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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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Head injury from short fall, doctor diagnosed multiple sclerosis, given 3 doses of Rituximab, is the diagnosis and medication correct?

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

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Why im losing my hair it is not the rituximab?

Why im losing my hair it is not the rituximab?

Not usual: Rituximab is not usually associated with hair loss (alopecia). Chemotherapy (used with rituximab) for treating cancer is associated with alopecia. As are other underlying medical problems. ...Read more

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Why im losing my hair since I started using rituximab?

Don't know: Hair loss is not a common side effect of rituximab, but it is a potent medication. Other chemotherapeutic agents that you received weeks to months ago may be responsible for you hair loss. ...Read more

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Will you lose your hair if you get rituximab injection?

Will you lose your hair if you get rituximab injection?

Uncommon: It is uncommon to lose hair with Rituximab therapy. It can affect the immune system so theoretically, it can indirectly cause hair loss. However, I have never seen hair loss from Rituximab infusions. So my final answer would be unlikely. ...Read more

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Fell from 3ft high, had head injury, seizures & unconsciousness (2y back). Seizures repeat in mar-apr, had 3rd dose of RITUXIMAB, medication correct?

Fell from 3ft high, had head injury, seizures & unconsciousness (2y back). Seizures repeat in mar-apr, had 3rd dose of RITUXIMAB, medication correct?

Clarifcation: 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

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Excessive hair fall?

Excessive hair fall?

Evaluation: See your dermatologist for evaluation of course, then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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How to reduce hair fall?

How to reduce hair fall?

First...: First you have to find out what is causing it. Lots of things cause accelerated hair turnover, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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How to save my hair fall?

First, see the dr.: Get an evaluation from a Dr. and assure you have no underlying medical causes (such as thyroid disorders or anxiety) that can be treated for your thinning hair/hair loss. Thinning hair may also be genetically predisposing as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to control hair fall?

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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How to control hair fall?

How to control hair fall?

See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How to control hair fall?

How to control 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 (such as low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illnesses. Other causes may be: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, etc... ...Read more

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How to stop in hair fall?

How to stop in hair fall?

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

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What makes your hair fall out?

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

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What is solution of hair fall?

What is solution of hair fall?

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

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What makes your hair fall out?

What makes your hair fall out?

Hair fall out: There are so many causes of hair loss that it is not possible to correctly answer your question. In Cleveland there are many outstanding doctors who can examine you, decide what is wrong, and help you. ...Read more

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Iam geting lot of hair fall why?

Hair fall: 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

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I'm suffering from hair fall y so?

I'm suffering from hair fall y so?

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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Hello sir, what are remedies for hair fall in teenage?

Hello sir, what are remedies for hair fall in teenage?

Depends on cause: Stress can be a common cause for hair loss at any age. Other causes maybe certain chemicals people apply to the hair, waring weave in women and sometimes hormone abnormalities. A dermatologist or endocrinologist can help figure out the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Rituxan (Definition)

Rituxan is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Rituximab (Definition)

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