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Could I have hair re growth in bald head? What can I do?

Could I have hair re growth in bald head? What can I do?

Bald spots: It is important to determine the cause of the bald spots and treat that problem first. For instance, if you have ringworm infection causing bald spots, it is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...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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Is there are any oils like eruvamatin which helps in the growth of hair in bald head?

Is there are any oils like eruvamatin which helps in the growth of hair in bald head?

Not likely to help: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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What can I do to stimulate new hair growth. I’m on the verge of complete baldness.

What can I do to stimulate new hair growth. I’m on the verge of complete baldness.

Alopecia/MalePattern: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My hair fall heavily and not growth again. I became bald.what can I do? please, May you help me or give me advices to help my hair growth again?

My hair fall heavily and not growth again. I became bald.what can I do?
please, May you help me or give me advices to help my hair growth again?

A/W Dr Friedlander: Heredity is the major cause of hair loss/ balding. Female-pattern baldness occurs as hair thins. Male-pattern baldness leads to bald spots & receding hairline. Other causes: Alopecia, Ringworm infection, scarring alopecia (from conditions like Lichen planus, Lupus & Sarcoidosis), hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, childbirth), thyroid imbalance, excess Vit. An intake, certain medications, > ...Read more

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Circle white bald spots on your head with no hair growth?

Circle white bald spots on your head with no hair growth?

Alopecia: It seems like you might have alopecia areata which is a disorder where the immune system destroys the hairs. It can often be successfully treated by your dermatologist. They will also want to check to be sure that no other autoantibodies exist in your body. Go see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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5 months ago I discovered a 1/2"x 1/2" bald patch in my facial hair growth. It went away. 3 month ago I appeared in my r temple. Is this normal?

5 months ago I discovered a 1/2"x 1/2" bald patch in my facial hair growth. It went away. 3 month ago I appeared in my r temple. Is this normal?

Maybe: A temporary bald patch which regrows on its own can be due to skin irritation, stress, a fungal infection on the skin, or many other things. If this new patch regrows and doesn't otherwise bother you (no itching, flaking, pain, other symptoms), it's fine to just watch and do nothing, but if you start having any other symptoms or if the patches get bigger or don't go away, check with dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best hair growth product did balding male?

What is the best hair growth product did balding male?

Hair growth: Finasteride (propecia) is the best hair growth product for balding men with androgeneic alopecia. ...Read more

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What's a way to cure balding in women? Something that wl promote hair growth

What's a way to cure balding in women? Something that wl promote hair growth

Minoxidil: Minoxidil is a topical solution (aka rogaine). There is a female formulation that is 2% solution. This it should applied twice a day and takes about 2 months to start seeing results. No prescription is needed and it is found at most grocery stores and pharmacies. ...Read more

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How can I reduce hair loss, increase hair growth and prevent balding with diet?

How can I reduce hair loss, increase hair growth and prevent balding with diet?

No good way: Of course, make sure you get lots of b vitamins in your diet. But really, I would suggest some topical minoxidil. ...Read more

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What are some vitamins to take for healthy hair growth in women? Hair is very thin and signs of balding.

What are some vitamins to take for healthy hair growth in women?  Hair is very thin and signs of balding.

Agree w Dr. Baker: See dermatologist to evaluate for reason for this so that an individualized treatment plan can be developed. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) > ...Read more

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Hi, I have baldness problem and the shape is now like "W". Do you have suggestion to grow my hair in my bald spot. Thank you sir?

Hi, I have baldness problem and the shape is now like "W". Do you have suggestion to grow my hair in my bald spot. Thank you sir?

Male pattern baldnes: Check out http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/male-pattern-baldness-directory for basic info. Minoxidil & finasteride are approved for treatment of hair loss. Former increases blood flow while latter decreases conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. It's less likely to be due to thyroid condition or stress. Check w/Dermatologist or hair transplant surgeon. ...Read more

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Will starting metformin increase my hair loss? I have PCOS and suffer from male pattern baldness and gradual thinning. I am desperate to find a solution for my hair, which was once very thick, but also want to lose weight. (I'm 5'4 and 149)

Will starting metformin increase my hair loss? I have PCOS and suffer from male pattern baldness and gradual thinning. I am desperate to find a solution for my hair, which was once very thick, but also want to lose weight. (I'm 5'4 and 149)

Male pattern baldnes: Male pattern baldness in a female sounds really odd. I don't know how you got that diagnosis but it sounds to me like you should go see an endocrinologist and bring with you any test results of things that you already have done to you. You live in LA. Go to one of the University Medical Centers and get a good workup. ...Read more

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Does fluocinodine promote hair growth in alopecia sufferers? Will hair stop growing/shed after use has stopped?

Does fluocinodine promote hair growth in alopecia sufferers? Will hair stop growing/shed after use has stopped?

Alopecia, steroids: Topical steroids such as this will help in certain cases of alopecia, such as alopecia areata or if inflammation of the scalp is present. In many cases however they will not induce regrowth. The cause of the alopecia must be established first by a dermatologist, as then any treatment advise can be specific. ...Read more

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I am 28 yrs old & having hair loss ever since I came to us 2yrs ago. What should I eat for hair growth & what can I apply on my hair?

I am 28 yrs old & having hair loss ever since I came to us 2yrs ago. What should I eat for hair growth & what can I apply on my hair?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Hi, I have 4months old baby boy, recently he is facing hair loss, please advice me to control the hair loss for my baby and tips to good hair growth?

Hi, I have 4months old baby boy, recently he is facing hair loss, please advice me to control the hair loss for my baby and tips to good hair growth?

Relax: The baby hase a special thin type of hair which is destined to be lost and replaced in time with thicker hair. This is normal! ...Read more

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Will biotin in shampoo help with hair growth for someone with alopecia?

Will biotin in shampoo help with hair growth for someone with alopecia?

Hair Growth: Minoxidil is an effective medication in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (aga). Minoxidil has a direct effect on hair growth by stimulating dermal papillae or follicular hair matrix. Women should use rogaine for men (minoxidil) because it is stronger than rogaine for women. ...Read more

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Is follihair good to combat hair loss n promote hair growth?

Is follihair good to combat hair loss n promote hair growth?

Not best choice: Some better choices...
Rogaine, propecia, (finasteride) biotin and fish oil have all been shown to promote healthy hair growth and in some cases regrowth. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what hormones/substances cause hair loss or slow hair growth?

Testosterone: Or any hormone(anabolic steroid etc) possessing so-called androgenic activities can cause hair loss. Do note that hair loss is often a genetic trait. ...Read more

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After giving birth I am losing a lot of hair. What can I do to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth?

After giving birth I am losing a lot of hair. What can I do to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth?

Hair loss post birth: This is normal, and may continue for up to 6 or 9 months. It is called "telogen effluvium" and is temporarily induced at the end of pregnancy by the abrupt changes of hormone levels and the stress of delivery. So what is needed is patience; it will pass. ...Read more

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Is green tea good for hair growth? Does it control DHT and stop alopecia? What are other effects of green tea?

Is green tea good for hair growth? Does it control DHT and stop alopecia? What are other effects of green tea?

Will not help hair: Grow or stop alopecia. Studies show that green tea can have antioxidant & anti-carcinogenic effects as well as V’ing risk for heart disease. It can be used as a plant based alternative for glycemic control. ...Read more

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I'm 19, After suffering hair loss now my scalp fells empty no hair growth. Even my hair aren't thick. What to do?

I'm 19, After suffering hair loss now my scalp fells empty no hair growth.
Even my hair aren't thick.
What to do?

Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. It can be in patches or the entire body. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hair loss from past 5 years. I have noticed that my skin is oily and have dandruff problem too. Any solutions for hair growth?

Hair loss from past 5 years. I have noticed that my skin is oily and have dandruff problem too. Any solutions for hair growth?

Hormonal Imbalance: Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Thyroid hormone disorders are notorious for causing hair loss. Imbalance in sex hormones can also be implicated. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm losing my hairs just on both sides of my head. What can I do/use to prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth? I'm 26yr.

I'm losing my hairs just on both sides of my head. What can I do/use to prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth? I'm 26yr.

Rogaine (minoxidil): I usually prescribe rogaine, (minoxidil) but it depends on the severity. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so they can make a proper diagnosis and give you more suggestions that best suit you. ...Read more

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Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth?!

Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth?!

Does not hurt: But I do not think it will stop hair loss. At 21 and being a woman, hair loss would be unusual anyway. Recommend you check it out with a dermatologist ...Read more

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Does taking hair loss pills restart the hair growth in the pubic area that has Brazilian ipl done?

Does taking hair loss pills restart the hair growth in the pubic area that has Brazilian ipl done?

Unlikely: Only hair follicles that are not destroyed will return. The IPL may put some follicles into the telogen (sleep) phase and growth may return several months after treatment but supplements are unlikely to cause re-growth of damaged follicular units ...Read more

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Can mallow flower topical for hair growth interact with propecia 1mg when taking for hair loss? Thank you

Can mallow flower topical for hair growth interact with propecia 1mg when taking for hair loss? Thank you

You're fine: It's a placebo. If you want to look good, spend the money instead on a gym membership and hang out with athletic friends. Good looks for a man is almost entirely about fitness. You've probably got great facial and chest hair growth. Nothing looks better than a fit man with a well-trimmed beard, a buzzed head, and a hairline that says, "I'm not a dumb kid any more." Photo Guy is happy. ...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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