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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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Hairloss 10mnth now and eyebrows anf eyelashe scalp biopsy normal. dermatology say fungus infection. y im still lossing my hair and eyebrows.

Hairloss 10mnth now and eyebrows anf eyelashe scalp biopsy normal. dermatology say fungus infection. y im still lossing my hair and eyebrows.

Fungus on biopsy?: The biopsy should have shown fungus, if it is present. How long have you been treated with the antifungals? Have you had any bloodwork? Eyebrows and eyelash involvement merit a work up including thyroid, ferritin, and ANA, especially since your other symptoms include fatigue and headache. ...Read more

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Plz i have hairloss problem dermatology could find reason of it. i want to put hair colour on my hair is it ok or will make more hairlloss.

Plz i have hairloss problem dermatology  could find reason of it. i want to put hair colour  on my hair is it ok or will make more hairlloss.

Hair loss is: typically not caused by hair dye. I would consider supplements to help hair growth. And I would make appointment with dermatologist to determine cause of hair loss (check labs and consider biopsy of scalp to find cause). Again gentle hair dyes should not cause hair loss, but need to find out why you are losing hair ...Read more

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Visited Dermatology ,possible DLE in Ears and Scalp,slight Loss of Hair about 100 a day.Blood test and Urine Normal would both tests confirm if SLE?

Visited Dermatology ,possible DLE in Ears and Scalp,slight Loss of Hair about 100 a day.Blood test and Urine Normal would both tests  confirm if SLE?

Doubt SLE: Discoid lupus seldom heralds systemic lupus unless you feel as bad systemically as lupus patients do. With negative anti-nucler antibodies, systemic lupus is extremely unlikely. ...Read more

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Is there "real" help for hair loss for women?  2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Will stabilize: The hair will return over a period of 6 months but rogaine (minoxidil) could be used in interval as stimulant to hair growth. Suggest checking blood for thyroid status, as well as iron levels. These can contribute to hair loss. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Hair Loss: Hair is a protective adaptation of the body to the elements. Hair loss may be a result of numerous factors which may include, genetics, metabolic or exposure to a toxic environment. Medical treatment includes minoxidil, spirinolactone, propecia, (finasteride) etc... There are surgical options which includes implants. Laser therapy may help. Alternative remedies such as fo-ti may also be of help. ...Read more

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Hw to stop hair loss?

Hw to stop hair loss?

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, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss?

How to stop hair loss?

Hair loss.: hair loss has many different causes, anemia, low or high thyroid function, low vitamin levels, genetics, medications etc. you need to see a doctor to get some blood work and find the cause of hair loss and treat it accordingly. Meanwhile you may take some multivitamins. ...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


Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more