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Hair Growth For Baldness
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
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
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
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
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
Wood 40000 mcg of biotin increase hair growth or cause any medical problems. I am 68 black female, no bald spots. Exercise, lift weights, perfect CMP?
NO: Throw away this useless SCAM and spend your money on something useful or fun. ...Read more
Minoxidil: Minoxidil is a topical solution (aka rogaine). There is a female formulation that is 2% solution. This is 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use the multivitamins prenatal to grow my hair because it won't grow I don't have any kid's don't understand why my hair won't grow I'm 29 should I keep taking them and I'm bald in a lot of places I wear wigs all the time because I'm so embarrassed of m
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