dr. is stumped

Should I see a dermatologist for hair loss when it started after I removed the nuvaring? My thyroid and iron panels are normal and endo dr. is stumped

Not yet...: It is likely that your body just needs time to adjust. Normal fluctuations to achieve balance could be affecting your hair growth and loss. Give your body time to get use to not having the NuvaRing, ensure you are eating a balanced diet, exercising and trust your endocrinologist and gynecologist to advise on when or if you might need a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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What kind of dermatologist specializes in hair loss and nails problems?

What kind of dermatologist specializes in hair loss and nails problems?

Hair nails : All dermatologists can take care of you and if they can not treat your problem they will refer you to one that can treat you. ...Read more

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Does consulting and treatment from dermatologist really prevents hair loss if no heredity ? Thank you sir.

Does consulting and treatment from dermatologist really prevents hair loss if no heredity ? Thank you sir.

No: A dermatologist can not prevent hair loss. However, there are many recommendations and interventions we make that can minimize hair loss, and help regrow some of what has already been lost. ...Read more

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Before you as a dermatologist recommend a new hair loss product to a patient, what things would you want to know/ask manufacturer about this product?

Before you as a dermatologist recommend a new hair loss product to a patient, what things would you want to know/ask manufacturer about this product?

What drugs work: I would want to know the cost of the product, the duration of treatment for an effect to occure, the adverse side effects of the product and whether of not, if the product is stopped, the hair will fall out again. I would also want to know if there are any scientific studies supporting the use of this product and comparing it to alternative treatments. ...Read more

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Due to hair loss, dermatologist recom. 5 grams of Biotin day. Was taking 10,000 mcg already-can't find 5 gram bottles. Did I hear wrong-otr test pndng?

Due to hair loss, dermatologist recom. 5 grams of Biotin day. Was taking 10,000 mcg already-can't find 5 gram bottles. Did I hear wrong-otr test pndng?

Find a competent der: Biotin is a useless waste of money. You failed to indicate a diagnosis. Do you have one? Androgenetic alopecia? Due to med or illness? There may be something to help you, but biotin is not it. Maybe there is no effective remedy. Go to a better dermatologist. ...Read more

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What tests does a dermatologist do to determine reasons for hair loss in a woman?

What  tests does a dermatologist do to determine reasons for hair loss in a woman?

Hair Loss: Your doctor may perform blood tests to determine if you have a medical condition that causes hair loss, such as thyroid disease, diabetes or lupus. When a diagnosis is difficult to confirm, your doctor may perform a punch biopsy. During this test, the doctor uses a circular tool to remove a small section of your scalp skin's deeper layers. ...Read more

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I am 27 year old woman. I am recently started to suffer from hair loss.
Visited Dermatologist and she prescribed me to use Morr F3% at night dail?

I am 27 year old woman. I am recently started to suffer from hair loss. <br/>Visited Dermatologist and she prescribed me to use Morr F3% at night dail?

Minoxidil/Finasterid: While I was not able to locate Morr F3 at www.drugs.com, it does appear to be a combination of Minoxidil (blood pressure lowering drug) & Finasteride (prostate shrinking & hair loss med). Both are traditionally used in men suffering from hair loss. However, Finasteride is Category X in women trying to conceive. So make sure you're using appropriate birth control (i-Pill doesn't count). ...Read more

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Who is a dermatologist in the pittsburgh area who can help me with my 22 year old femal hair loss?

Who is a dermatologist in the pittsburgh area who can help me with my 22 year old femal hair loss?

Skin docs in Pittsb.: Try looking in the doctor directory on healthtap! the highest docscore dermatologist in pittsburgh is dr judith small (https://www.Healthtap.Com/#experts/7625981-dr-judith-small ). An even higher docscore dermatologist is in nearby clairton: dr. John zitelli (https://www.Healthtap.Com/#experts/7788136-dr-john-zitelli ). ...Read more

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Male 22, experiencing hair loss. Any advice/tips? Also is it ok to see an internal medicine dr or only dermatologist?

Male 22, experiencing hair loss. Any advice/tips? Also is it ok to see an internal medicine dr or only dermatologist?

Your choice: All men lose the hair on our temples at your age. How fast you develop classic male pattern baldness correlates pretty well with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. Any licensed physician can prescribe the meds that slow it down. For surgical / other options, you'll need a specialist. 95% of looking good for a man is his physical fitness, regardless of where there is or isn't hair. ...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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What would a dermatologist prescribe a 25 year old woman with moderate hormonal hair loss? Topical recommendations are appreciated.

What would a dermatologist prescribe a 25 year old woman with moderate  hormonal hair loss? Topical recommendations are appreciated.

First a derm would: need to find out the cause of the hair loss to determine best treatment. I do love oral supplements like viviscal, but would need to see your hair loss to determine topicals. OTC rogaine (minoxidil) for women can't hurt, but see derm for answers ...Read more

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How much mcg of Biotin should a 15 year old take for hair loss. I've been losing a lot of hair & a dermatologist suggested to take biotin. ?

How much mcg of Biotin should a 15 year old take for hair loss. I've been losing a lot of hair & a dermatologist suggested  to take biotin. ?

Suggest you see : your pediatrician, and have them Reglan (metoclopramide) hwork up your thyroid gland. You can take 2000 to 5000 µg a day of biotin no problem for hair thinning.However if you have excessive hair loss, you need to look at the cause of why this is happening, not just treat the symptoms. This could be related to stress, adrenals, or your thyroid gland.So talk to your doctor first before spending any money on biotin. ...Read more

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I am a male and recently developed 3 patches of hair loss. My dermatologist prescribed Fluocinonide 0.05%, but I read online that it's ineffective?!

Hair loss.: Forget what you read online and listen to your dermatologist. If things don't clear up soon please revisit your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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