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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 am 18 and have two bald spots. I've never dyed my hair or anything like that, could stress be causing it?

I am 18 and have two bald spots. I've never dyed my hair or anything like that, could stress be causing it?

Alopecia areata: Fungal infection of the scalp in adults is not terribly common. Based on your description this is likely alopecia areata. Stress if described in many patients with this problem. The exact cause, however, is not really clear. See a dermatologist to evaluate this. Often it resolves on its own but sometimes treatment is necessary to help it along. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss or breakage, after a hair dye and two texturizers?

I am experiencing  hair loss or breakage, after a hair dye and two texturizers?

Damage: These procedures may have damaged your hair. Recommend seeing a good beautician to assess your hair further. ...Read more

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Dye my dreadlock six year ago didn't use condition on my hair dye stayed on my hair now hair loss with bulb i cut it, went dermatologist, still fall out?

Dye my dreadlock six year ago didn't use condition on my hair dye stayed on my hair now hair loss with bulb i cut it, went dermatologist, still fall out?

Many possibilities.: Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle. Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause. (hair loss with the bulb attached is common.). ...Read more

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I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

See a dermatologist: There are various types of hair loss. When you see the dr bring all meds, vits, bc pills. It is not likely a result of stress or nutrition. Have you been ill, pregnant, or lost weight? Menst normal? Iud? ...Read more

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Allergic rxn to hair dye 2 months ago. Lymph nodes swollen (<1cm), hair loss, contact dermatitis. What should I do? Do I have to cut the dyed hair?

Allergic rxn to hair dye 2 months ago.  Lymph nodes swollen (<1cm), hair loss, contact dermatitis.  What should I do?  Do I have to cut the dyed hair?

Exposure...: I don't know if someone has seen you for this and if you have been treated but I would say that if you still have the dye that caused the reaction and still causing problems then it could be a good idea to get rid of it. In any case, I would rather tell you to be seen and have someone give you formal diagnosis and treatment before you do anything. This might be related to some other problems. ...Read more

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After an abortion if you dye your hair will this result in hair loss?

After an abortion if you dye your hair will this result in hair loss?

No: If you get hair loss after an abortion it may be due to the stress of having it. I am assuming you did not have excessive blood loss. This usually happens 3 months after the abortion. No relation to hair dye whatsoever. ...Read more

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I have Alopecia Areata will it make my hair fall out more if I dye it?

I have Alopecia Areata will it make my hair fall out more if I dye it?

Alopecia areata: I have Alopecia Areata will it make my hair fall out more if I dye it? ANS: prob not but read dye label. If it falls out don't use it again. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata and im 16 years old. I be had it since I was 13. I want to dye my hair to make me feel better... Is that a bad idea ?

It is okay to dye .: Alopecia Areata is considered an auto immune condition and its cause is not completely known.It is not proven that the use of certain dyes or shampoos would affect it in anyways. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata & am on a presc. shampoo & cream to see if it will help. I have 1 half dollar size patch and was curious if I can dye my hair?

I have alopecia areata & am on a presc. shampoo & cream to see if it will help. I have 1 half dollar size patch and was curious if I can dye my hair?

Scalp issues: seeing how you have an area with no hair I would recommend hair dye at this time wait till it clears up and there hair has grown back completely ...Read more

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My sideburns are greying. Is it safe to dye them? Is there any risk of rest of the hair also greying quickly or hair loss?

My sideburns are greying. Is it safe to dye them? Is there any risk of rest of the hair also greying quickly or hair loss?

See below: Dying the sideburns will not affect the rate of greying of rest of the hair, though the remaining will turn grey, sooner or later. You may consider leaving the grey hair alone, it would save the hassle, expense and avoid exposure to the chemicals in the hair dye. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

Trauma: Psoriasis is a genetic or inherited disorder. Any type of trauma to the skin can trigger a psoriasis lesion to occur at that site. ...Read more

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Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm

Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm

Hair dyes: Hair dyes with continued use may deteriorate the texture of your hair. In addition, some people may develop an allergic rash or even anaphylactic reaction. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hairs really thin, I think I'm going bald :-(?

What do you suggest if my hairs really thin, I think I'm going bald :-(?

Get a dermatologist: Best opinion if in unison with endocrinologist. Hormone studies important. ...Read more

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I am bald. I want to restore my hairs. What are the latest techniques of restoring hairs and having my life back?

I am bald. I want to restore my hairs. What are the latest techniques of restoring hairs and having my life back?

Hair loss restoratio: It is easier to slow down loss than bring them back at this point you should consider the surgical technique of hair plug transplant from the back of the head forwards and then take Finasteride to keep what is left from falling out. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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