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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
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
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
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
I use the multivitamins prenatal to grow my hair because it won't grow I don't have any kids 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does mira hair oil really work for hair loss and fast hair growth? I read up reviews but I'm not sure if it's true or not. Help me
It's fake: If it worked, then vladimir putin and rupert murdoch wouldn't be bald. ...Read more