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Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Dr. Foster Carr
1,415 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Stuart Janousky Dr. Janousky
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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4 y/o with bald spot on back of head. Scalp seems normal no itching at all but getting bigger. Causes? Pediatrician or Dermatology visit in order?

4 y/o with bald spot on back of head. Scalp seems normal no itching at all but getting bigger.  Causes?  Pediatrician or Dermatology visit in order?

Bald spot: Many possible causes including simply being on his/her back too much. I would advise seeing the baby's pediatrician first, they should be able to determine the cause and generally you should be able to see your pediatrician a lot sooner than a dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Candace Spann Dr. Spann
Dermatology
17 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Glynis Ablon Dr. Ablon
Dermatology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Richard Feinstein Dr. Feinstein
Dermatology
49 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What is good for hair loss?

What is good for hair loss?

Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss.Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read more

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Dr. Jessica Khan Dr. Khan
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
28 years in practice
University of the Philippines College of Medicine
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What causes female hair loss?

What causes female hair loss?

Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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I am suffering from hair loss?

I am suffering from hair loss?

Hair Loss: You may have male pattern hair loss. Treatment of this type of hair loss is with rogaine (minoxidil) for men and the oral medication propecia. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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How to protect from hair loss?

How to protect from hair loss?

Different options: Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented. Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that do not damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. David Geffner Dr. Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
50 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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I need a solution to my hair loss.

Exam: Hormonal testing is important: Us of dilute minoxidil ( Rogiane) may be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman Dr. Altman
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I have hair loss . What should I do?

I have hair loss . What should I do?

See a dermatologist: There are many different reasons for hair loss. A thorough history, including family history and physical, list of medications, supplements, etc. Is needed. You may need some bloodwork. With any type of hair loss, the earlier it is treated, the better the results. It is possible for a 21 year old male to lose hair in a male pattern distribution. All meds work better at keeping hair you have. ...Read more

Dr. Glynis Ablon
1,226 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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