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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
If a person had hair loss due to poor diet/nutrition, how long would it take for the hair loss to stop after that person restored good nutrition?
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?
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
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