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Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Many possibilities: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can stress, various medications, and certain medical conditions. A good evaluation, including blood testing, by a physician will narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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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Can head lice cause hair loss?

Can head lice cause hair loss?

Typically not: but in an attempt to get rid of the lice, you can pull a lot of hair out by accident. I like using companies like hair fairies to help get rid of lice quicker ...Read more

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Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on spot of scalp mean hair loss?

Burning sensation on spot of scalp mean hair loss?

No, but if: it continues you should have your doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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Have dandruff, flakes, bump and losing hair?

Have dandruff, flakes, bump and losing hair?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Usually responds to adequate hydration and use of anti-seborrheic shampoo like Selsun blue and topical steroids to hair line lesions ...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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Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

See dermatologist: It sounds like you should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. There are many possibilities from infection, to inflammatory, to autoimmune conditions. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issues are found, you may be dealing with genetic predisposition but I recommend that you then consult a hair stylist for advice about your hair care. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Does shaving head increases hair growth?

Does shaving head increases hair growth?

No: It appears to grow faster as there's nothing to compare it to. The idea that hair and nails grow on the dead is another myth. ...Read more

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Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents are at the age when hair growth begins! Also, when you shave hair it becomes prickly, and more noticeable to the touch. The hair follicle beneath the skin does not know whether the hair above it has been cut long, short or completely shaved. ...Read more

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Does scalp scratching cause hair loss or traction alopecia? And is it permanent loss?

Does scalp scratching cause hair loss or traction alopecia? And is it permanent loss?

Possibly: please consult a board certified dermatologist to determine the cause of the irritation and for an examination of your hair follicles. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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I have had a problem with hair loss for years now it really bad, my scalp itches really bad and its dry hard patches in my scalp that i can't get off!?

I have had a problem with hair loss for years now it really bad, my scalp itches really bad and its dry hard patches in my scalp that i can't get off!?

Seborrhea : The problem could be a condition called seborrhea , associated with scales and itchiness on. The scalp and eyebrows. In some cases this may be associated with elevated testosterone levels. You should first see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a dry scalp which itches severe after washing hair.I have hair loss too. I'm planning to use 5% Minoxidil.Can I use Tgel and minox together?

I have a dry scalp which itches severe after washing hair.I have hair loss too. I'm planning to use 5% Minoxidil.Can I use Tgel and minox together?

Can use both : T-gel can be used once to twice per week. While Minoxidil must be used twice per day. I can't say if you will have any problems with using them both using that schedule. Of course washing off the Minoxidil every day soon after applying you will not benefit from it even if you are only a washing with water. ...Read more

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Rapid hair loss over 3 months all over top of head (recent itching) , No probs on blood tests..how can this be normal at 19 (fit with balanced diet)?

Dermatologists: I would consult a dermatologist to evaluate you for your hair loss. Thyroid disorders need to be ruled out. The dermatologist can tell what type of hair loss you have,what it may be due to,whether it's temporary and may be able to prescribe treatment for it. Some cases of premature alopecia are genetic. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need solution asap?

Possible Testosteron: You may have symptoms of androgen (male hormone) excess. These may cause acne, and alopecia. Check MD for testosterone levels, if not on the pill which reduces it, and be checked for the many causes, often PCOS or an drenal source. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need a solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need a solution asap?

Infection can cause: dandruff/hair loss/ acne. For instance, if you have ringworm infection hair loss and bald spots can develop. It is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

See dermatologist: It sounds like you should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. There are many possibilities from infection, to inflammatory, to autoimmune conditions. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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I have suffered long yrs in which my scalp is deteriorated,itching,hair loss,bleeding,white powder and swelling. could u forward ur solution?

I have suffered long yrs in which my scalp is deteriorated,itching,hair loss,bleeding,white powder and swelling. could u forward ur solution?

See a Dermatologist: You could have a scalp infection. But there are many various conditions that might be causing your problem. You really need to be examined by a specialist to find the answer. He or she may be able to tell right away, by the appearance of your scalp, the cause of your condition. ...Read more

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I'm using 2/* ketaconozole shampoo daily to treat sebhoeric dermatitis for abt two months. There is still bit flaking +itching, hair loss. What to do?

I'm using 2/* ketaconozole shampoo daily to treat sebhoeric dermatitis for abt two months. There is still bit flaking +itching, hair loss. What to do?

Change it up: It may be time to supercharge your treatment and add additional or different products. If the symptoms have persisted and you are seeing hair loss you should consult with your dermatologist about using a topical steroid such as kenalog (triamcinolone). ...Read more

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Hair loss itching scalp dry scalp could that be because I am not drinking enough water ? Or the weather in here living in dubai thanks

Hair loss itching scalp dry scalp could that be because I am not drinking enough water ? Or the weather in here living in dubai thanks

A few things: Itchy hair loss could be due to ezcema of the scalp. It is probably not due to lack of water intake. Consider using a different shampoo and conditioner. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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All lymph sites swollen for about13 months as well as skin nodules, accompanied by bruising, hair loss, extreme weight loss, fatigue, itching mostly a?

All lymph sites swollen for about13 months as well as skin nodules, accompanied by bruising, hair loss, extreme weight loss, fatigue, itching mostly a?

Primary: what blood workup have you done. This seems to be going on for a while. Have you visited your primary doc?. With such a history, you need to be followed very closely by your primary doctor. I see that you've have certain procedures. what were the results. If your doctor has not discussed them with you, ask him/her to do so. Please visit them as soon as you can. ...Read more

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After left foot fracture 6 months ago, i developed concomitant hair loss patch in my beard and calf, both left sided. No itching or scales or redness?

After left foot fracture 6 months ago, i developed concomitant hair loss patch in my beard and calf, both left sided. No itching or scales or redness?

Telogen effluvium.: That description sounds like telogen effluvium. In this, hair follicles in specific locations get stunned, if you will, by some sort of stressor - physical (such as a fracture), emotional, mental, nutritional, surgical. The follicles seem to eject their hairs in these areas, creating nearly circular bald patches. Takes a really long time, but the hairs do eventually return. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Bauman
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