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What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your hair thick, eat well (fruit, vegetables, and protein) and take a multivitamin. If that doesn't work, you might try taking Folic Acid or biotin which are essential ingredients for hair growth. Thyroid or other medical problems may also thin hair. Read more

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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Doctor told me to use elocom mometasone furoate lotion for 1 week cuz I have dandruff issues does this cause hair loss or any dangerous side effect?

Not really: The time is short that you are using the medicine. It will not cause any significant problem in this time period especially dangerous one. Note that dandrufff is a long term problem. You will more than one week of treatment. Ask your doctor how to treat it once it is under control for the long term. Read more

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What is the main cause of dandruff? I barely had any, but now the number of dandruff in my head is intolerable. I'm also suffering so much hair loss.

What is the main cause of dandruff? I barely had any, but now the number of dandruff in my head is intolerable. I'm also suffering so much hair loss.

Dry skin: Dandruff is flakes of skin, so dry skin on the scalp causes dandruff. Measures to keep your skin in good health, and conditioner on your hair can help. See a dermatologist for specific advice. Read more

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I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

Maybe (seborrhea): 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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Does dandruff lead to hair loss always?

Does dandruff lead to hair loss always?

Dandruff: Not if you keep your hair clean under the shower. If you are showering but still have dandruff please see a dermatologist. Read more

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My problem is hair loss and dandruff wht should I do?

My problem is hair loss and dandruff wht should I do?

Get treated: The hair loss certainly could be related to a scalp infection causing your dandruff, so it best to treat the dandruff/infection. Try head and shoulders medicated shampoo to start and see a dermatologist if the condition does not improve, as there are other causes too that may cause hair loss. Best wishes. Read more

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I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss. Why?

I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss. Why?

See a doctor: You need a detailed evaluation. Cannot diagnose over the internet. Most common cause of hair loss is genetic, but unusual at 18 yo. Need to see you to diagnose. Read more

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Will flucinonide. 05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem? Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff? How long does it take for it work?

Will flucinonide. 05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem? Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff? How long does it take for it work?

Steroid for dandruff: Dandruff is flaking scalp skin cells, and is caused by either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. It is not dry scalp. Both conditions may occur on the face and elsewhere. If hairloss occurs it iis temporary., shampoos are often helpful, like those that contain coal tar, or antifungals, as are topical steroids, like Fluocinonide solution 0.05%, when used regularly. Read more

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How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter. Food to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter. Food to prevent hair loss?

What I find helpful: What I find helpful, which isn't food is baby oil, I have very bad dandruff especially in the winter time is baby oil, (we also use this method in the nursing home for the elderly patients and it works well!) 1) wet your hair, 2) apply and rub in baby oil in hair, 3) rinse out and use regular shampoo to get the baby oil smell out. Hope this helps! Read more

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What is the use of flucinonide. 05% soln for hair/scalp? Is it for dandruff or stop hair loss?

What is the use of flucinonide. 05% soln for hair/scalp? Is it for dandruff or stop hair loss?

Steroid: Fluocinonide is a potent topical steroid and as a solution, it can be used in the scalp (avoids creams and ointments that mess up the hair). It is an anti-inflammatory drug--to reduce inflammation. So if you have red, itchy scalp or a condition that causes round patches of hair loss (alopecia areata) it can be used for that. For routine hair loss or mild dandruff, it might not be the right med. Read more

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I'm losing my hairs and im 21 years old. I have dandruff in my hairs. Please tell me what can I do to prevent hair loss.?

Hair issues: Thinning hair or hair falling out can be caused by several conditions, including but not limited to thyroid disorders, stress, or scalp infections to name a few. Since you have dandruff, there may be an underlying scalp infection, so best to see a dr. For an evaluation and treatment. Good luck to you. Read more

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Hair loss from past 5 years. I have noticed that my skin is oily and have dandruff problem too. Any solutions for hair growth?

Hair loss from past 5 years. I have noticed that my skin is oily and have dandruff problem too. Any solutions for hair growth?

Hormonal Imbalance: Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Thyroid hormone disorders are notorious for causing hair loss. Imbalance in sex hormones can also be implicated. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss. Take care. Read more

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I am suffering from hair loss for the past two years. My volume has considerably reduced. Nd I have dandruff. I smoke daily and masturbate too.

I am suffering from hair loss for the past two years. My volume has considerably reduced. Nd I have dandruff. I smoke daily and masturbate too.

If I recommended: Giving up one of the two, i'd stop smoking. Your hair loss is genetic, but inhaling toxic fumes and carbon monoxide can't be healthy for hair growth or anything else! Unfortunately, masturbation doesn't grow hair on your head or your palms. Dandruff, however, can be cured by use of good dandruff shampoos like tegrin, selsun blue, or others. Use rogaine (minoxidil) for hair loss--now available without rx. Read more

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How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

Cause for Hair loss: You need to find out why you are losing hair. Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance such as thyroid or sex hormones. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss Take care Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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