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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera ...Read more

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I've alopecia taking levo 25 for hypothyroid got steroid injections but my hair falling out in clumps what blood test I should do what's the solutions?

I've alopecia taking levo 25 for hypothyroid got steroid injections but my hair falling out in clumps what blood test I should do what's the solutions?

Not much: unfortunately if your thyroid and your iron level are normal and you still have hair loss, there is not much you can find out in terms of blood test. Is this alopecia areata? it is linked to thyroid disease, which you are being treated for already. ...Read more

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14wks pregnant taking levothyroxin 50 have hypothyroid from 2month hair falling out in clumps what should I do taking prenatal daily soon will be bald?

14wks pregnant taking levothyroxin 50 have hypothyroid from 2month hair falling out in clumps what should I do taking prenatal daily soon will be bald?

Pregnancy can: Lead to hair loss, which usually returns after delivery. Hypothyroidism leads to hair breakage, not loss -- and the hair will grow out normally after your thyroid level is normalized with brand name replacement only. Have your thyroid level checked at intervals during your pregnancy, as your needs for replacement can change frequently during this time. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain nausea nose sores mouth sores malaise for 9 months now hair falling out in clumps. ANA pos but SM and DNA neg. my rheum dk why help?

Severe joint pain nausea nose sores mouth sores malaise for 9 months now hair falling out in clumps. ANA pos but SM and DNA neg. my rheum dk why help?

Possible lupus: Your symptoms do sound rheumatologic in nature more specifically systemic lupus erythematosus. Unclear about the nausea but rest may be related to lupus. You do not necessarily need to have positive Sm or DNA antibodies. ...Read more

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Age:14, my hair falls out. Not in clumps and i don't have any bald spots. I straighten my hair once a week at 410° degrees. Help!?

Age:14, my hair falls out. Not in clumps and i don't have any bald spots. I straighten my hair once a week at 410° degrees. Help!?

Broken hair: Stop straightening your hair. It is not falling out. It is breaking off. It will grow out at 1 cm per month. Why do girls with straight hair use curlers? They envy you. ...Read more

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What could be causing hair loss in my 4 year old? There are no noticeable bald spot, just clumps of hair falling out.

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). ...Read more