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Im 14 And My Hair Is Falling Out
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
Go for a check up: These symptoms are disturbing at your age. I would highly recommend a thorough exam with blood testing and go from there. Rule out serious conditions first. ...Read more
I'm 17 and my hair is falling out and thinning. Rapidly! This is very stressful for me. Help? Please?
I lost 13 kgs in a year but my hair is falling uncontrollably its thinning like crazy what can I do to get it back? Note : im taking stress tabs als9.
See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist. ...Read more
I'm 20 and I feel that my hair is falling down, what can I do, what is the reasons may be to this case and how to stop it?
First stop worrying: There are many causes of hair loss and stress induced alopecia (or telogen effluvium) is very common. See your dermatologist for lab work, hair evaluation and possible scalp biopsy. Worrying will only make it worse, but find out what's going on and how to treat it. Anemia, iron deficiency, ferritin deficiency and thyroid disease can also cause hair loss to name a few ...Read more
Need cause 1st: There are many causes of hair loss in men and women. Some more common are stress, hormonal, infection, other diseases like thyroid and lupus, and natural aging. The average human can lose 100 hairs a day and that's normal. Before we select a treatment, we should find the cause. Sometimes bloodwork and an examination can help find cause. See your doctor! ...Read more
I feel like I'm 90. I get sick for weeks at a time, my hair is falling out, I'm extremely tired, etc. This is not stress. Please help.
See a doctor: If your symptoms are as you say you need to see a doctor right away ...Read more
Hormonal Issues: If you are a woman, you should look at your thyroid levels and your estrogen levels. If they are low, then replacing them would help with your hair growth. If you are a man, then also look at thyroid levels but also Dht levels that might be causing hair loss. Treatment of these two problems will correct the hair loss. You need nutrients for hair growth. There are supplements & gelatin. ...Read more
Hair loss: Yes you can. You can see a skin specialist and/or your hairstylist. ...Read more
Hair loss: Hard to answer that in a 25-year-old. At the very least you should see your doctor and you may need a referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Testing: Is this new or chronic? Malabsorption and low protien intake will explain the hair loss. Celiac sprue is a possible cause which is an allergy to gluten and other sx include diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, iron deficiency and vit amin d deficiency. See your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist (gi) for testing. ...Read more
Hair Loss: Male-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. In male-pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hair line and baldness on the top of the head. Treatment is with topical rogaine (minoxidil) or oral propecia. ...Read more
Few conditions.: Is there watery liquid/ pus from the bumps. Are there any scales along with the bumps. Could be folliculitis from infected hair follicle roost by staphylococcus bac. S, allergic reaction to any hair products, fungal infection-ring worm infn, seborrhic dermatitis from irritation by the clogged oily secretion by the hair follicles irritating the skin, infestations with lice, dandruff, psoriasis, acne. ...Read more
You need: You need to see a dermatologist right away to get a correct diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
If you have the : Money, get it however the best would be see a dermatologist to get a better grip on the issue and what could you do for remedy. Probably not much is it is heredity involved... ...Read more
Hair loss: Hair loss can be normal aging or as a result of a medical issue. We would normally check thyroid function and anemia for causes. Perhaps doing a vitamin d level check and testosterone levels would help too. If all these results are normal, the hair loss is likely normal age related. We can't expect to have the same hair we had at age 20 when we're 80. Shampoo less often. Natural oils can help. ...Read more
Sorry for your loss.: In both ways, your irreplaceable little baby and your hair. That is a dreadful situation for any young mother to have to face. The good news is that it is normal to lose hair, even in large amounts after pregnancy has ended. The hormone progesterone in particular allows for more hair follicles to remain active. Postpartum many regress to dormant states. Don't fret, your hair will grow back. ...Read more
My hair is falling out excessively afraid of combing or washing a lot falls out in chucks, also have psoriasis?
See below: It sounds like you need seek treat for this. Seeing a dermatologist is a good start. You may also need to have your thyroid checked as this can cause hair loss as well. If you are having joint pain with you psoriasis, you may want to see a rheumatologist as well to make certain that you do not have psoriatic arthritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I started using minoxidile 5, 10 days ago and my hair is falling more than before .plz help!
Should I stop using it?
My son is 1 years old & my hair is falling out again. Should i be concerened? Is this a hair cycle & once done I'll be ok? :) thx.
Hairloss postpartum: Some women do lose some hair after they have a baby. During pregnancy women grow thicker hair and after the baby due to hormone levels waning, they lose some of it or most of it. If you are still losing after 1 year, see a dermatologist. Eat foods rich in iron, Folic Acid and high in protein, calcium. ...Read more
Hair loss at 18:
Very unusual. Please start with a clinic visit to a primary doctor. You will be carefully examined, and lab work will be done. Once those lab data are available your doctor will decide what needs to be done next — most likely with a specialist.
Hope all goes well — please keep me informed. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my hair is falling out is it because of my weight loss I'm only 18.please help?
I'm easily tired, sh*t blood sometimes, headache all the time, my hair is falling off. What is wrong with me?
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
See a dermatologist.: With so little information and no clinical examination it is impossible to give you meaningful advice. You need to see a dermatologist for a proper consultation in order to move forward with a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more