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Doctor insights on: Does Doxycycline Cause Hair Loss

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Will all the medications from surgeries and the antibiotic (doxycycline hyciate) cause hair loss?

Depends: Hair loss can be a side effect of some medications. Without knowing what your medications are, it is hard to answer your question. Doxycycline in general does not list hair loss as its common side effects. On the other hand, the stress of surgery itself can affect your hormone status such that your hair growth and hair loss suffer an imbalance with end result of hair loss. ...Read more

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How common is hair loss on doxycyline?

How common is hair loss on doxycyline?

I doubt that: doxycycline is the cause. Most commonly it's some sort of hair trauma (such as coloring agents, curling agents, straighteners etc) or a systemic illness that could have been weeks to months ago. Check w/your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully.
Read all the instructions.
Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer".

Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. ...Read more

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Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Any trauma: To the hair can damage the hair protein and cause the hair to break off. These include heat, chemicals, physical trauma etc. The ionic hairdryer is no more or less a trauma than regular hairdryers. It's the heat that causes the damage. ...Read more

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What could cause hair loss at the age of 23?

Lots: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Which medications that I'm on could cause hair loss?

A variety of meds: There are a number of medications that can cause hair loss. In younger patients, the most common medications could include acne medications (isotretinoin), thyroid medications, and other hormones (including testosterone replacement). It would be most helpful to consult with a doc to see which one may be causing it. In most cases, drug-induced hair loss is reversible. ...Read more

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What are the causes for hair loss? How can I stop hair loss

What are the causes for hair loss? How can I stop hair loss

Hair loss: Can be stress, tight hair clips/bands, hormonal. Check thyroid, androgens, polycystic ovary disease, autoimmune disease, certain medications like b-blockers, amphetamines, low iron (anemia), low zinc levels, fatty acid deficiency, low protein diet, anoraxia/bulemia, recent childbirth, starting stopping birth control pills, and family pattern of hair. Follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I stop hair loss on the sides of my hair and what causes them?

How can I stop hair loss on the sides of my hair and what causes them?

Alopecia: There are many causes for hair loss, the most common being genetic. To determine if there is a correctable condition you should go and see a dermatologist. They may be able to help you out. ...Read more

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Can an IUD cause hair loss?

Yes: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can cause hair loss. Here is a study reference:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17900442. ...Read more

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Can scarring cause hair loss?

Can scarring cause hair loss?

Absolutely yes: And this is called cicatricial alopecia and has many causes ranging from trauma to surgery to infection to burns and more... ...Read more

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Does taking HGH cause hair loss?

Not likely, BUT..: But become knowledgable about taking hgh, whether it does anything positive for people and the aging process (i and almost all well-done studies say no). If one has a deficiency in hgh (rare), it may inc bone density, mm mass, increase exercise capacity, but does not increase strength. There r multiple risks: joint/mm pains, carpal tunnel, swelling, large breasts in males...Fagetabotit-:). ...Read more

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Could Duphaston cause hair loss?

Could Duphaston cause hair loss?

Duphaston: From my reading of the literature this is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can Spirolactone cause hair loss?

Spironlactone: This medication is a diuretic but is used often for hirsutism (hair growth in places you don't want), so in a way it can cause decrease in hair growth. There are many causes of hair loss, get some labs done to confirm you are not iron deficient for sure. If the hair loss started after starting the spironolactone, then it may be culprit for you. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss in infants?

What can cause hair loss in infants?

How old: It depends on the age. This could be normal hair loss. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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What could cause hair loss and bleeding?

What could cause hair loss and bleeding?

Hormonal imbalance: If you mean hair loss and bleeding from vagina it may be from hormonal imbalance, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What could cause hair loss in a teenager?

What could cause hair loss in a teenager?

Many possibilities: Many possible causes of hair loss including genetic inheritance, underlying medical disorder such as hypothyroid, anemia, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, reaction to meds, stress or trauma, over-processing or treatment with chemicals (ie: straighteners, dyes, perms), hair extensions or braids causing tension on roots or follicles, scalp conditions. ...Read more

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Vibramycin (Definition)

Vibramycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


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Vibra Tabs (Definition)

Vibra-Tabs is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more