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Does Hair Fall Out More In Summer
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
You are normal: Every day hundreds of hair follicles fall out and new hairs grow back. If you are young and hairs don't grow back then see your doctor. As you age less and fewer hairs will grow back...this is part of the aging process and genetically determined...blame your mother's father for your hair line. ...Read more
I have hair fall for almost 5yrs, but b4 it was ok and stopped for almost 3yrs, now it came back and hair fall's more than 10 strands. Why is dat?
see below: You can have as much as 100 strands of hair per day, but rate of hair growtj should match this. If you notice that this is not the case, then you may need to see your dr. Medical problems such as iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, elevated vitamin a , male pattern baldness, etc should be ruled out. Take care. ...Read more
When my hair is long, I find out that the tendency of my hair fall increases rather than having a short hair. Does long hair cause more hair fall?
Long hair should not cause your hair to fall out. It seems to be in vogue for men and women.
I would start with a visit to a hair stylist — they can check things out, direct you, and likely sell you appropriate gels atc.
Expensive? — probably.
Worthwhile? — almost certainly. ...Read more
Separate problems.: The real name for "dandruff" is seborrheic dermatitis. Effective otc shampoos all contain either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or a combination of them, so look for those ingredients. Dandruff does not cause hair loss, so that is a separate issue, with many possible causes. Your dermatologist will have to run some tests to determine the cause. ...Read more
Sir am 20 yr gal. My hair fall... Oh my god I couldn't describe. My hair s so silky and soft. Bt my hair s falling more. Plz help me sir. Thanku...
See a dermatologist: There are a variety of disorders and meds which can cause this. When you go, bring all pills, birth control, vitamins, herbs that you may have used. Be prepared to know about your menst. Periods. Any fevers or surgery, or injuries in last 6 months? Any weight change? Any change in breasts? ...Read more
Facing pattern hair lost and lost more than 40% hairs in 6 months. Started minoxidil 5% and hair fall has increased. Is it a good sign? 24yrs male
Hello dr, want my hairs more thick more shiny and more long and dandruff free, what shampoo you prefer I am using von and sunsilk hair fall solution.
I have been experiencing hair loss for the past few months. It happens when I wash my hair. More than a hundred fall off each time. What's the issue?
50-150.: On average, we are expected to lose 50-150 hairs daily. But if this seems different from your norm, then you could see your doctor for some blood testing and hair analysis. ...Read more
I'm on a diet & I lost 35 kg during 1 year & 1/2
I face a problem with my hair fall I know that injection hair treatment is more efficient that pills?
Overproduction of scalp sebum causes irritation in my scalp which leads to severe hair fall then. Hair fall only occur when there is more sebum. I'm 20F?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. If he/she finds no medical pathology that requires treatment, then I recommend that you consult a skilled hairdresser or beautician for evaluation of your hair condition and instruct you on scalp and hair care. ...Read more
Not to fret.: This loss is fine. Losing up to 100 hairs a day is normal. See: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/tc/hair-loss-topic-overview#1 ...Read more
Hi! I am 17 weeks pregnant and being with more hair fall what to do, I decided to make the short seal, is this ok or my hair will not grow. Thanks?
Hello doctor, I want my hairs shiny, strong and much longer quickly, I am using sunsilk hair fall solution, is there any international shampoo?
No: Go to a salon with good products. They can help you. No magic shampoo, cream, treatment that is best for everyone than anything else. ...Read more
Helo. I m 23 yr. I hv thyroid. N i hv hair fall. But now I could c i hv gray hair. Not 1 or 2 its more. Pls help. I don't want to do hair color. Proper treatmt?
Gray hair: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying- we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty ...Read more
I had a 6week miscarriage2 days back . I had noticed that my nails were more brittle and hair fall i never had these during my first pregnancy?
I have alopecia areata. My family dr just prescribed me levothyroxine. My hormone level was a 5. Will this med cause my hair to fall out a lot more.
I have more hair fall for last 5 months even I don't have dandruff, fever, iron deficiency, thyroid, tension job, please suggest me?
Few common ones: Severe and prolonged illness, chemo, medication/withdrawal of such (i. E ocps), and following pregnancy are few common examples of causes of hair loss(falling-out). These will grow back in time. U lose about 150 hair per day, but those with longer hair and braid/tie their hair see fall-out more during showering because the fallen hair are still held in tie until release/shower/brushing. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Depends on the cause: Genetic hair loss in men is typically caused by the action of Dht on hair follicles. The best over the counter treatment is minoxidil, however prescription Finasteride will work well to help block the conversion of testosterone to dht. The combination of Minoxidil and Finasteride works well, so see your doctor. Scalp inflammation can also cause issues, so see your doctor if your scalp is itching. ...Read more
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