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How can you distinguish the difference between telogen effluvium hair loss and hair loss from psoriasis?

How can you distinguish the difference between telogen effluvium hair loss and hair loss from psoriasis?

Dermatologist: Your dermatologist should be able to tell you quite easily and provide a treatment for it. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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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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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

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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What is available 2 treat rosacea on scalp w/o risk of hair loss? Noticed hair loss since using selenium on face , 2 x's .How 2 prevent bulbous nose?

What is available 2 treat rosacea on scalp w/o risk of hair loss? Noticed hair loss since using selenium on face , 2 x's .How 2 prevent bulbous nose?

Rosacea: You can use the metrogel on your scalp and face. It's important to keep you stress levels in check as this will make both conditions worse. You can take biotin supplements to help with the hair loss, however, if you are prone to male pattern baldness there's really nothing you can do about it. Make sure you f/u with your dermatologist. Feel better soon ...Read more

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What to do if I have heard some people say that child birth can cause hair loss. will the hair loss be serious?

Mostly no: there is postpartum alopecia (telogen effluvium), lasting 4-6 weeks. Hair will spontaneously return after that time. ...Read more

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I am suffering from both head hair loss and chest hair loss; are they related? And is it a symptom of male pattern? Ps: hair breaks form the root

I am suffering from both head hair loss and chest hair loss; are they related? 
And is it a symptom of male pattern?

Ps: hair breaks form the root

Get it checked: If they are breaking off at the level of the skin, the problem may be a fungal infection, especially if the hair loss is patchy, as opposed to mail pattern baldness. You might see little black dots where the hairs broke off. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more