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Does Lice Make Your Hair 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 follicles: By adversely affecting the hair follicles.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any kind of: trauma (heat, chemical, physical) can damage hair protein and make it break off, which you would think is "falling out". Be as gentle with your hair as possible. See a dermatologist if you have concerns. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Yes, it can: Cirrhosis can cause hair loss indirectly. In mild liver disease, however, hair loss (alopecia) may not be experienced. A scarred liver causes the body to lose many nutrients, most notably proteins and hormones, that are needed to maintain healthy hair. The hair is constantly being lost and replaced, which is tipped over towards more loss than formation of hair in cirrhosis. ...Read more
Hair grows slower.: That's a tough question. The answer is that your hair is just growing slower. Hair has 3 phases of growth. It grows, then it stops growing and then a new hair grows in and the old hair falls out. That is why you always have some short hairs. With low thyroid, the hair will fall out but the new hair takes longer to grow in or doesn't grow. So the overall effect is thinning hair. ...Read more
Hair follicles: Many chemotherapy drugs are active because they are more likely to damage cells that are growing and dividing rapidly, such as tumor cells. Other cells that rapidly divide can sometimes be damaged and lead to side effects. Hair loss with certain chemotherapy drugs is due to damage to the hair follicle cells by the chemotherapy. ...Read more
Adipex: Hair loss is not a listed side effect for adipex in the physician's desk reference. However, several anecdotal reports found online. More common side effects: dizziness, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation; more severe (see doc!) include severe headache, slurred speech, seizure, weakness on one side, vision changes. Pulm HTN most severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair: Good question to which there is no immediate answer. If you have a haircut when needed see what the barber says. If you don't like that suggestion please see your primary doctor. He/she may think it best to refer you to a dermatologist. If you can please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Is it normal for a child's hair to fall when pulling hair bands out or someone pulling their hair?
Hair falling : Of course if the hair band is tight or the hair is pulled by force, the hair can fall off. Try to avoid tight rubber hair bands & don't allow any one to pull her hair. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 32 facing severe hair fall and my scalp gets oily a day after hair wash.facing lice problem too. Pls help and what are the causes and how to fix?
Hair loss: Can be nutritional low iron, biotin ,zinc due to hypothyroidism,polycystic ovarian syndrome, infection like ringworm( fungus) autoimmune disease like Lupus, or autoimmune process like alopecia areata or genetic. Could try well balanced diet with lots of greens , shampoo like Nizoral and follow up with dermatology ...Read more
Any other kind of bug besides lice that can be in hair? Hair loss recently, all blood work normal- im seeing weird greenish/black things on strands
Head lice 6 mos. ago. Got rid w/metal nit comb/conditioner every 3 days, 2 weeks. Did all the combing induce some hair loss i now see 6 mos later?
Can rid lice treatment cause perminate hair thinning/ hair loss? My three year old and I have experianced difuse hair loss shortly after using Rid. I left my treatment on longer then 10 minutes and my head was tingly for 3 weeks.
Can lice shampoo if left on to long cause perminate hair thinning and hair loss? On a 26 year old and a 3 year old little girl? My whole head of hair is damaged after using lice treatment and straightening my hair the next day.
THINK: Hair straightening is notorious for damaging hair. The hair becomes brittle and breaks off. It will still grow back. If you must use a "relaxer" be very careful. ...Read more
Yes!: Lice are small insects that live in hair and nest there. The eggs can hatch later even if shampoo has killed all the live bugs. Even if you have eliminated them from the hair, others can always re-infest if you come into contact with clothing, hats, combs, or other people who are still infested. It's important to wash all clothes, bedding, and other items that the whole family has used as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find nits: Nits are the tear drop shaped, whitish egg casings of lice found attached to hair. Lice can be present for 10 days before maturing enough to lay eggs. The tiny lice are seldom seen. If your scalp itches a lot & you find nits you have lice. But you could also have them before the nits show up. ...Read more
No: No product or method destoys all of the eggs and hatched lice with single treatment. There are treatments which include chemicals, natural products, combs, shaving, hot air, and silicone-based lotions. All effective treatments require a two-fold process of killing both the adult lice and the eggs. Generally the eggs (nits) need to be manually picked off 1 by 1 in order to ensure all are removed. ...Read more
Hallucination : Unfortunately people can have hallucinations about lice being in their hair or other bugs on their skin. When a person is very affected, this is called delusions of parasitosis or ekbom's syndrome. Here is a bit more information: http://delusion.Ucdavis.Edu/delusional.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicated shampoos &: Shampoos containing pyrethrin (rid, others) or Permethrin (nix) are usually the first option used to combat lice infestations. These work best if you follow the directions very closely. This is the easy part. Decontaminating your home (bedding, hats, furniture) can be a bit or work. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lice/ds00368. ...Read more
Not if there are: still nits attached to hair near scalp. Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two approaches: There are several over the counter lice shampoos on the market. These work in some cases but prescription products may also me needed in resistant cases. Using a stout vinegar (pickling or apple vinegar) as a thorough wash afterward can loosen the egg casings & permit easier removal with a nit comb. Re-treatment is often needed if any nits remain. ...Read more
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