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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

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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There is an empty circle area on the back of my head, its hair loss. What can cause this?

There is an empty circle area on the back of my head, its hair loss. What can cause this?

Empty circle: Quite uncommon at your age unless it is common in your family. I would have you see your doctor for starters and, depending what is found out, you are likely to be referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My hair loss in starting stage and it's on further head so what's best medicine and food to stop hair loss and increase hair.?

My hair loss in starting stage and it's on further head so what's best medicine and food to stop hair loss and increase hair.?

See your doctor: Unfortunately there are no foods to stop genetically driven hair loss. There are medications that may help, but you should consult your doctor first. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001177.htm. ...Read more

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I have a problem of hair loss. Please tell me what I do in front portion of my head. I loose so many hairs in patches. Please help?

I have a problem of hair loss. Please tell me what I do in front portion of my head. I loose so many hairs in patches. Please help?

Depends on cause...: 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, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). 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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I have thick hair medium size, my head has been hurting about 2-3 times a month and I have some what of hair loss. Should i worry or just cut my hair?

I have thick hair medium size, my head has been hurting about 2-3 times a month and I have some what of hair loss. Should i worry or just cut my hair?

Probably no relation: I would see either your general medical doctor or a dermatologist since the two may not be connected at all. ...Read more

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What to do about excessive hair loss of a female only on the head that started in your teen years and still continues into your early 20s? Please help

What to do about excessive hair loss of a female only on the head that started in your teen years and still continues into your early 20s? Please help

Hair loss: First have your thyroid activity checked. Another thing to consider is mechanical means such as having tight hair do's, frequent use of a hot curling iron, frequent dyeing of hair and other mechanical insults ...Read more

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I have hair loss at the middle of my head but its very slow my actual problem is making my hair stronger so they stay long and look filled plus get a ?

I have hair loss at the middle of my head but its very slow my actual problem is making my hair stronger so they stay long and look filled plus get a ?

PRP: I really like PRP in hair that is thinning, but not necessarily to the point of wanting a transplant yet. You can get improvement with just one treatment, but usually really good results with 2-3 treatments, one every 3-4 months. Topical minoxidil and finasteride oral can be helpful as well, but require continuous daily dosing. Light/laser treatments might be helpful also. ...Read more

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