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How good is green tea and fenugreek for hair loss alopecia cure?

How good is green tea and fenugreek for hair loss alopecia cure?

None: At your age.....Look for increasing your protein and vitamin intake. If apropriate thyroid level to be checked. See pmd. It may be just familial ..... ...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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Is green tea good for hair growth ? Does it control DHT and stop alopecia? What are other effects of green tea?

Is green tea good for hair growth ? Does it control DHT and stop alopecia? What are other effects of green tea?

Will not help hair: grow or stop alopecia. Studies show that green tea can have antioxidant & anti-carcinogenic effects as well as V’ing risk for heart disease . It can be used as a plant based alternative for glycemic control. ...Read more

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I have massive hair loss its extreme i can easily see am balding please help me am just 19 is it bc of dht shud i consume lots of black tea? please help

I have massive hair loss its extreme i can easily see am balding please help me am just 19 is it bc of dht shud i consume lots of black tea? please help

Find the cause...: 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, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male or female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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I have scalp dermatitis, I have also endured hair loss around my hairline because of it. Should I use pure tea tree oil at night on my scalp? Thanks.

I have scalp dermatitis, I have also endured hair loss around my hairline because of it. Should I use pure tea tree oil at night on my scalp? Thanks.

See a dermatologist: Tar shampoo (alphosyl) may be useful. You may also try selenium, zinc, sal acid, ketoconazole shampoos. You are going to be disappointed by tea tree oil. You will do best with a skin specialist for diagnosis and prescription. Meanwhile shampoo every day. ...Read more

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I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

Tea tree: While tea tree oil has antiinflammatory properties , salicylic acid shampoo such as t-sal by neutrogena may be helpful for dry itchy scalp . See your dermatologist for the best treatment options. ...Read more

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I have read that green tea aids in weight loss, clears skin, prevents cancer, and stimulates hair growth. Are these proven benefits? Which is true?

I have read that green tea aids in weight loss, clears skin, prevents cancer, and stimulates hair growth.  Are these proven benefits?  Which is true?

All of the above: The green tea has a lot of great antioxidant properties and has been used for much more than you listed. I admit i was surprised when i researched it a few years ago, . ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, is green tea good for hair growth?

I'm just wondering, is green tea good for hair growth?

Definitely maybe: As is often the case with herbal medicines, no definitive research studies have been done to answer this question. Green tea has many proven benefits but stimulating hair growth is not one of them; however, many claim it can help hair growth and it is certainly possible that it might. See http://www.Progressivehealth.Com/green-tea.Htm for an article discussing how it could potentially help. ...Read more

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Flaky/fuzzy green things in hair brush. No itch, not red, no patches, just hair loss. Derm said nothing--but can't they culture 4 fungus to be sure?

Flaky/fuzzy green things in hair brush. No itch, not red, no patches, just hair loss. Derm said nothing--but can't they culture 4 fungus to be sure?

Nothing?????: Really? Derm. must have said SOMETHING!!! You do not give enough information. The exam by the DR is the important thing. If the person is older than puberty scalp fungus is not likely. If there no scabs, scales, hairless spots, etc., culture is not indicated. A culture is usually of interest after it is already determined that there is infection, just to identify which fungus. ...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