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Hair Loss Due To Chemotherapy
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
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
To some extent.: Rogaine (minoxidil) is intended for hereditary baldness, but it can be helpful in cases of temporary hair loss, by "jump starting" the regrowth. Just ignore the paragraph in the package insert that says your hair will fall out again if you stop using it; that's only true for hereditary baldness. ...Read more
Can hair loss due to chemotherapy and testicle removal be cured by hair transplant surgery ? Is it safe and effective to transplant hair ?
Its'difficult to say: You are providing a very scant information. What kind of malnutrition and why? Any underlying conditions, bowel surgery? I guess if malnutrition would be corrected, then it shouldn't be a problem. Check with your pediatrician, he/she might know better your child history. Best of luck! ...Read more
How likely is it for Levaquin to cause long term/chronic hair loss or permanent damage to my hair follicles? Is med induced hair loss reversible?
Telogen effluvium due to wieght loss/ deficiency. Does hair regrow better once weight is gained and deficiencies are restored?
While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?
Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more
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