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Does Aspirin Cause Your Hair To Fall Out
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
Hair Loss: Treatment of hair loss depends on the cause of your hair loss. There is male pattern hair loss which can be treated by rogaine (minoxidil) for men and propecia. Alopecia areata which is treated by cortisone injections. Telogen effluvium which is treated by B12 injections. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more
If a severe headache is localized at the top of your head, is this a cause for concern other than treatment with aspirin?
Why does my headache not go away with anything, it causes neck pain and pressure in my head. I take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, muscle relaxant nothing helps?
Can be Aurable....: For most people, dealing with a headache goes no further than taking a common over the counter medication, maybe relaxing for awhile, and the pain is gone. Bu, t there are some headaches that come with much more intensiveness, in clusters, or with vision and sensory distortions that simply defy the usual headache treatment remedies. Your needs will best be met by seeking out a headache specialist. ...Read more
Daughter has kawasaki's disease and is on baby aspirin. Had minor fall and hit head. Went to sleep complaining of stomach upset and threw up. Er visit?
Kawasaki: Sounds like ER visit if she is not feeling fine already. ...Read more
That can help with: Pain do you have any other symptoms? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting & extreme fatigue. If you believe you have a concussion please seek medical care. Seek emergency care >. ...Read more
Best to avoid:
If you are not already on Aspirin for another medical condition, it is best to use other medications for pain if you have an injury. If you are prescribed aspirin, you should discuss this with your doctor.
Remember, if Aspirin were invented today it would probably be used mainly as a blood thinner. ...Read more
Can Be: Aspirin interfers with platelet function, which is required to make a clot. If you take a lot of Aspirin and injure some of the veins along the surface of the brain, you can get a subdural hematoma which is pretty serious. Note a single dose is not usually a problem. Repeated doses where all of the platelets are effected can lead to easy bleeding. ...Read more
Why have I had a constant headache for the past 5 days that won't go away pressure in my head. I've tried all kinds of different aspirin nothing is helping
I: I am sorry that you are going through this. Different types of headaches include migraines, which are usually associated with visual symptoms, nausea, and vomiting; viral headaches, which are usually when a patient has other viral/cold symptoms; sinus headaches, which are often in the front portion of the head and are associated with sinus pressure and discharge; muscle tension headaches, that are all across the head, sometimes the neck, and relieved with advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or massage; and more serious causes of headaches. If a headache is new, persistent, associated with fever, vomiting, weakness, or rash, then the patient should be seen by a physician for evaluation. ...Read more
My head feels heavy after taking 325 mg aspirin for four days once a day. I feel a little confused as well.
Please Clarify: I would first think your symptoms would be related to whatever caused you to take Aspirin and not from the Aspirin itself. What is the rest of the story? ...Read more
Severe pain in lower rt back side of head. Worse when I bend or sometimes stand. Getting over flu. Aspirin not helping.
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
On the right side top of my head, should I take aspirin, when I cough, or bend over I felt the pain a little but anoid?
Head pain: A severe pain in the head with coughing or bending could have a simple source, such as sinus infection or pressure, or something serious like an aneurysm, a blood vessel that could burst and cause serious damage. Please check with your physician immediately, or if the pain becomes severe, go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Hit my head several hours ago getting into my car. Take 325 aspirin daily. Should I be concerned? It hurt pretty bad when I hit it, but no pain now.
Probably ok: If no loss of consciousness and no current symptoms I do not think there is cause for concern. In general, head trauma such as yours, does not itself cause bleeding unless there is a predisposition for a bleed. The aspirin can cause increased bleeding when there is a cause for a bleed. In this case, with no symptoms, I think you are okay but if any symptoms arise, go to nearest ED. ...Read more
Bad headache, aspirin isn't working, slight dizzyness. Pain shots from back of head, to the sides, to temples, back to the back?
Hit my head over 24 hours ago. I am on one aspirin daily prescribed by doctor a few weeks ago. Headache and sickness has gone. Should I see a doctor?
My dad hit the front of his head on the corner of a cabinet. He's on aspirin for essential thrombositosis. He appears normal. Should he go to ER?
No: I am going to assume there was no loss of consciousness and that he still appears well. ...Read more
I have migraines almost every day. Wake up with tightness in my head I try taking two extra strength bayer, (aspirin) by the evening it's a full blown migraine?
Or moh (medication overuse headache). Patients who use acute medications excessively to alleviate migraine are at risk for developing moh secondary to the chronic use of these medications. Even simple
analgesics such as Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) can produce moh. Is a complex condition that can be exacerbated by the physical or emotional stress.
Rec.: see headache or orofacial pain specialist asap. ...Read more
I have been having temple headaches for a few days, it feels like some one hit me in the head......i've been taking ibuprofen and aspirin....
Ongoing dull headache upper left side of head sometimes accompanied by pain in left temple. Aspirin does not cure. No light sensitivity. Fainting, etc?
Need headache diary: Whenever someone has a one sided headache one can think about migraines. Whenever anybody talks about constant dull pain one can think about tension type headaches especially without light sensitivity and other vegetative features. So it seems like you have a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You could use a headache specialist--- and should fill out a headache diary to get analyzed. ...Read more
I took 2 Bayer aspirin and 2 of the chewable tums and now don't feel good and keep getting head rushes and my vision keeps blurring what could be caus?
Explanation: Taking these medications together usually not giving a problems. Possible your condition related not these medications but your primary reason to take them. Think it over and hydrate yourself and rest. ...Read more
I played tag outside 10 days ago. Since then, my head hurts if I shake left/ right/up/down. Tried aspirin/Tylenol& rest. No change in condition. : (
Tag at your age?: Ok hope you had fun, did you get tagged real hard in the head? If not might be dehydrated from the day spec. If in the sun, drink some water/gatoraid, take excedrin and rest with ice pack to head, quiet room, if worse than ever, blurred vision, imbalance go to er [have someone take you] you better not smoke or your doomed ...Read more
I have a head ache that is causing nausea. I took 2 aspirin at 4:30pm and again at 9:30pm without relief, in fact it is getting worse. Is it safe to take 1/2 of a vicoden on top of the aspirin?
Yes: But this sounds like a migraine and taking vicodins or lots of Aspirin for migraines I can't recommend. Look into preventive and more specific remedies. Sometimes the Aspirin and vicodins and other pain remedies can actually start to cause headaches...We call these rebound headaches. Also both Acetaminophen and asa can cause gastritis so watch out there. ...Read more
Hard hit to the head 2 days ago. Got CT scan 2 hours after. Clear. Took 2 baby aspirin today on accident. Should I be worried? Do I have a concussion?
Possible: Glad to hear the CT scan was "clear". Take it slow and let your brain recover from the hit. Typical symptoms for concussion include headache, dizziness, nausea, changes in thinking and several others. If you notice any of these schedule follow up appt with your doc. Take care. ...Read more
Hve had a headache all day. Took aspirin, aleve (naproxen) and bc powder still hurts. Mainly on right front of head. Stabbing pains off and on? What is it?
A bad headache: That is not responding to home remedies needs professional physician evaluation. There are many things that may cause that kind of headache from sinus infections to things inside the skull like blood. Baropressure headaches from weather changes also play a role. Seek help from your physician ...Read more
I have pain that has been going from my left side of my neck, around my ear, and along the left side of my head to temporal lobe, I currently take ibuprofen, fish oil, and aspirin. I received steroid injections at l3/4 for lower back pain on 3/6. I was
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
Possibly: In addition to a scalp rash it is possible to experience hair loss with contact dermatitis to hair dye. However dying or bleaching hair can also damage hair and cause hair loss. See a doctor preferably one experienced in contact dermatitis for evaluation such as a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more
Possible: All beta blockers can cause that side effect. ...Read more
Can elavil (amitriptyline) cause your hair to fall out? I'm taking it for vulvodynia and my hair is thinning and I see it all over the floor in my home.
It's not likely: That Elavil (amitriptyline) is causing ur hair loss. It's not known even among the rare side effects. However, please go back as soon as u can 2 the doctor who prescribed it 2 u 2 discuss the hair loss issue & Elavil (amitriptyline) concern 2 have it checked up. S/he might refer you to a dermatologist consultation for further evaluation & help. Take care and best wishes. ...Read more
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