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Is hair loss due to strong medication temporary?

Is hair loss due to strong medication temporary?

Yes: chemotherapy may cause hair loss that grows back after the withdrawal of the chemotherapy 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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Can you have permanent hair loss due to medication?

Can you have permanent hair loss due to medication?

Yes: Yes, there areany meds that can cause temporary or permanent hair loss. Also need to consider underlying medical conditions such as hypothyroid, anemia, nutritional deficiency, hormonal imbalance. Read more

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How to determine if I have permanent hair loss due to medication?

How to determine if I have permanent hair loss due to medication?

See below: Hair has a very high mitotic rate and responds to some medication by loss of hair however if you stop that medication the hair usually returns. Read more

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Can the hair loss due to trauma be cured?

Can the hair loss due to trauma be cured?

Yes: After a serious systemic injury or illness, hair may shed but it grows back in a few months. If there's a scalp injury other than a burn, the hair usually comes back nicely. You can wear a ball cap, or take pride in the signs of having survived a serious challenge and come out the winner. Read more

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Can you tell me how to help a friend deal with hair loss due to chemo?

Can you tell me how to help a friend deal with hair loss due to chemo?

Support groups: Hi. Your friend's oncologist can get him/her in touch with cancer support groups to deal with a wide range of issues. Some people use wigs, scarves, hats, etc. Healthy coping skills are very important going thru such a life-altering chain of events. Good luck to your friend; he/she is lucky to have friends like you! Read more

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How long does it take for the hair loss due to stress to appear after the stress had occured?

How long does it take for the hair loss due to stress to appear after the stress had occured?

It depends: On the type, severity, etc, but often weeks to months due to the way hair grows in cycles. Talk w/your doctor. Read more

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Will flucinonide. 05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem? Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff? How long does it take for it work?

Will flucinonide. 05%soln help medium to severe dandruff problem? Does it help stop hair loss due to dandruff? How long does it take for it work?

Steroid for dandruff: Dandruff is flaking scalp skin cells, and is caused by either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. It is not dry scalp. Both conditions may occur on the face and elsewhere. If hairloss occurs it iis temporary., shampoos are often helpful, like those that contain coal tar, or antifungals, as are topical steroids, like Fluocinonide solution 0.05%, when used regularly. Read more

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Could puberty be a cause for hair loss due to the change in hormone levels?

Could puberty be a cause for hair loss due to the change in hormone levels?

Hair loss: Difficult to answer because you apparently have "hair loss due to change in hormone levels."
Puberty is usually complete by age 25 and change in hormone levels at age 25 is uncommon.
Please see your primary doctor about your hair loss.

I would appreciate it if you could let me know how things go. Read more

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Hair loss due to pcos and pregnancy, what to do?

Get help: Hair loss from pcos can be treated by medicines and if you see a reproductive endocrinologist, endocrinologist or gyn they may be able to help. Hair loss after you have a baby is normal and resolves itself. Read more

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When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

Cycle length: Usual cycle length for individual hair follicles is published at around 1000-1200 days. But in a whole patch on your head each follicle is independent and so it goes... Read more

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Would rogaine (minoxidil) help to recover hair loss due to stress?

Would rogaine (minoxidil) help to recover hair loss due to stress?

Hair loss: Hair loss due to stress many times is not permanent and will grow back on its own. Rogaine (minoxidil) has only been shown to cause hair growth in androgen (testosterone) dependent hair loss. Read more

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What things can I do to keep my hair as healthy as possible if I'm experiencing hair loss due to menopause. Supplements and lifestyle changes?

BHRT estradiol: My professional advise is to seek out a doctor in your area that is well versed and knowledgeable about bio identical hormone replacement therapy. These products are available on prescription only, through compounding pharmacies. Estrogen affects skin and hair, testosterone fatigue and libido, and Progesterone is basically a "feel good" hormone which will help you to feel like yourself again. 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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