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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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Is there any products/ remedies for hair loss, bold spot?

Is there any products/ remedies for hair loss, bold spot?

Possibly: From your description it is hard to say what you have. You may have alopecia areata. If so, this can be treated with intralesional steroids which do not get into your bloodstream. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a natural home remedy for genetical greying of hair?

Is there a natural home remedy for genetical greying of hair?

Greying hair is not: something I've seen change w/diet or supplements although there are some Chinese formulas used for this ;purpose. Best thing possible is to stay neat and clean and think of it as giving you character. Some folks find grey/silver hair very attractive. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss in front, receding. A few White dying hairs. Best remedy or therapy? Rogaine, minoxidil, natural options?

Hair loss: Rogaine is a brand name for minoxidil. The chemical is identical. It seems to stimulate hair growth but as soon as you stop taking it the new hair will fall out. So you would have to take it for 50 years. Other options are hair transplants from the nape of your neck. Look at pictures of your Dad at your age. Get and read "The Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Neihbuhr. Women think bald is sexier! ...Read more

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Any tips to help grow longer African American female natural curly hair.

Any tips to help grow longer African American female natural curly hair.

Straighteners: You can try to straighten and moisturizer the hair bust remember the hair is brittle and very Curley so it easily breaks off to try to prevent this use oils and conditioners prior to straightening. The hair saloons have excellent products and can also do the straightening for you safely protecting the hair ...Read more

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Natural remedies for fairer glowing skin for men?

Natural remedies for fairer glowing skin for men?

Beta Carotene: Carrot juice, a great source for beta carotene can create a glowing complexion in some. ...Read more

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Home made shaampoo remedy for hair loss?

Home made shaampoo remedy for hair loss?

Shampoo balding: unknown person asks: Home made shaampoo remedy for hair loss? ANS: I have been doing medicine for 50 years and losing hair all that time. I have never heard of a home remedy that helps and even most advertised remedies do not work. See your Dr to find cause of hair loss and then there may be a treatment. Look at and ask other family members to see if runs in your family first. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter treatment for south american trypanosomiasis?

Any over-the-counter treatment for south american trypanosomiasis?

No!: Chaga's disease (south african trypanosomiasis) is a very serious disease that should be treated by an expert. Trying to treat yourself with over-the-counter remedies is a bad idea. ...Read more

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Any good treatments for receeding hair line in women whose male ancestors had baldness?

Any good treatments for receeding hair line in women whose male ancestors had baldness?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Is helpful to prevent future hair loss. Some people get substantial improvements in hair density, but even if you don't gain hair, it is effective at preventing or slowing future hair loss. Follow the directions on the package. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good acne treatment system for african american skin?

Docs, what's a good acne treatment system for african american skin?

Acne Treatment: Cleanse with Cetaphil Work with an aesthetician for deep pore cleansing If deep cysts present, see a dermatologist Change your pillow twice a week Avoid fried foods, milk, peanuts, chocolate, dark colas Protect the skin with sun screen to help minimize dark spots. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins to take for hair and skin for african american female age 20?

What are good vitamins to take for hair and skin for african american female age 20?

Healthy Diet: Increasingly, we are discovering that if you have a healthy diet, and you aren't ill, there really isn't any measurable need for vitamin supplementation. Keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the sun is a good idea. Vitamin e, iron supplements for women, and biotin are all said to be helpful, but not needed if you have a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits for a brown skin african american to use a tanning bed?

Are there any benefits for a brown skin african american to use a tanning bed?

No: Tanning beds are artificial intense uv light. Most tanning beds today are uva type, that allows tanning, but also greatly accelerates aging, wrinkles, sun spots and abnormal pigmentation. Darker skinned people who use tanning beds are not getting any benefits (maybe some extra vitamin d) but instead are accelerating aging and wrinkles and maybe even increasing their risk of getting skin cancer. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for my brittle hair?

Are there any home remedies for my brittle hair?

Yes: Try not to wash your hair too often. Limit to twice a week if possible. Instead of shampoo, take a few teaspoons of baking soda and mix with a cup of warm water. It doesn't dissolve very well. Pour over scalp and work into hair. Rinse thoroughly. ...Read more

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Home remedy for balding?

Home remedy for balding?

There aren't any: That i know of that actually work. Minoxidil is available over the counter. ...Read more

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How good is green tea and fenugreek for hair loss alopecia cure?

None: At your age.....Look for increasing your protein and vitamin intake. If apropriate thyroid level to be checked. See pmd. It may be just familial ..... ...Read more

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Hello sir, what are remedies for hair fall in teenage?

Hello sir, what are remedies for hair fall in teenage?

Depends on cause: Stress can be a common cause for hair loss at any age. Other causes maybe certain chemicals people apply to the hair, waring weave in women and sometimes hormone abnormalities. A dermatologist or endocrinologist can help figure out the cause. ...Read more

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Hello doctor,i am 23 old man from india.i have no beard.is there any medicine in homeopathy or Ayurveda for the facial hair growth?

It is genetic: If you father and Uncle had late growth of Beard , then it is genetic. You must have natural and regular Physical growth and 2nddary sex characters also well developed I assume. Therefore the is normal variant. If you do not have hair in Axilla and pubic area , then you should talk to your doctor there. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy for woman's thinning hair. I'm only 33 yrs old?

Thinning hair: There is no "natural remedy" but you have two choices. 1: See your hair stylist for advice and help. 2: If that does not work out please see a Dermatologist (skin doctor). ...Read more

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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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