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During reduced chemo dosages can I take hair vitamins for faster hair growth?

During reduced chemo dosages can I take hair vitamins for faster hair growth?

Controversial but...: Most docs advise avoiding vitamins during chemotherapy out of theoretical concern that it will reduce the benefits. However, a large body of research shows that those who combine vitamins with chemo not only have less side effects but have improved survival! see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17283738 that said, some vitamins may interfere with specific meds so use caution.Please see comment:. ...Read more

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Are hair vitamins useful for hair growth during chemo?

Will not help: Loss of hair during chemotherapy is temporary , most of the time hair will grow back with in 3 months after completion of treatments , vitamins , hair tonics will not stop this process. ...Read more

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Finished breast cancer chemo 1 yr ago. Hair grew back at an expected rate at first. Now, I have had no hair growth for over 4 months. A concern?

Finished breast cancer chemo 1 yr ago.  Hair grew back at an expected rate at first.  Now, I have had no hair growth for over 4 months.  A concern?

No, not really!: It has no specific meaning. I would give it some more time as the breast cancer does not affect hair growth. It is only chemotherapy and sometimes hormonal therapy which could slow down the hair growth. Ask your oncologist to give you some reasonable explanation as to why you might have this problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to encourage hair growth after having huge chunks ripped out?

What can I do to encourage hair growth after having huge chunks ripped out?

Whoa: I'm most concerned about what happened. If you are the victim of domestic violence -- from a partner or from a parent -- this is unacceptable and you need to do something about the situation. Call an abuse hotline. If this happened in a hazing incident a work, or an accident, you need to report it. Your hair will grow back naturally in time ; you can't speed the process. ...Read more

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What could cause asymmetrical body hair growth after injury from working out?

What could cause asymmetrical body hair growth after injury from working out?

Increased blood flow: Injury healing usually causes an increase in blood flow to the injured area. This can lead to swelling in the area, as well as in the ankle, wrist, hand or foot beyond the area of injury. Increased blood flow can make the area fell warmer to the touch than the other side, and hair growth may speed up temporarily, too. ...Read more

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When should I start seeing hair growth after hair transplant?

When should I start seeing hair growth after hair transplant?

4-6 months: You should start seeing hair growth after a hair transplant procedure (fue or fut) after 4-6 months. At this time you would see small short hairs growing. At one year you will be close to 90% of the result and 100% at 18 months. ...Read more

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Does castor oil help people with hair growth? I've seen many people use it and show before and after pictures. And it works.

Does castor oil help people with hair growth? I've seen many people use it and show before and after pictures. And it works.

Castor oil for hair: Castor oil has not been shown to cause hair growth. There are some medications that may help but you have to be seen by your doctor to get these prescriptions. ...Read more

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No pubic hair growth after delivery. Why?

No pubic hair growth after delivery. Why?

Hair: You may have alopecia areata. You should see your dermatologist to find the right answer. ...Read more

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Does the period affect hair growth? Because I realized that my hair started to become thinner and thinner after I had had my period

Does the period affect hair growth? Because I realized that my hair started to become thinner and thinner after I had had my period

Should not affect it: Starting your period should not make you have thinner hair. You might want to check your thyroid function. An underactive or overactive thyroid can thin your hair. Also, some nutrient deficiencies can do the same. Make sure you are eating a healthy diet high in vegetables and fruit, low in sugar for the best hair growth. ...Read more

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