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I have alopecia with hair in the drain daily and I have no idea what to do?

I have alopecia with hair in the drain daily and I have no idea what to do?

See dermatologist: There are different causes of hair loss. Autoimmune as in alopecia areata, hormonal or family pattern, and side effects of certain medications. Exam and blood tests are necessary to evaluate you properly. ...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


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I have alopecia and is bleaching and dying my hair a bad idea?

I have alopecia and is bleaching and dying my hair a bad idea?

Likely: Adding any Chemicals to your hair/scalp can potentially make it more brittle. Consult with a dermatologist before doing it. ...Read more

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I have alopecia areata and im 16 years old. I be had it since I was 13. I want to dye my hair to make me feel better... Is that a bad idea ?

It is okay to dye .: Alopecia Areata is considered an auto immune condition and its cause is not completely known.It is not proven that the use of certain dyes or shampoos would affect it in anyways. ...Read more

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14 years girl. gradual hair thinning for several years. several experts checked all. no alopecia areata. uses minoxil 5. helps but not stopping.Ideas?

14 years girl. gradual hair thinning for several years. several experts checked all. no alopecia areata. uses minoxil 5. helps but not stopping.Ideas?

Multiple causes: When someone has diffuse gradual thinning, I like to order some tests to look at their thyroid function, iron level, vitamin D level, hormone levels, and their risk for autoimmune disease. If there is no answer, then sometimes a biopsy is helpful. In addition to minoxidil, supplements by Viviscal as well as topical caffeine products can be helpful depending on the pattern of hair loss. ...Read more

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My bf has a perfect bald circle maybe 3-4 in diameter. Will not grow hair back in that spot. Any ideas on what it could be?

My bf has a perfect bald circle maybe 3-4 in diameter. Will not grow hair back in that spot. Any ideas on what it could be?

Patchy alopecia: That particular small area has damaged hair follicle. If more areas develop may need work up for diseases that could cause alopecia or medications. ...Read more

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Am I starting to go bald if hair in drain?

Am I starting to go bald if hair in drain?

Shedding: If this persists see dermatologist with complete drug hsitory , blood tests and evaluation of scalp and hair shaft. There are insults to body which can cause short term hair loss. ...Read more

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High TSH 6.1, T4 and T3 (liothyronine) in reference range suffering from alopecia and daily hair loss what's medication to take?

High TSH  6.1, T4 and T3 (liothyronine) in reference range suffering from alopecia and daily hair loss what's medication to take?

If your TSH: Is consistently high, you need brand name T4 replacement at a dose that brings your lab values back into the normal and appropriate range. Check w/your doctor to do this. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more