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I was eating slate pencils because of dis habit got hair loss so I left eating it still my hair fall has not stopped so what should I do tel me plzzzz?

I was eating slate pencils because of dis habit got hair loss so I left eating it still my hair fall has not stopped so what should I do tel me plzzzz?

Dietary deficiency: Hair loss, craving non-nutritive items like pencil lead are concerning for a severe nutritional/vitamin/mineral deficiency. Medical attention with laboratory testing is recommended to identify the deficiency. A physician is needed to make this evaluation. ...Read more

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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Black spots the size of a #2 pencil eraser, on scalp not from rogaine (minoxidil)? What's it from? Hair loss also toward the back of the scalp. What can it be?

Black spots the size of a #2 pencil eraser, on scalp not from rogaine (minoxidil)? What's it from? Hair loss also toward the back of the scalp. What can it be?

Fungal infection.: There is a form of fungal infection known as black dot tinea due to the fact that the broken hair at the site of the skin reveals a "black dot". Additionally fungal infection can definitely cause hair loss and progress rapidly if left untreated. Start using an over the counter shampoo containing selenium sulfide, but get to an md to evaluate your scalp and possibly perform a scraping for fungus. ...Read more

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I am currently suffering from hair fall. I've tried protein shampoos, scalp solutions and even eating healthier but it does not seem to work.?

I am currently suffering from hair fall. I've tried protein shampoos, scalp solutions and even eating healthier but it does not seem to work.?

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, etc, . ..). 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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I have been eating raw eggs and was on doxycycline for about 2 years once a day. Suddenly I started having hair fall a lot. My hair hurts a lot.

I have been eating raw eggs and was on doxycycline for about 2 years once a day. Suddenly I started having hair fall a lot. My hair hurts a lot.

Doctor should check: 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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I can stop my hair fall?

I can stop my hair fall?

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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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

Many reasons: Multiple reasons can cause hair loss such as weight loss, low iron levels, post-partum, thyroid problems. See your internist, dermatologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why does my hair fall out?

Why does my hair fall out?

Resting phase: Approximately 10% of hair follicles are in the 'resting phase' during which time the fall out to make room for new growth. Up to 100 hairs lost per day can be considered as normal. Infection, stress, nutritional deficiencies, certain diseases and hormone fluctuations can cause excessive hair loss. ...Read more

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How can we stop hair fall?

How can we stop hair fall?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) (available OTC) can be helpful in some cases. Some men are genetically redisposed to losing hair early in life. If your father, uncles, and/or older brothers are balding then you are probably predisposed. If not, consider having your thyroid checked. Hair loss can be very disturbing to a man, but remember it is a sign of virulence, and many women like bald men. ...Read more

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How do I control hair fall?

Natural process: Would speak to your doctor and see what medication would be best to decrease loss. ...Read more

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How can I stop my hair fall?

How can I stop my hair fall?

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 I can stop my hair fall?

How I can stop my hair fall?

Hair falling out: Please start with a clinic visit to your doctor.

I cannot answer much more because you do not give any information about age, male or female, and the list goes on.

If you can, please send a note giving me more information! ...Read more

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Solution to reduce hair fall?

Solution to reduce hair fall?

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, etc, . ..). 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 can I avoid my hair fall?

How can I avoid my hair fall?

Hair loss: Medical causes for hair loss could include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illnesses. For most people, it's because of genetic male pattern baldness. Hair loss can be worked up by one's primary care doctor. If no medical problems are found, then one can see a dermatologist and ask about Minoxidil and hair transplants. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My sister is hair fall problem?

My sister is hair fall problem?

Slope is: Hair loss related to multiple medical reason physical stress due to inter current illness hormonal increased androgens increased thyroid autoimmune disease malnutrition can all result hair loss. ...Read more

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How I can I stop my hair fall?

How I can I stop my hair fall?

See: See your dermatologist for evaluation because there are several causes for this. ...Read more

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My hair fall and white, what to do?

My hair fall and white, what to do?

More info: Please explain your question more. It is hard to understand. If your hair is falling out where and fit how long have you noticed this? ...Read more

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I have hair fall how can I stop it...?

Copper: Using copper containing shampoo twice weekly can help prevent hair loss. Also please have yourphysician check your iron levels. ...Read more

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What the solution to treat a hair fall?

What the solution to treat a hair fall?

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, etc, . ..). 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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Dr. I have hair fall problem what to do?

Get a check up: This could be some kind of hormonal imbalace. So get yourself a medical examination from your doctor.
He/she may check your thyroid function and your nutritional health to be sure that you are healthy and well nourished and your hormones are in good order. ...Read more

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Everyday how much hair fall is acceptable?

About 150 a day: We lose about 150 hairs a day. ...Read more

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Is there any diet to control the hair fall?

Is there any diet to control the hair fall?

Biotin supplement: Biotin supplement (5mg daily) can help. Otherwise diet won't make a huge difference as long as it's a balanced diet. ...Read more

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I m suffering from hair fall how to cure it?

I m suffering from hair fall how to cure it?

Medical evaluation n: You need medical evaluation to find the cause. Often it is due to Hormonal deficiency especially of Estrogen (in women) and Thyroid in either gender.
The cure/treatment will depend on the cause of Hair loss ...Read more

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What food is to be taken to reduce hair fall?

What food is to be taken to reduce hair fall?

Variety of calories: Eat enough calories (i.e. Avoid fad/crash diets) with variety of food choices, esp protein (chicken, fish, nuts, beans, eggs, meat), trace minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc and biotin (red meat, green leafy vegetables, shellfish, whole grains like cereal) and vitamins B6 (bananas, potatoes, spinach), B12 (meat, poultry, fish, dairy) and folic acid (citrus fruit, tomatoes, lentil/black beans.) ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and how to cure hair fall?

Hair Loss: The symptoms speak for themselves, hair loss. There are many reasons ranging from infections to autoimmune disease. The specialists for this are Dermatologists. That is who I suggest you see. ...Read more

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How to reduce hair fall, what should I include in my diet?

How to reduce hair fall, what should I include in my diet?

Eat healthy: Not many nutritional supplements have proven efficacy in preventing hair loss but vit A, which is essential for healthy skin cant be bad for hair as well. Atlantic cedar and Lavender have possible benefits as well but Many products like Co Q 10, Biotin have insufficient evidence, while Zinc has no benefit ...Read more

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Is it normal that my babys hair fall and thins as she grow, my babys 4 mnths?

Is it normal that my babys hair fall and thins as she grow, my babys 4 mnths?

Hair loss in infants: It can be normal for the infant to shed hair for the first 3-4 months after birth, however, you want to make sure there are no medical reasons for why the baby is shedding hair. Check with your pediatrician about the baby's nutritional status and developmental stages to make sure those are normal. Also, I noticed that you have joint aches and skin rash. Some diseases in mom can affect baby as well. ...Read more

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How to treat hair fall?

How to treat hair fall?

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, etc, . ..). 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 prevent hair fall?

How to prevent hair fall?

Need to know reason: There are a variety of possible reasons for hair loss. Your dermatologist can assist for your reason for hairloss and then help you to develop an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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