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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...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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Hairloss due to ringworm?

Hairloss due to ringworm?

Yes: You can lose hair due to "ringworm"/fungal infection. The medical term is tinea capitis if it occurs on your scalp, tinea corporis if it occurs on the body, tinea cruris if it occurs in the groin, and tinea pedis if it occurs on the the feet. Once the fungal infection is treated, the hair will return. Best to visit your doctor for further evaluation and fungal testing. ...Read more

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How to regrow lost hair due to sebbhoeric dermatitis?

How to regrow lost hair due to sebbhoeric dermatitis?

ASLONG ASRX EFFECTIV: As long as the the rash clears and hair will start growing again once the inflammation and sebum production is over.The hair loss is due to excessive secretion of sebum which makes fungus growth, which along with bacteria causes inflammation.Thats why it is treated with antifungal and corticosteroid therapy.Once the inflammation is gone hair will start growing. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to encourage hair regrowth after patchy hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis?

Time: Hair growth after an inflammatory condition like seborrhea takes time for the hair to regrow. I don't think there is any specific way to hurry the process. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose hair with seborrheic dermatitis?

Is it possible to lose hair with seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: Yes. It can cause inflammation and irritation of the hair follicles and cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Does scalp scratching cause hair loss or traction alopecia? And is it permanent loss?

Does scalp scratching cause hair loss or traction alopecia? And is it permanent loss?

Possibly: please consult a board certified dermatologist to determine the cause of the irritation and for an examination of your hair follicles. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medical problems, like a thyroid disorder, or can be caused by medications. You should see a dermatologist to have this checked out. ...Read more

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Can allergic dermatitis to hair dye cause your hair to fall out?

Can allergic dermatitis to hair dye cause your hair to fall out?

Possibly: In addition to a scalp rash it is possible to experience hair loss with contact dermatitis to hair dye. However dying or bleaching hair can also damage hair and cause hair loss. See a doctor preferably one experienced in contact dermatitis for evaluation such as a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Dermatitis seborrheic cause hairloss, what to do?

Dermatitis seborrheic cause hairloss, what to do?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis can result in hair loss if the head is involved in the dermatitis. I would strongly recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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Can scalp psoriasis lead to a receding hairline and thinning hair?

Can scalp psoriasis lead to a receding hairline and thinning hair?

Maybe..: But it's more likely that the thinning and receding is genetic and will happen regardless. The psoriasis (which stresses the skin that supports hair growth) may cause patchy hair loss and make the genetic thinning worse, but usually doesn't cause a receding hairline by itself. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medical problems, like a thyroid disorder, or can be caused by medications. You should see a dermatologist to have this checked out. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to encourage hair regrowth after patchy hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis?

Time: Hair growth after an inflammatory condition like seborrhea takes time for the hair to regrow. I don't think there is any specific way to hurry the process. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Will ILK injections help decrease scalp inflammation/hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis, thus, possibly restore hair growth? Side effects?

Will ILK injections help decrease scalp inflammation/hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis, thus, possibly restore hair growth? Side effects?

ILK: intralesional injection of kenalog (triamcinolone) has been used for a condition called alopacia areata with some success. It might help the lesions improve but probably will not stimulate health growth. ...Read more

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Hair loss, no flaky dandruff, little itchy bumps. Th are consistently below range, TSH normal. Dermatologist says its seborrheic dermatitis. Vitamins?

Hair loss, no flaky dandruff, little itchy bumps. Th are consistently below range, TSH normal. Dermatologist says its seborrheic dermatitis. Vitamins?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Typically caused by overproduction of oils in the skin and a yeast called malassezia. Easy to treat, just follow the recommendations. ...Read more

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Should i take multi-vitamin tablets while using neutrogena for sebhorreic dermatitis to re-grow hair loss?

Should i take multi-vitamin tablets while using neutrogena for sebhorreic dermatitis to re-grow hair loss?

Your choice: Most people who take multivitamins probably derive no benefit from them, especially if their diet and sun exposure are normal. There is no reason you cannot take a cheap vitamin-and-mineral tablet from a reputable pharmacy chain. Don't spend much money on them, and good luck with the continued treatment of scalp dermatitis -- it can take persistence to treat successfully. ...Read more

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Im doing a treatment of dermatitis seborreic with loction/shampoo and for hair loss finacapil, but my hair is falling from the root? Should grow /bad?

Im doing a treatment of dermatitis seborreic with loction/shampoo and for hair loss finacapil, but my hair is falling from the root? Should grow /bad?

? finasteride: I assume you mean the drug above rather than the word you wrote. It is normal to lose 100 hairs a day. Are you losing more than that?If you are scratching your head a lot from the dermatitis that could cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Any danger of cancer from Neutrogena coal tar shampoo to use daily for 2 wks 4 hair loss from seborheic dermatitis ? Thought I read it was questnable?

Any danger of cancer from Neutrogena coal tar shampoo to use daily for 2 wks 4 hair loss from seborheic dermatitis ? Thought I read it was questnable?

2 weeks is fine: Here in California, the law requires Cancer Warning signs everywhere, because everything we eat, touch, breathe can cause cancer. That's the nature of life, everything on Earth can cause cancer... but the true question is, how likely? So, 2 weeks of any shampoo sold in America should be fine. No worries. Breathing the engine exhaust on the way to the store and back is likely to be more dangerous. ...Read more

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My seborrheic dermatitis is flared up on my scalp and it feels tight. And burning . Does that mean i will lose more hair? I did use the. Clobe.

My seborrheic dermatitis is flared up on  my scalp and it feels tight.   And  burning .  Does  that mean i will lose  more hair? I did use the. Clobe.

Maybe, maybe not: Mild seborrheic scalp dermatitis may not cause any hair loss at all, just a bit itchy, flaky scalp etc...Severe case may cause some hair loss, but prompt and adequate treatment likely will allow the hair to grow back in a months. Just make sure it is not scalp fungus/ringworm as clobetasol can make it feel better initially, but actually will make the lesion bigger/worse over time. Consult doc. ...Read more

Seborrhea (Definition)

A red, sometimes itchy rash with scales, related to dandruff. It often is present on the scalp and around the nose and eyebrows, but can also appear on the chest and under the arms. The yeast malassezia may play a role and many treatments target this yeast as well as the ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Seborrheic Dermatitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, ...Read more