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How To Stop My Hair From Falling Out
How can I stop my hair from falling out. No thyroid problems but was taking Depakote which I stopped over 2 months ago. Very frustrated.
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
You can't: Your two month old is losing hair because after birth it goes into a resting phase (has to do with cell division) and will fall out. Don't worry, it grows back. Sometimes children will get a bald patch where rubbing can cause friction and hair loss, but that too will come back. ...Read more
In the last couple years i died my hair to may times and know it falls out a lot, what's good to stop my hair from falling?
Stop dyeing: The chemicals from dyeing are damaging your hair and hair follicles. Stoping dyeing and allow your hair to grow naturally and heal. ...Read more
Off of Depakote for months but my hair is still falling out. Is there anything I can do to stop my hair from falling out like this?
ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dermatologist.: Ask her/him to check all your blood levels to see if there is an underlying condition or deficiency. Tell her/him of all your other symptoms and possible stressors that may have contributed to this problem. Knowing the actual cause of your hair loss hopefully will enable your doctor to recommend a treatment plan. ...Read more
See derm: See dermatologist because there are several causes for this. ...Read more
My thyrois is controled but what can I use for hair loss & what can I do to stop it or decrease the falling?
Minoxidil: Use topical mioxidil to help. With thyroid medication and time the condition may improve on its own. ...Read more
Had major infection, treated w/ meds, ok now. IF this was cause of my recent hair loss- how long for it to stop falling and regrow now that im ok?
How to stop & prevent hair loss? I did all types of tests out there & I am fine. Yet, my hair keeps falling & it's frizzy with split ends. Help plz!
Rogaine (minoxidil): If the complete work up of your hair loss, including blood tests for vit d, b, iron, thyroid, cell count, hormones, and biopsy were normal, then you can start rogaine (minoxidil). Rogaine (minoxidil) prevents cycling of hair follicles, keeping them in growth phase. It works by blocking the chemical signal which instructs hairs to fall out. You should see a difference in 6 mo, and should stay on it indefinitely. ...Read more
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