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Dry skin and severe hair loss. What causes it even in spring?

Dry skin and severe hair loss. What causes it even in spring?

Seborrhea: If this is your scalp we are talking about, you have two separate problems. Dryness of the scalp is called seborrheic dermatitis, which is controllable with medicated shampoos & lotions. Seborrhea does not cause hair loss, but lots of other things do. You will need to see a dermatologist and get a good exam & workup to determine the cause. ...Read more

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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Overproduction of scalp sebum causes irritation in my scalp which leads to severe hair fall then.Hair fall only occur when there is more sebum. Im 20F?

Overproduction of scalp sebum causes irritation in my scalp which leads to severe hair fall then.Hair fall only occur when there is more sebum. Im 20F?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. If he/she finds no medical pathology that requires treatment,then I recommend that you consult a skilled hairdresser or beautician for evaluation of your hair condition and instruct you on scalp and hair care. ...Read more

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Lot of hair fall and dandruff in dry weather, like in arizona. This hair fall and dandruff stops when i travel to california or any other city

Lot of hair fall and dandruff in dry weather, like in arizona. This hair fall and dandruff stops when i travel to california or any other city

Scalp condition: Scalp conditions like psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis can be influenced by weather and climate, environment, stress, hormones, allergies, etc. Arizona climate probably too dry for you. There is no solution except to move! there are products which can help your scalp such as topical steroids, dandruff shampoos containing zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Help me with remedy for excessive hairfall and grey hair caused due to coloring?Hair are totally damaged and become very dry and dull.

Help me with remedy for excessive hairfall and grey hair  caused due to coloring?Hair are totally damaged and become very dry and dull.

Feed your head!: Hair requires adequate protein intake for strong growth. Consume about 35% of your body weight in pounds as grams of protein daily. If you weigh 100 lbs eat at least 35 grams of protein daily. Orthosilicic acid is a nutritional supplement that has been shown to support hair growth. Also b vitamins and general multivitamin/mineral will help. ...Read more

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Dry scalp also dry skin in eyebrows also in beard in mu stash. Can get irritated and red sometime?

Dry scalp also dry skin in eyebrows also in beard in mu stash. Can get irritated and red sometime?

Dry skin: It may sound strange but I recommend you go to a hair salon. The team will either take good care of you - very likely, but you must also see your doctor about the beard, eyebrows etc. I have a beard that I control (at least that is what I think), but you should see an Eye doctor some time soon. Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Serious Rx: The cause isn't the issue. All acne is manageable if you're willing to take scientific treatment. Get yoruself some topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated; start with 5%. You're a 25 year old man and have a duty to yourself and others to clear something like this up before it 'makes you depressed' and ineffective in the rest of your life. See your physician if this doesn't clear you. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medical problems, like a thyroid disorder, or can be caused by medications. You should see a dermatologist to have this checked out. ...Read more

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Sudden oily scalp n severe hair fall at the age of 19F. Vitamins,minerals,thyroid are normal in range. It increases in humid climate. What is d reason?

Sudden oily scalp n severe hair fall at the age of 19F. Vitamins,minerals,thyroid are normal in range. It increases in humid climate. What is d reason?

Most likely: This is most likely telogen effluvium. Read up on this and see if it describes you. Usually no cause is found and it goes away on its own. ...Read more

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Taking alot of meds. Hair is damaged - dry/brittle/oily(need to wash daily/dandruff. Does this cause skin allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 mths

Taking alot of meds. Hair is damaged - dry/brittle/oily(need to wash daily/dandruff. Does this cause skin allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 mths

See dermatologist: First consider changing the shampoo or conditioner which may be too irritating for your scalp. Iron deficiency can cause hair loss as well. Since the names of medications are not given, you need to look for potential side effects from the medications also. It'd be a good idea for you to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes darkening itchy skin. Seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. Hair also thinning and dry. Any suggestions?

What causes darkening itchy skin. Seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. Hair also thinning and dry. Any suggestions?

Darkening of skin: Yes virginia sun exposure in southery climes can darken and dry out skin. A major endocrine problem affecting the skin and hair is adrenal insufficiency. The best established change in skin color with hypothyroidism is a yellowing of the skin from a build up of carotene. Hyperthyroidism does not change skin coloration. ...Read more

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I have super extremely dry skin and it appears in patches in some areas and also affects my lips, what's the problem?

Do they itch?: If these areas are red and itchy you may have eczema which gets worse in the winter. The less you shower the better, only use soap in your private parts and apply a cream or ointment moisturizer. If this does not help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hair loss itching scalp dry scalp could that be because I am not drinking enough water ? Or the weather in here living in dubai thanks

Hair loss itching scalp dry scalp could that be because I am not drinking enough water ? Or the weather in here living in dubai thanks

A few things: Itchy hair loss could be due to ezcema of the scalp. It is probably not due to lack of water intake. Consider using a different shampoo and conditioner. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My natural hair is curly and frizzy! in the humid weather it start to break out like crazy! is there any particular daily care for this type of hair?

Good conditioner: HUMIDITY CAUSES CURLY HAIR TO REALLY BECOME FRIZZY--this is normal.use a daily moisturizing conditioner.If it does not work--enjoy it--people are getting perms all the time and you have a natural 'free' one! ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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