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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 wont dosage be increased?

Taking levothyroxine, blood levels are normal. I have hair loss dry skin  weight gain low energy n trouble with sleep. Why wont 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). ?

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

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

Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more