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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Im doing a treatment of dermatitis seborreic with loction/shampoo and for hair loss finacapil, but my hair is falling from the root? Should grow /bad?

Im doing a treatment of dermatitis seborreic with loction/shampoo and for hair loss finacapil, but my hair is falling from the root? Should grow /bad?

? finasteride: I assume you mean the drug above rather than the word you wrote. It is normal to lose 100 hairs a day. Are you losing more than that?If you are scratching your head a lot from the dermatitis that could cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Mgt: Your baby may have eczema. This can usually be managed by using Eucerin cream a few times a day to the affected areas. I would suggest avoiding long baths and a moisturizer prior to bedtime. Watch for any signs of foods as a possible trigger. ...Read more

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What is baldness or hair loss and why? How could grow up hair once again on the scalp?

What is baldness or hair loss and why? How could grow up hair once again on the scalp?

Hair loss: Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Each strand of hair you have sits in a tiny hole (cavity) in the skin called a follicle. Baldness in general occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. ...Read more

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My natural hair is curly and frizzy! in the humid weather it start to break out like crazy! is there any particular daily care for this type of hair?

Good conditioner: HUMIDITY CAUSES CURLY HAIR TO REALLY BECOME FRIZZY--this is normal.use a daily moisturizing conditioner.If it does not work--enjoy it--people are getting perms all the time and you have a natural 'free' one! ...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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White things attached to end of hair when I pull it out, itchy scalp and hair loss what is this? Seb dermatitis or not? Please help

White things attached to end of hair when I pull it out, itchy scalp and hair loss what is this? Seb dermatitis or not? Please help

Lice?: if the "white things" are stuck to the hair and look like tiny eggs, you may have head lice. if the stuff you see in your hair is loose flakes it could be seb derm, but that doesn't usually cause hair loss. see doctor, get exam , diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Symptoms and treatments of and for seborheic dermatis of penis also have it on scalp nose creases neared area ears is aquaphor good or something else?

Symptoms and treatments of and for seborheic dermatis of penis also have it on scalp nose creases neared area ears is aquaphor good or something else?

Same treatment: Dear MickL, the skin on the penis is the same skin as on the rst of your body. Therefore the same treatment which works in other places will work for you. ...Read more

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My sister is facing hair fall. She have dandruff as well as a sensitive skin. Kindly tell how to control it and what's the reason for hair fall.

My sister is facing hair fall. She have dandruff as well as a sensitive skin. Kindly tell how to control it and what's the reason for hair fall.

Hair/scalp: There can be many causes for hair loss, but in this case due to the signs of scalp irritation (flaking/sensitivity) i would be concerned about inflammation or infection. I recommend seeing a primary care doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My brother is having dry layer and bubbles on scalp of head some of the doctor is this may be sirius skin disease age 36?

My brother is having dry layer and bubbles on scalp of head some of the doctor is this may be sirius skin disease 
age 36?

Scalp psoriasis?: Severe seborrheic dermatitis (seborrhea) or psoriasis on scalp can cause the appearance you described here. If he has rashes elsewhere such as back of elbows etc...Likely psoriasis. Significant fungal infection (kerion) can do that as well. These are treatable conditions, but require prescriptions. Consult your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hair care from rough/hard water.... ? Which shampoo ir hair conditioner will be best and for skin care too

Hair care from rough/hard water....  ? Which shampoo ir hair conditioner will be best and for skin care too

Be gentle: Avoid over-washing your hair. Don't apply shampoo directly to the roots. Distribute conditioner evenly through your hair. Avoid using hot tools (hair dryer, flat iron) every day. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Do not comb or twist wet hair. Massage in warm olive oil or coconut oil and leave for 30-40 minutes before washing. Always use lukewarm (not hot) to wash your hair. ...Read more

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May i ask how isotretinoin causes excessive hair growth to the face and body? This happened to me following ingestion of one 20mg cap. Vellus hairs.

May i ask how isotretinoin causes excessive hair growth to the face and body? This happened to me following ingestion of one 20mg cap. Vellus hairs.

Isotretinoin & hair: Isotretinoin is not known for causing hair growth. Some people that take Isotretinoin may experience hair shedding, a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. That happens after a time of taking isotretinoin. One tablet of Isotretinoin does not provide enough concentration in the blood to cause symptoms. Please consult your dermatologist regarding new hair growth. ...Read more

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What is the difference in appearance of scalp ringworm and alopecia? Can scalp ringworm appear like a normal unirriated bald patch on the scalp?

What is the difference in appearance of scalp ringworm and alopecia? Can scalp ringworm appear like a normal unirriated bald patch on the scalp?

Sometimes difficult-: It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between the two. Indeed, sometimes it can look like an unirritated bald spot. Usually you can see some scaly/crusty areas to the skin. If there is a lot of uncertainty and you really want a "for sure" answer, see a dermatologist who can do scrapings or even a biopsy to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.

Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this  a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for the exact answer and treatment. There are many people allergic to hair dye. Allergic to h. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more