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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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I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

I want to know about how to prevent hair from dandruff and hair loss and is dandruff causes hair loss?

Maybe (seborrhea): One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need solution asap?

Possible Testosteron: You may have symptoms of androgen (male hormone) excess. These may cause acne, and alopecia. Check MD for testosterone levels, if not on the pill which reduces it, and be checked for the many causes, often PCOS or an drenal source. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need a solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need a solution asap?

Infection can cause: dandruff/hair loss/ acne. For instance, if you have ringworm infection hair loss and bald spots can develop. It is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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Does dandruff lead to hair loss always?

Does dandruff lead to hair loss always?

Dandruff: Not if you keep your hair clean under the shower. If you are showering but still have dandruff please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My problem is hair loss and dandruff wht should I do?

My problem is hair loss and dandruff wht should I do?

Get treated: The hair loss certainly could be related to a scalp infection causing your dandruff, so it best to treat the dandruff/infection. Try head and shoulders medicated shampoo to start and see a dermatologist if the condition does not improve, as there are other causes too that may cause hair loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss . Why?

I don't have dandruff but I am suffering from hair loss . Why?

See a doctor: You need a detailed evaluation. Cannot diagnose over the internet. Most common cause of hair loss is genetic, but unusual at 18 yo. Need to see you to diagnose. ...Read more

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Will flucinonide .05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem?Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff?How long does it take for it work?

Will flucinonide .05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem?Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff?How long does it take for it work?

Steroid for dandruff: Dandruff is flaking scalp skin cells, and is caused by either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. It is not dry scalp. Both conditions may occur on the face and elsewhere. If hairloss occurs it iis temporary., shampoos are often helpful, like those that contain coal tar, or antifungals, as are topical steroids, like Fluocinonide solution 0.05%, when used regularly. ...Read more

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How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter.Food to prevent hair loss?

How to prevent dandruff problem and hair loss which is bcmg very worse in winter.Food to prevent hair loss?

What I find helpful: What i find helpful, which isnt food is baby oil, I have very bad dandruff especially in the winter time is baby oil, ( we also use this method in the nursing home for the elderly patients and it works well!) 1) wet your hair, 2) apply and rub in baby oil in hair, 3) rinse out and use regular shampoo to get the baby oil smell out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...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