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Doctor insights on: Hair Loss In Children Causes

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What causes hair loss?

What causes hair loss?

Too many reasons: Stress, hormonal disturbance, infection (of hair follicles), chemotherapy/use of immunosuppressant, autoimmune disorders, thyroid disease, just name a few. Read more

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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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What causes Hair loss?

What causes Hair loss?

Many Reasons: Number one reason in males is Heredity. There are other reasons like Anemia, Mental stress, Severe illnesses, Hormone problems etc Read more

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What causes hair loss?

What causes hair loss?

Possible causes...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). Read more

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What causes female hair loss?

What causes female hair loss?

Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products. Read more

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What are the causes of hair loss?

What are the causes of hair loss?

Many: Depends on the type of hair loss. Mostly thyroid disease and stress. That stress can be physical or emotional.

There are other specific diseases that cause patchy hair loss and even complete hair loss.

Most primary care doctors and dermatologists can help you figure out the cause. Read more

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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully.
Read all the instructions.
Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer".

Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. Read more

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Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Any trauma: To the hair can damage the hair protein and cause the hair to break off. These include heat, chemicals, physical trauma etc. The ionic hairdryer is no more or less a trauma than regular hairdryers. It's the heat that causes the damage. Read more

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What is the most likely cause of hair loss?

What is the most likely cause of hair loss?

Inherited baldness: "pattern baldness" is the most common cause of hair loss, and is usually inherited (it's in the genes). In men, it is called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. Men get a receding hair line and hair loss on top of the head. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Women get some hair loss from the whole scalp, so the hair looks thinner. Read more

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What could cause hair loss at the age of 23?

What could cause hair loss at the age of 23?

Lots: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. Read more

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What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

Stress or thyroid pr: Mostly come from stress or thyroid problem. Sometime scalp infection can cause hair loss. Go see your doctor to get a full exam. Read more

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Do "noogies" damage the hair or cause hair loss?

Do "noogies" damage the hair or cause hair loss?

Noogies hair loss: Do "noogies" damage the hair or cause hair loss? ANS: Please define exactly what you mean by a noogie as the definition seems to vary by the part of the world you are in. Also define how often and how hard a noogie you are talking about. I do no recall how you express the power of a noogie. Do you have a standard unit for a your noogie? Is is expressed as noogie or millinoogies? Send details. Read more

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Does blow drying hair cause permanent hair loss?

Does blow drying hair cause permanent hair loss?

No: This should not cause hair loss from the dryer. There is likely another reason. Read more

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Which medications that I'm on could cause hair loss?

A variety of meds: There are a number of medications that can cause hair loss. In younger patients, the most common medications could include acne medications (isotretinoin), thyroid medications, and other hormones (including testosterone replacement). It would be most helpful to consult with a doc to see which one may be causing it. In most cases, drug-induced hair loss is reversible. Read more

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What could be the cause of hair loss on a daily basis?

What could be the cause of hair loss on a daily basis?

Thyroid, genetic, scal: The hir loss may be due to thyroid dosease, genetic like male pattern baldness, and local conditions of the scalp
see your doctor. Read more

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What can cause sudden patches of hair loss & thinning?

Hair loss: Any number of medical issues can have a bad effect on your hair.
Start by seeing your doctor and if he/she thinks it necessary you will be referred to a Dermatologist. Read more

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Will the ointment cause hair loss if used on the head.?

Will the ointment cause hair loss if used on the head.?

Maybe: There are many ointments. I don't know which ointment you're referring to. So I can't answer your question without additional information. Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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