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Eyelashes falling out due to aging?

Eyelashes falling out due to aging?

BLEPHARITIS: Inflammation of the eyelid is called blepharitis and causes the falling of eyelashes not old age. The meibomian glands dysfunction after viral or any other infection. ...Read more

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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Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Will my hair grow back after falling out from thyroid problems?

Probably: If you got the problem corrected then it should grow back. It may take a while. Now, if you were bald before the thyroid problem, then you may just be out of luck. ...Read more

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Hair is falling out by the fistfuls! help!

Hair is falling out by the fistfuls!  help!

Hair falling out: This is not normal. You need to see your doctor for examination and tests. E.G. You may have an endocrine or underactive thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...Read more

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3 months postpartum, eating healthy. Is it true that hair falls off after pregnancy? My hair started falling off and there's hair everywhere now

3 months postpartum, eating healthy. Is it true that hair falls off after pregnancy? My hair started falling off and there's hair everywhere now

Telogen effluvium: It is normal to lose hair after delivery as hair cycles between growth during pregnancy and loss postpartum. ...Read more

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I am having a concern with hair falling out while having dreadlocks, possible alopecia? Traction alopecia or alopecia areata?

I am having a concern with hair falling out while having dreadlocks, possible alopecia? Traction alopecia or alopecia areata?

DREADLOCKS HAIR LOSS: HAIR LOSS IS ALOPECIA. ALOPECIA IS HAIR LOSS. SAME CONDITION; 2 DIFFERENT NAMES! CONSTANT PULLING ON HAIR, ESPECIALLY DOING IT VERY TIGHT, WILL CAUSE HAIR LOSS ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out at 18?

Why is my hair falling out at 18?

Unusual!: You need a proper evaluation for hair loss- blood work, possibly a biopsy. Get to a dermatologist or start with your primary. Make sure that your liver, kidneys, and thyroid are ok- also make sure that you're not anemic! ...Read more

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Why is my hair falling out a lot?

Why is my hair falling out a lot?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What causes hair to falling out? Take vitamins and Biotin but have weak nails and falling out hair:(

What causes hair to falling out?
Take vitamins and Biotin but have weak nails and falling out hair:(

May be hypothyroid: Hypothyrooidism is a common condition that often causes hair loss (hyperthyroidism may cause too but less commonly). Unfortunately many docs don't diagnose it properly, thinking someone is normal unless their TSH is 4.5 or higher when most who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH's. A holistic/integrative doc will do more exhaustive tests. See http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 and http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd ...Read more

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My husbands hair falls out a lot everyday. Hes only 19. No bald patches only hair falling out when you touch them. Its A LOT of hair falling out.

See a dermatologist: Need exam by skin specialist. Alopecia areata? Telogen effluvium? Androgenic alopecia? Poisoning or drug effect? etc etc ...Read more

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Feel tired, my hair are falling out too. Will the hair grow back?

Feel tired, my hair are falling out too. Will the hair grow back?

Possibly: It sounds like you may have a couple things going on. Tired symptoms could be related to thyroid or other internal disease. You should get a regular medical evaluation. The hair should grow back if the underlying problem is found. ...Read more

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My hair falling out after bleaching , what to do?

Um...: ...maybe don't bleach your hair? What's wrong with the REAL you??? I doubt there's anything wrong with you! I bet if you don't bleach your hair again, it'll stop falling out! Sorry if that's too pragmatic. Good luck! ...Read more

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My pubic hair keeps falling out do pubic lice cause this.What about herpes.

My pubic hair keeps falling out do pubic lice cause this.What about herpes.

Lice yes herpes no: if you are intensely itchy down there and scratching aggressively, an infection with lice is possible. Look for bugs moving and nits on the hair shaft. If you don't have itching or signs of an infection, the diagnosis of alopecia areata should be considered. Go see a dermatologist ...Read more

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My hair keeps falling out. Every day i see around ten hairs loosely falling out in single strands so i pull them out.

My hair keeps falling out. Every day i see around ten hairs loosely falling out in single strands so i pull them out.

Get seen: A competent dermatologist with a hand microscope and access to a lab can tell you if this is hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium, alopecia areata or one of the other. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child's hair to fall when pulling hair bands out or someone pulling their hair?

Is it normal for a child's hair to fall when pulling hair bands out or someone pulling their hair?

Hair falling : Of course if the hair band is tight or the hair is pulled by force, the hair can fall off. Try to avoid tight rubber hair bands & don't allow any one to pull her hair. Good luck. ...Read more

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When will my hair stop falling out from losing 42lbs since march? My hair has been reguarly falling out for three months now

When will my hair stop falling out from losing 42lbs since march? My hair has been reguarly falling out for three months now

Allopecia : Hair loss can be due to vitamin deficiencies. It can also be due to hormonal abnormalities but these often cause weight gain. Autoimmune allopecia is associated with thyroid disorders but does not have to be caused by hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out excessively afraid of combing or washing a lot falls out in chucks, also have psoriasis?

My hair is falling out excessively afraid of combing or washing a lot falls out in chucks, also have psoriasis?

See below: It sounds like you need seek treat for this. Seeing a dermatologist is a good start. You may also need to have your thyroid checked as this can cause hair loss as well. If you are having joint pain with you psoriasis, you may want to see a rheumatologist as well to make certain that you do not have psoriatic arthritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Will my hair fall out during radiation therapy?

Will my hair fall out during radiation therapy?

In area treated: You will lose hair only in the area that is being directly treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more