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Hair Loss And Baldness
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
I'm sebbhoeric dermatitis.I use nizoral (ketoconazole). But I have some hair loss (not bald patches ) could it be ringworm ? Differentiate ringworm and sebb derm ?
Hair loss.Fatigue.Bald spots.Heavy period.Extreme cramps.Have had numerous blood tests done w/ no results. Been to doctor twice.What could be wrong?
Thyroid: These sounds like thyroid problems, but i'm going to assume that they checked that. It's hard to guess without knowning which tests you had that were negative. Autoimmune problems could cause as well. What type of doctor have you seen? Family or internal medicine? Obgyn? You may want to see a specialist like an internal medicine doctor or a rhematologist. Good luck! ...Read more
I have been using clonate lotion which is prescribed for me to my dandruff in head. But now I am suddenly seeing hair loss. Kind of baldness ...
I have psoriasis on my scalp, can that cause hair loss/female pattern baldness? my father has psoriasis.
Possibly: Consult a dermatologist and get checked for autoimmune illness. ...Read more
No offence but why are most of the doctors prescribing minoxidil and finasteride as treatment for hair loss bald ? :p
Can Stem Cells therapy Cure Hair Loss(male pattern baldness)? Is it approved by FDA? I am 28 yrs male, losing hairs from temple and crown.
No: Please do not waste your money on unapproved stem cell treatment. It may be causing you concern but baldness is a benign condition and you may try to live with it or get a hair piece. The so called stem cell treatment will not only cost a lot, will not help and may expose you to dangers of unapproved treatments. ...Read more