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What causes smelly and itchy hair in children?

What causes smelly and itchy hair in children?

Number of causes: One non-infectious cause can be seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. There are special shampoos that can help with this. Infectious causes can be caused by yeast (fungal) infections such as ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis). Oral medicines and shampoos are used to kill the yeast. ...Read more

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What common diseases can cause hair to fall out excessively?

What common diseases can cause hair to fall out excessively?

Hair loss: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read more

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How can my children both have light hair when we have dark hair?

How can my children both have light hair when we have dark hair?

Hair color: Your children could have inherited the recessive gene for light hair that each of you have. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my children are pulling out their hair, what do I do?

What do you suggest if my children are pulling out their hair, what do I do?

Usually psychiatric: It depends on the age. If it's an older child, you worry about depression, OCD or stress. i'd discuss it with the child's physician or psychologist. ...Read more

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What kind of disorders or illnesses can make hair color change? Light color to dark color. Thanks!

What kind of disorders or illnesses can make hair color change? Light color to dark color. Thanks!

Your condition is: Unusual because hair color usually lightens with age, stress and illness (unless u dyed your hair). I couldn't think of an illness that can explain your condition. Take care! ...Read more

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What can a person to help themselves with the disease of pulling hair out? Had since I was little. No dr refuse to be labelled by physiatrist

What can a person to help themselves with the disease of pulling hair out? Had since I was little. No dr refuse to be labelled by physiatrist

There's help: Trichotillomania or hair pulling disorder can be managed by your PCP in consultation with a psychologist or mental health provider. A comprehensive approach including psychotherapy or habit reverse training and medications based on risk factors. ...Read more

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Its been few months my hair falls toomuch. I have no diseases nor taking any chemicals. And my mnstural cycle haven't come since 3 months, what should ido?

Its been few months my hair falls toomuch. I have no diseases nor taking any chemicals. And my mnstural cycle haven't come since 3 months, what should ido?

See a doctor: To determine the cause of lack of menstrual cycles and unusual hair loss, you will need to see your doctor, who will take a complete history, perform an examination and order appropriate tetsts. ...Read more

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What can I do for really damaged hair? Can a disease cause this?

What can I do for really damaged hair? Can a disease cause this?

Sure.: Nutritional deficiencies, hormone problems, skin disorders, infections. See your doc and get a general checkup with appropriate bloodwork. If no good answer found, ask for a referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good program to donate hair for kids with diseases?

Can you suggest some good program to donate hair for kids with diseases?

Donate hair: There are many places, but I think this is the one I always recommend. Http://www. Locksoflove. Org/donate. Html ...Read more

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I'm losing a lot of hair and I'm still relatively young. Is this a disease?

I'm losing a lot of hair and I'm still relatively young. Is this a disease?

NO,: General hair loss, as opposed to male-pattern baldness, may be caused by an underactive thyroid, especially in a female. A thorough thyroid blood test evaluation, including antibodies, must be done. Basal body temperatures and evaluation of other symptoms is even more important, since some individuals may be hypothyroid, yet have normal blood tests! ...Read more

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I have less amount of hair on my right half of head. But on left half of head I have much amount of hair than right half. What kind of disease is this?

I have less amount of hair on my right half of head. But on left half of head I have much amount of hair than right half. What kind of disease is this?

Alopecia: Hair loss or alopecia in that pattern can be caused occasionally by alopecia areata which can flare up with stress. If you have a tendency to touch or rub that area of the scalp as a habit, then trichotillosis is another possibility. See a dermatologist to have the hair loss evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Can you get a disease from sleeping with your hair wet?  

Can you get a disease from sleeping with your hair wet?  

Possibly: How wet? Not a food idea. May get a cold or some respiratory infection, perhaps other. Just doesn't feel like a common sense thing to do. Check with grandma, who has a lot of common sense, presuming she is a good person wh has lived many years -:). ...Read more

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What type of disease causes your hair not grow? Because my hair is not growing it's falling out? It seems like the more I brush it falls out

Lots: A wide myriad of disorders could affect hair. Stress, thyroid, hormonal and nutritional are among the top. A consultation with your doctor is warrented. ...Read more

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M 31 yr old after birth of my 2 children I have suffered from severe hairfall. Is it possible to get back the same amount of hair, medically/naturally?

M 31 yr old after birth of my 2 children I have suffered from severe hairfall. Is it possible to get back the same amount of hair, medically/naturally?

Common: To have this hair fall problem after childbirth, it takes time though, but ultimately you will regain your hair, good nutrition, rest would help regaining it faster ...Read more

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Looking for a professional that has studied hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania) in adult patients. Have multiple questions. Not officially diagnosed but I fit all the criteria for this disorder. I pull out my hair strand by strand which has created b

Looking for a professional that has studied hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania) in adult patients. Have multiple questions. Not officially diagnosed but I fit all the criteria for this disorder. I pull out my hair strand by strand which has created b

Look on trich. Org: Treatment of choice = habit reversal training which involves a) awareness training; b) training in substituting behavior that competes w/hair-pulling; & c) social support. But hrt has not proven sufficient by itself. Treatment tends to be more successful/enduring when combined cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy &/or psychopharmacology. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hair on testicles is a disease?

What to do if I have hair on testicles is a disease?

It's normal: You're supposed to have some hair on your scrotum, the sack of skin that holds your testes. ...Read more

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Could cat hair give children eczema?

Could cat hair give children eczema?

Yes: It can exacerbate eczema in a child that is predisposed to it. Meaning it doesn't cause it, but it can make it worse. ...Read more