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Erythromycin Hair Loss
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
I'm in my early 20's, male, have patchy hair loss and a painful lump that has formed in my left breast. What could this be?
Hair looks like alopecia areata which is an autoimmune condition. It is important to get blood work done to rule out thyroid, anemia problems. See a dermatologist for treatment which could be topical steroid as well as injection steroid.
Breast needs to be seen by pcp asap. ...Read more
What are the possible causes for a DHEA (S) level of 816 ug/dL? All other hormone levels are normal. I have hair loss, early satiety, and no PCOS
Need to know what is normal for the lab that did the test, what your other medical problems are (if any) and meds you are taking.
See me for a 2nd opinion online till 4 AM PCT today. ...Read more
Does taking testosterone supplements cause hair loss and if s why it is something our body produces? If we have high testosterone will one go bald?
Name given to blood test for possible Pancreas Damage? Been using Saw Palmetto for Hair loss have read on Medicine Plus Website possible Pancreas S/E
Not your job: It is not your job to order blood tests. If you have a concern then you address it with your family doctor. They will know exactly what tests should be ordered and how to interpret them. ...Read more
Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss. Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read more
Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products. ...Read more
Different options: Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented. Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that do not damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: There are many different reasons for hair loss. A thorough history, including family history and physical, list of medications, supplements, etc. Is needed. You may need some bloodwork. With any type of hair loss, the earlier it is treated, the better the results. It is possible for a 21 year old male to lose hair in a male pattern distribution. All meds work better at keeping hair you have. ...Read more
Hair loss: In the past few years, medicine has made tremendous strides in the treatment of men's hair loss. With the advent of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors such as Propecia (finasteride) and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, for many, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable. ...Read more