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Does Your Hair Fall Out With Rituxan
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
Head injury from short fall, doctor diagnosed multiple sclerosis, given 3 doses of Rituximab, is the diagnosis and medication correct?
See below: The diagnosis of MS can be rather complex, as several other entities need to be excluded, and the MS does need confirmation. But assuming diagnosis is correct, the drug Rituxamab would actually be a rather terrific choice. Cannot confirm your diagnosis based on information provided. ...Read more
Fell from 3ft high, had head injury, seizures & unconsciousness (2y back). Seizures repeat in mar-apr, had 3rd dose of RITUXIMAB, medication correct?
Not clear why Rituximab would be used for a head injury, yet, you do describe post-traumatic epilepsy.
Are you taking any true anti-epileptic medications?
Not sure how to approach your issues with the current information. The Best due to complexities to have a Concierge virtual visit to provide better answers. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 (such as low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illnesses. Other causes may be: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read more
Hair loss: Person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity or family history of hair loss asks: How to stop in hair fall? ANS: Find cause and correct. Send more information next time. Make a family tree men and women with pictures at your age and see if it runs in your family. In some balding even gallops. It that is the case live with it. Nothing you can do except get a rug/wig. ...Read more
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
Hair falling out: F asks what is solution to hair fall? ANS: find the cause and treat it. How do you find cause? See your Dr who will take detailed medical history, do a careful medical exam and order lab tests. Be certain you are not using shampoo recently found to cause hair to fall out. Google for that. ...Read more
Uncommon to have hair fall out at your age unless you and your hairstylist have been using different approaches to your hair care.
Start by letting your stylist know your problem and if the answer doesn't help you I would have your doctor refer you to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Hair loss.: If your hair loss seems premature and/or excessive, you can present to your doctor for relevant blood testing (thyroid, vitamin levels, glucose and such) and perhaps a hair analysis should the blood testing not reveal a cause (other than just genetically-mediated loss, of course). ...Read more
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