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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. 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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Taking levothyroxine, blood levels are normal. I have hair loss dry skin weight gain low energy n trouble with sleep. Why won't dosage be increased?

Taking levothyroxine, blood levels are normal. I have hair loss dry skin weight gain low energy n trouble with sleep. Why won't dosage be increased?

Hypothyroid tretment: Hypothyroid can be associated with symptoms which may not be caused by the low thyroid levels in that case when hormone levels are corrected and maintained for a while symptoms may persist overtreatment with medicine beyond physiological doses can have bad consequence like heart arrythmia osteoporosis and hence overtreatment is to be avoided. ...Read more

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Thyroid removed level at. 406 now on meds have a lot symptoms of low thyroid, hair loss and breakage dry skin constipated doc says fine y I feel bad?

Thyroid removed level at. 406 now on meds have a lot symptoms of low thyroid, hair loss and breakage dry skin constipated doc says fine y I feel bad?

Not sure.: Could be that you are underdosed in your thyroid replacement hormone. I am not sure if 0.406 is your current TSH or not. If it is, it is hard to explain. If this doesn't clear up in a short while you might consider repeating your TSH and using a small dose of t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

Complicated: Your symptoms and lab findings may be consistent with lupus or sjögren's syndrome need more information and more lab studies to make determination hair loss may be a part of either disease. It is important that you see a rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil).?

Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil).?

Could be due to PTU (propylthiouracil): The most common side effects are related to the skin and include rash, itching, hives, abnormal hair loss, and skin pigmentation. A decrease of white blood cells in the blood (agranulocytosis) may occur. Symptoms and signs of agranulocytosis include infectious lesions of the throat, the gastrointestinal tract, and skin with an overall feeling of illness and fever. This all could be due to ptu (propylthiouracil). ...Read more

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I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when I scratch it bleeds I'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?

I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when I scratch it bleeds I'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?

Sounds like it: But it could be infection or a skin manifestation of systemic disease. Go and see a dermatologist before you lose any more hair. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal cause of my flatulence8yrs? Special after eating fatty food. Nuts. Spinach. Hyperthoid is ok. Dry skin/hair, hairloss. Difficult weightgain

Gastrointestinal cause of my flatulence8yrs? Special after eating fatty food. Nuts. Spinach. Hyperthoid is ok. Dry skin/hair, hairloss. Difficult weightgain

Question- not clear: Try elimination diet- Dairy free diet for 2-3 weeks, except yogurt & see the result. Need to see doctor to get tests to rule out gall bladder disease. Need good probiotics. If dry skin & hair loss- low thyroid function. ...Read more

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Bad dry skin constant kidney stones 80-90% calcium 20-10% uric acid chronic pain hair loss anxiety/panic attacks high cholesterol fatty liver vit d level 11 2 positive ana's headaches bad fatigue?

Bad dry skin constant kidney stones 80-90% calcium 20-10% uric acid chronic pain hair loss anxiety/panic attacks high cholesterol fatty liver vit d level 11 2 positive ana's headaches bad fatigue?

What is the question: You need to discuss these labs with the doctor who is evaluating you in the context of your clinical condition. Many of the symptoms you describe may occur for multiple different reasons and this can only be put together meaningfully by a good clinician face to face. ...Read more

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Tsh, 3rd generation is 1.05. I have had symptoms like being cold, unable to lose weight and very bad depression also dry skin and thinning hair.?

See your doctor.: You might want to see your doctor for a more thorough evaluation. It can be a form of hypothyroid disease due to low TSH which might be from a pituitary disorder. You might need some tests to be sure you don't have a broader issue, at least a full thyroid panel. Your TSH is in the low normal, but you have symptoms of low thyroid hormone production. So see your doctor for a work-up. Good luck! ...Read more

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TSH 1.38 UIU/ML, Free T4 1.35 NG/DL. Are these normal levels? I lost 15lbs in 6 weeks, thinning hair, low body temp, muscle aches, dry skin.

TSH 1.38 UIU/ML, Free T4 1.35 NG/DL. Are these normal levels? I lost 15lbs in 6 weeks, thinning hair, low body temp, muscle aches, dry skin.

It appears: That mIU/L and uIU/mL are interchangeable units. Most labs report normal TSH as 0.4-4.5 as normal, so your value appears to be in the low normal range. Your free T4 also seems to be normal (normal=0.8-2.7 ng/dL in most labs). Your symptoms are not consistent for either hyper OR hypothyroidism, but seem to be a combination, especially the weight loss. Continue working with your doc for diagnosis/Rx ...Read more

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When I eat fish I get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative I don't understand what is this?

When I eat fish I get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative I don't understand what is this?

May not be allergy: Allergic reactions generally occur immediately. Can get hives, angioedema, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomitting, or diarrhea. Dry itchy skin is not a sign of an allergic reaction, but could be eczema flaring from ingestion of a triggering food. ...Read more

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Could a hit on the head cause hair loss/damage, and if so, would it be one spot or spread around?

Could a hit on the head cause hair loss/damage, and if so, would it be one spot or spread around?

Hair loss: An injury to the head per se will not cause hair loss unless the hair follicles are damaged such as through a cut or a "rip" of the scalp. In those cases, it would be at the site of injury. If you have significant hair loss, I recommend seeing a dermatologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe hair loss which is leading to baldness on the crown part of my head. How can I get beautiful healthy hair?

I have severe hair loss which is leading to baldness on the crown part of my head. How can I get beautiful healthy hair?

Healthy hair: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green > ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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


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