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Hair Loss Due
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
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
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
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
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
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
None: Won't help unless you're mixing a salad. ...Read more
Can hair grow back if folliculitus is treated on time. I have experienced rapid hair loss due to it.
Am a 27 yr old female and I have been experiencing hair loss due to minor pcod (i am assuming this) from last 6 months. Pls suggest something?
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
Eventually: Yes, but it will take a while...Months at least. ...Read more
Would it be good to put castor oil on areas of hair loss due to seb dermatitis to re-grow the hair?
Only if: You like the wet greasy look from the 1950's. It won't help in any way. ...Read more
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
Does having frequent sex cause men to have permanent hair loss due to am increase of dht and testosterone?
Hello I have thinning hair. I wonder if I start minoxidil and stop it I will loose it again even if I have hair loss due to relaxers.?
Thinning hair: Two choices: See a skin doctor, and/or see your barber. Both would be a good idea. ...Read more
Never take meds unless necessary, but doc suggested vit. D and biotin forte (hair loss due to recent illness, but recovered) can these 2 help my body?
Yes and No: Taking vitamin D supplements is helpful to most people, because most people do not get enough vitamin D (either from their food and drink, or from sunlight). Taking biotin doesn't help a normal person who already has eats a balanced diet. There is enough biotin for essentially everyone who eats a healthy diet. Very rarely is anyone deficient in biotin. ...Read more
Hey I have to ask that if u can't prevent sleep deprivation and if anticipating hair loss due to tenigen effluvium. Is dere anything u cud do about it?
Is there a remedy for severe hair loss due to pcos in women? I am 25 years old and my hair is falling out almost in chunks on a daily basis.
Reduce male hormones: Try reducing your male hormone levels. Oral contraceptive pills will help along with glucophage and a low glycemic index diet. Rogaine (minoxidil) temporarily will help regrow some of the hair. Spironolactone will help block the male hormone levels at the surface of the skin. ...Read more
I have been taking Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for almost the last 8 years for hair loss. Due to the side effects will it be better to switch to Saw palmetto? Thanks
In short - YES: Hair loss / thinning due to vitamin B12 deficiency can sometimes be treated by taking oral b-complex vitamins. However, there are instances where you may need injections of vitamin B12 (usually given monthly). It depends on the reason you have developed the vitamin deficiency. Is it because of a vegetarian diet? Or is it due to some intestinal malabsorption problem? Best to check with your doctor ...Read more
I am 19yr 6ft 70kg vegetarian, lost 40kg in a year recently had hair loss due to dandruff, half of my hairs are thin/thick I am taking biotin, fish oil?
Please suggest me treatment for hair loss due to use of steroids. I also have hypothyroidism and undergone splenectomy..
Hair loss: What sort of steroids did you use—anabolic or glucocorticoid? The former increase testosterone & may thus increase hair loss; the other type is used to treat hair loss. Hypothyroidism can be associated with hair loss as well. Stress of surgery might also explain hair loss. Suggest seeing an endocrinologist to check levels out & determine actual cause of hair loss & offer treatment options. ...Read more