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Im 17 And My Hair Is Falling Out
I'm 17 and my hair is falling out and thinning. Rapidly! this is very stressful for me. Help? Please?
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 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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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.
My hair is falling out a lot in chuncks as well im 24, and get bad headachesbecause of it, i can brush my hair once and a chunck will come with it?
See a doctor: Based on your symptoms you should see a doctor. You may have alopecia areata which is a treatable condition. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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