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I'm 17 and my hair is falling out and thinning. Rapidly! this is very stressful for me. Help? Please?

I'm 17 and my hair is falling out and thinning. Rapidly!  this is very stressful for me.  Help?  Please?

Hair: I recommend appointment with your family doctor for blood work to rule out thyroid disease or anemia etc. ...Read more

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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My hair is falling and im only 17, why?

My hair is falling and im only 17, why?

A dermatologic: Evaluation may help to determine the reason for your hair loss. ...Read more

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My hair is falling and my head got spots with out hair and i'm only 18, why? What should I do ?

My hair is falling and my head got spots with out hair and i'm only 18, why? What should I do ?

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

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My hair is falling more frequent than normal ...Specially from front area i'm 33 yrs old..

My hair is falling more frequent than normal ...Specially from front area i'm 33 yrs old..

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

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Im 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?

Im 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

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Im 43 years old my hair is falling, what's the best treatment?

Im 43 years old my hair is falling, what's the best treatment?

Need cause 1st: There are many different causes of hair loss in men and women. Some of the 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

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I have super thick hair. No baldness in family. My hair is falling out and thinning out. Not from my trichotilimania. I'm not pulling. I'm 17?

I have super thick hair. No baldness in family. My hair is falling out and thinning out. Not from my trichotilimania. I'm not pulling. I'm 17?

Possible autoimmune: condition. I've even seen stress do this. Please see your doc. He/she may refer you to a dermatologist. Peace and good health. The hair-pulling mentioned in your history is a form of OCD. A mental health professional can help w/that. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out, what can I do to prevent this?

My hair is falling out, what can I do to prevent this?

Propecia (finasteride) & minoxidil: Propecia (finasteride) and Minoxidil are two medications that can be used to help you prevent further hair loss. As with most medicines, these do have potential side effects so weigh the risks and benefits with your pmd carefully. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out. What can be done to prevent this?

My hair is falling out. What can be done to prevent this?

Hormonal Issues: If you are a woman, you should look at your thyroid levels and 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

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My hair is falling to much what to do rply me some remedy?

HAIR LOSS: You need to see a dermatologist to see what is causing it . Sometimes it comes back x few months. He might give steroid cream or injection or apply rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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My hair is falling too much. What should I do to stop my hair fall?

My hair is falling too much. What should I do to stop my hair fall?

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

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I have mal-absorption and my hair is falling out. What do you advise?

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

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Hi, I am 19yrs old and my hair is falling out, what can I do to stop it?

Hi, I am 19yrs old and my hair is falling out, what can I do to stop it?

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

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I have small bumps on my head that itch and my hair is falling out why ?

I have small bumps on my head that itch and my hair is falling out why ?

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

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A lot of my hair is falling out, when i wash my hair. What do that means?

Hair loss: Make sure your thyroid is checked and functioning well if you have type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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My hair is falling at a very fast rate i live in coastal area and water is little salty?

You need: You need to see a dermatologist right away to get a correct diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more