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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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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is systematical reason for hair loss into scalp ?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is systematical reason for hair loss into scalp ?

Pattern hair loss?: I think you are asking about pattern hair loss and this happens in both men and women. It is partly genetic and partly from the male hormones we produce. The testosterone is converted to DHT that starts the thinning and shrinking of the hair follicle with ultimate loss in hair. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have an old cut n my scalp dent get treated. It is closed but complete hair loss. Im emmbarrassed&need help.What do I do what doctor can help me?

I have an old cut n my scalp dent get treated. It is closed but complete hair loss. Im emmbarrassed&need help.What do I do what doctor can help me?

Scar hair loss: You can have a Facial Plastic Surgeon excise the scar or transplant hairs into existing scar, however, the transplanted hairs in the scar may not grow well. ...Read more

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I have a hair loss problem and an empty line in my scalp, i went to doctors they gave me a spray and vitamin but that dosnt work , what should I do?

I have a hair loss problem and an empty line in my scalp, i went to doctors they gave me a spray and vitamin but that dosnt work , what should I do?

Hair loss: If the spray was rogaine (minoxidil) or similar product, it takes daily use & some time to see results. There may be a hormonal imbalance (too much male hormone; check with gyn). Dermatologist may be able to determine cause & offer treatment options. ...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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Orgasm irritates eczema, and cause hair scalps inflammation to soar along with few rash on face. Results in hair loss, memory loss and general fatigue?

Orgasm irritates eczema, and cause hair scalps inflammation to soar along with few rash on face. Results in hair loss, memory loss and general fatigue?

No: If you having symptoms of itching, flushing and rash after sexual intercourse, you may be coming into exposure with an allergen - such as a latex condom or a sexual enhancement device. ...Read more

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My scalp is red and splotchy in some places. No itching, raised bumps etc. Noticing a lot more hair falling out than usual. What is wrong?

My scalp is red and splotchy in some places. No itching, raised bumps etc. Noticing a lot more hair falling out than usual. What is wrong?

Hair loss: First...bloodwork should be done by your primary care physician. Your thyroid could be off (hypothyroidism) and this can lead to hair loss and skin changes. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can also cause skin issues. Ultimately you will likely see a dermatologist, but going through your PCP first is the way to go so you don't put the cart in front of the horse! ...Read more

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2nd dose of chemo thursday.I have red bumps on my scalp hair falling out and hair cut short.The bumps itch & painful.What can I put on scalp?

2nd dose of chemo thursday.I have red bumps on my scalp hair falling out and hair cut short.The bumps itch & painful.What can I put on scalp?

You need to contact : Your oncologist should be informed about what you have noted and you should go and show it to the person who gave you chemotherapy. I doubt if this is anything serious but communication with your own oncologist is more important than asking for help from others. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more