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Hair Spray Side Effects
Hairspray: There is some controversy as to the long term health implications of using hair spray. However, many would say that it is reasonably safe if used as directed. Avoiding inhalation would be prudent, as would be avoiding any sort of open flame as the product is highly flammable. ...Read more
I have this headache that started the second I used hair spray although I held my breath and moved a few steps away to breath again. Any thoughts?
Irritants: There are plenty of things in there that can be irritants or allergy causing agents. Always hold your breath for a while after spraying or move from the area if it bothers you. Obviously avoid spraying into the wind and getting it all over your face, May take an anti-infammatory if not allergic to any- for the headache. ...Read more
I lost lots of hair due to alcohol hair spray, and also dying. Can I use non alcoholspray? Is it safe? My hair is very thin. What you recommend? Thanks
See a dermatologist.: Yes to safety of non-alcohol hair spray, even on thinning hair. A better question is whether the hairspray you have been using, and the dying of the hair, actually the true cause of the thinning and hair loss. There can be many causes for hair loss. Seeing a derm can direct you better as to what type of hair loss you are suffering from, and what is the next best course of treatment. ...Read more
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
I've been using hair spray holder (a cheap one) for more than one year, and my hair started shedding, did it cause my hair loss?
No: That was not the cause. You need to look for other options. Check w/your doctor, ...Read more
Hairspray: Hairspray does not cause any loss or damage if you have properly used it ...Read more
Male pattern baldness is typically genetic. Though certain environmental effects likely contribute to the rate of hair loss, I don't know of any evidence suggesting hair styling products contribute to this.
Products such as Minoxidil can slow hair loss in those with male pattern baldness. ...Read more
Yes: Definate respiratory tract irritant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I use a olive oil moisturizing hair spray daily with a flaky itchy scalp condition? (also using medicated shampoo twice per week)
I breathed in dry shampoo (hair spray with talc powder) and now my lungs burn! Poison control said I should be fine, but I'm worried. I have asthma.?
Not poisoned: But inhaling talcum powder may trigger an asthma attack. Make sure that you are taking all of your controller medications (inhaled corticosteroids, montelukast) and take two puffs of your rescue inhaler (albuterol). If symptoms of chest burning persist see your doctor. One inhalation is not going to cause permanent lung injury. ...Read more
None: None known if used as directed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a clearly noticeable receding hair line. Should I used rogaine (minoxidil) or will it have side effects?
Treat your hairline: Even though rogaine/minoxidil is not FDA-approved for hair regrowth in the hairline, it's possible to see some improvement. The improvement you get will depend on the amount of weak hair in the area. Dead is dead, gone is gone. But if the hair follicle is alive, there's a chance minox, laser or prp will help. Otherwise, a transplant is your only option. Try Formula 82M minox to avoid side effects. ...Read more
Is it safe and effective to use hairmax laser comb product to grow hair, and what are the possible side effects?!
Marketing;? if more: Study FDA letters: http://www. Accessdata. Fda. Gov/cdrh_docs/pdf6/K060305.pdf, http://www. Accessdata. Fda. Gov/cdrh_docs/pdf9/K093499.pdf & http://www. Accessdata. Fda. Gov/cdrh_docs/pdf10/K103368.pdf which are just notification letters without any verification of efficacy for claims. Laser devices are also marketed for killing hair follicles. Like Elon Musk, go back to basics: http://foundation. Bz/20/ ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are diseases that cause white or gray hair at an early age, without many serious side effects?
I m 25 yo male and I m getting white hairs on head. Can it be side effects of antibiotic? How can we stop to get white hairs?
No way: Are you talking about gray hairs or white hairs? If they are gray hairs they are usually hereditary and you cannot prevent the formation of them. If you have a patch of white hair this is called poliosis and if that is the case I would see a dermatologist ...Read more
Is Accutane really that terrible at 5mg a day??? No side effects for 1 yr now noticing more hair shedding could it be seasonal???
Hair loss: We have already addressed this question. No, there is no seasonal hair loss. You are on several medications, especially Accutane which may cause hair loss. You have been on Accutane for 12 months? Yes, I know it's "5 mg a day" but you have a significant cumulative systemic dose/toxicity. If 5 is very little dose and won't cause any harm then it won't cause any benefit either, so why be on it? ...Read more
How effective is minoxidil in long term usage for regrowing your hair? Are there any side effects of long term usage? Eg. More than 6 months
Depends: Effedtiveness varies with the individual. All drugs have some side effects and the insert in the packaging lists side effects and warnings. I would read it carefully. ...Read more
At 18, my hair has begun to fall out rapidly. I am considering biotin (b7) to help. Are there any risks or permanent side effects to b7 supplements?
See your doctor:
Hair loss may occur for many different reasons, the most significant of which is hypothyroidism. So you need an general evaluation.
Biotin deficiency is extremely rare - it is found in many common foods and actually produced by bowel bacteria. There is no evidence that increased levels of biotin provide any health benefit. ...Read more
Are there any side effects of coloring white hairs using commercial products like loreal especially after age 50?
No: There should be no side effects if the package instructions are followed. ...Read more
As with any: Supplement there are always listed side effects. Read the label and make sure its the right supplement for you. I recommend supplements in my office every day so perhaps see a nutritionist or a derm that may help you find the best supplements for you. If you take them it does take typically 6 months to see any results on hair and nails. ...Read more
Helps: Biotin helps reduce breakage. Rarely causes stomach upset. ...Read more
Recommended by some: Biotin role in promoting hair growth is controversial. It is known that biotin deficiency can sometime lead to alopecia (hair loss)that is why some dermatologists and doctors practicing alternate medicine recommend high doses of biotin for hair loss. Recommended dose is 8to10 mgm a day. It is considered a safe supplement. Other food sources are egg yolk, liver, whole grain, brewers yeast, rice, milk;vegies. ...Read more
Check out: This Livestrong article "The Side Effects of Hair, Nail & Skin Tablets With Biotin" http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/486702-the-side-effects-of-hair-nail-skin-tablets-with-biotin/ ...Read more