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Experiencing hair loss in shower & brushing. Hairs have whitish wisp on ends. Scalp itchy w/white flakes. Had spontaneous miscarriage 3 mos. Ago. Help?

Experiencing hair loss in shower & brushing. Hairs have whitish wisp on ends. Scalp itchy w/white flakes. Had spontaneous miscarriage 3 mos. Ago. Help?

Maybe related issues: There are sudden hormonal shifts w/miscarriage. Those shifts put many of the normally growing hairs on scalp into a resting phase. At the end of 3-4 months of this resting phase, hairs shed. Many of them should grow back unless there are other underlying health issues. If there was a significant blood loss w/miscarriage, hair loss could also happen. Flakes are most likely seborrheic dermatitis. ...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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What to do about excessive amount of hair loss?

What to do about excessive amount of hair loss?

Family hz?: This can be genetic, is dad or grand dad balled? If not you can start rogaine (minoxidil) ad look into medical conditions such at thyroid disease which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of the excessive hair loss on a daily basis?

What could be the cause of the excessive hair loss on a daily basis?

MANY: Your genetic pattern. Your shampoo or your habit of picking on it. Possibly hormonal in nature if you are a male. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm only 19 but at norwood scale 3 (with excessive hair loss)pls advice?

What do you advise if I'm only 19 but at norwood scale 3 (with excessive hair loss)pls advice?

History: Is there a family history of hair loss check endocrine function specifically thyroid disease Is there any picking or pulling of the hair either unconscious at night or during anxiety these are common causes ...Read more

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How much daily hair loss is considered normal? I'm unsure if my daily moulting is excessive or not...

How much daily hair loss is considered normal? I'm unsure if my daily moulting is excessive or not...

Check out these: Links.Your medical conditions- adrenal insuffiiency, hashimoto's- definitely can contribute to hair loss. Best wishes! http://www.Ehow.Com/about_5386925_much-hair-loss-normal.Html http://wiki.Answers.Com/q/what_is_normal_hair_loss_and_excessive_hair_loss#page1 http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/100363-herbs-improve-immune-system/. ...Read more

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I had suffered from excessive hair loss for 7 years now , i don't know what to do , i did all the tests and they were ok within normal range ?

I had suffered from excessive hair loss for 7 years now , i don't know what to do , i did all the tests and they were ok within normal range ?

Doctor can evaluate: A hair loss specialist (a hair restoration specialist) or a dermatologist can evaluate to see if there is an underlying medical condition for one's hair loss. If no illness if found, and the hair loss is male-pattern hair loss in a male, it might be normal for that person. In such a situation, the hair restoration specialist may suggest some solutions to minimize the appearance of thinning hair. ...Read more

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What to do about excessive hair loss of a female only on the head that started in your teen years and still continues into your early 20s? Please help

What to do about excessive hair loss of a female only on the head that started in your teen years and still continues into your early 20s? Please help

Hair loss: First have your thyroid activity checked. Another thing to consider is mechanical means such as having tight hair do's, frequent use of a hot curling iron, frequent dyeing of hair and other mechanical insults ...Read more

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Can excess iron leads to hair loss?

Can excess iron leads to hair loss?

What: What excess limit are we talking about pl be specific. .There is an entity called irom deposition in liver in porphyria. ...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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more