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My hair is dry and it has wet dandruffed. Continue hair falling give me suggestion to prevent hair falling.

My hair is dry and it has wet dandruffed. Continue hair falling give me suggestion to prevent hair falling.

Separate problems.: These are separate problems. You'll find many effective anti-dandruff shampoos in any drug store; if those don't work a dermatologist can prescribe a stronger prescription shampoo. As for hair shedding, you normally shed 60-100 hairs per day, all of which will grow back. If you're losing more than that, see a dermatologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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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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I am 18,male with curl/wavy hair.I see hair falling out..on my books,forehead,pillow,floor..my hair are kinda dry as well.i dunno what it is..HELP!

I am 18,male with curl/wavy hair.I see hair falling out..on my books,forehead,pillow,floor..my hair are kinda dry as well.i dunno what it is..HELP!

Allopecia: Hair loss can occur at a very early age depending on your family history. You can see a hair loss specialist for evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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Dry skin doesn't obsorb moisturiser, hair falling out, tired, poor concentration, memory loss?

Dry skin doesn't obsorb moisturiser, hair falling out,  tired,  poor concentration,  memory loss?

Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a detailed history, physical examination, and probably lab and imaging studies. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. You may an easily treatable condition like low thyroid function. ...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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For My 7 yrs boy, sticky dry hair falling found on crown of head getting bald past 5 months and it extends its area mostly downwards back of head, it is by hair problem or any internal and who to seek medical help ?

For My 7 yrs boy, sticky dry hair falling found on crown of head getting bald past 5 months and it extends its area mostly downwards back of head, it is by hair problem or any internal and who to seek medical help ?

Alopecia vs fungus: Child probably is developing alopecia. It would be important also to rule out a fungal infection of the scalp. Best would be to see a dermatologist who can do a Woods light examination and a KOH prep and tell you the diagnosis and treatment right away. If it is Alopecia he will also be able to guide you properly and reassure you. If required further work up can also be initiated. ...Read more

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Recovering anorexic at healthy wt and maintaining- still lots of hair falling out, easy bruising, and painful dry skin??? Taking biotin? What else???

Recovering anorexic at healthy wt and maintaining- still lots of hair falling out, easy bruising, and painful dry skin??? Taking biotin? What else???

TryLubridermAdvanced: Your body will take quite a bit of time to get back to a normal state.Give it its own time to do so.The billions of cells in your body have to replenish themselves of vital elements, chemicals, vitamin & energy stores & recreate a normal infrastructure. Day by day things will improves as long as you eat a nourishing diet, take enough fluids, get some exercise & work on a positive mental attitude ...Read more

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Cold feet all the time, keritinization on knuckles, coarse dry hair, hair falling out, fatigue, and normal tsh. What should I do?

Cold feet all the time, keritinization on knuckles, coarse dry hair, hair falling out, fatigue, and normal tsh. What should I do?

Multiple symptoms: Since many of these symptoms, such as crusting on knuckles, coarse dry hair and hair loss are dermatologic symptoms, it would be great to see a dermatologist to have the whole picture evaluated. Other conditions besides thyroid disease can give such a combination of symptoms. What is needed is a thorough investigation. ...Read more