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Information: Loss o head hair is usualy a genetic thing. There are some diseases that cause it and certain drugs like with chemotherapy. The genetic variety is not preventable. Such things as Minoxidil and transplant surgery may be of benefit. Treating the underlying diseas and stopping the drugs might also help. But with chemotherapy that is not usually an option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
White hair: If your mother or father's hair turned white at an early age, you may be genetically programmed for premature graying. Your genes determine when production of melanin stops, and your dna may destine you to platinum hair at an early age. Other causes include stress and thyroid disease. See your doctor and get blood work. ...Read more
Healthy hair: Get enough sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, over-washing, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. When needed use quality conditioner. ...Read more
Need to see a doctor: Excessive body hair can occasionally be due to a hormonal imbalance, so a visit to a primary care doctor or an endocrinologist is needed to evaluate the symptom. However, body hair more likely just runs in the family, and is not a medical problem. If it is familial, it will be very difficult to change the amount of hair. The trait is in the genes. ...Read more
Hi, dr my hair is getting thinner day by day and how can prevent my naval nerve from misplacing very often.
ALOPECIA: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read more
My son has small long black bugs in his hair which is very thick. I'm black and was trying to determine what it is and what I can do to prevent it spr?
Need special shampoo: A medicinal shampoo, such as Nix (permethrin), is needed to kill lice and their offspring. There are several over-the-counter products to choose from. The key is to get rid of the eggs and kill the hatched lice before they reproduce. If any eggs survive (they are on hairs, near the scalp), the cycle just begins all over again. Without Nix, a person must pick off every egg and crush every louse. ...Read more