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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Underarm Hair Loss

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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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Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Really no: Tinea capitis is very familiar. Although selenium sulfide dandruff shampoos can slow it down, it's best treated by systemic anti-fungal medicines that a physician needs to prescribe, as they are themselves toxic. There's a great medscape review: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1091351-overview. ...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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What is the most effective and fast treatment of hereditary hair loss ?

What is the most effective and fast treatment of hereditary hair loss ?

Hair loss: Genetically determined hair loss may be helped by a dermatologist assessing your hair loss, ensuring that is not caused or aggravated by medical causes like thyroid disease or other hormonal disorders, medications, skin disease,etc. Certain medications like propecia, minoxidil may be prescribed. Hair transplants may be considered in certain cases. You could start by consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am 28 , I have been loosing a lot of hair lately , i would like to know an effective treatment for hair loss ?

Cannot tell: There are many reasons for hair loss. Significant weight loss, stress, iron deficiency, hormonal or thyroid problem.You need to be evaluated to see what is the cause of your hair loss. ...Read more

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Any treatment for post-baby hair loss?

Hair loss: While this can certainly be pretty worrisome to anyone, this is a pretty common event post-pregnancy. Unfortunately waiting for hair problems to resolve is literally like watching grass grow. It will get better but it will take several months. ...Read more

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Any known remedy to reverse Accutane hair loss?

Time: Many post Accutane hair loss is telogen effluvien. This may reverse itself after Accutane has been stopped. It may take as long as a year to see your hair begin to normalize. In addition, Minoxidil may help. I like the foam formulation. This usually takes about 3 months to see changes. ...Read more

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Is rosemary oil a remedy for female hair loss? Age: 19

No easy fix: It will not touch alopecia areata. Two gem effluvium will self-cure. If this is hypothyroidism and you go undiagnosed, your school and job performance will suffer and then you will get horribly sick. Talk with your physician on your next visit and if friends notice you are losing your hair, consider a dermatology visit. ...Read more

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Is zx42 hair loss treatment a scam or does it actually work?

Is zx42 hair loss treatment a scam or does it actually work?

Embrace who you are?: This is just minoxidil, which sort-of-works for a while, plus a bunch of placebos ("vasodilators" and similar nonsense). Another idea -- buzz your head, hit the gym hard, sport some nicely-trimmed facial hair, and wear a ball cap when you feel like it. It's awesome to be a well-muscled, trim, balding man -- "I'm not a little kid any more, and I'm in robust good health." ...Read more

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Baldness, why hair loss & would like to know if hair regrowth treatment will work?

Baldness, why hair loss & would like to know if hair regrowth treatment will work?

Hair Loss: The male pattern baldness form of androgenetic alopecia accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25% of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before the age of 21. Treatment is Rogaine (minoxidil) & Propecia. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss ? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your hair thick, eat well (fruit, vegetables, and protein) and take a multivitamin. If that doesn't work, you might try taking Folic Acid or biotin which are essential ingredients for hair growth. Thyroid or other medical problems may also thin hair. ...Read more

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After pregnancy my wife has started tremendous hair loss.. Any remedy

After pregnancy my wife has started tremendous hair loss.. Any remedy

Expected : Thus is called telogen effluvium and is a common issue after having a baby. It is annoying but not dangerous and resolves after about 6 months. Get thyroid testing done as a precautions too. ...Read more

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Keratinocyte growth factor for hair loss treatment?

Keratinocyte growth factor for hair loss treatment?

KGF and hair growth: Abstract keratinocyte growth factor-2 (kgf-2) is found in dermal papilla fibroblasts and its receptor, fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (fgfr2), in the neighboring outer root sheath of keratinocytes. Administration of recombinant human kgf-2 (rhkgf-2) at 10 ng ml(-1) significantly stimulated human hair-follicle cell proliferation in organ culture (26-35%). Thus, rhkgf-2 is a promising therapeut. ...Read more

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What treatment can I use to stop hair loss while breastfeeding?

What treatment can I use to stop hair loss while breastfeeding?

Hairloss postbaby: Losing hair after the birth of a baby is normal. During pregnancy hair spends a longer time in the growth phase of the hair cycle. Your hair may appear to get thicker during the pregnancy because you aren't losing as much as normal. After, it returns to the normal cycle so it seems like all of your hair is falling out. This happens even if not nursing. Give it time and all will be normal again. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Underarm Hair Loss (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Underarm hair loss occurs ...Read more