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Im 18 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
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 2 more doctor answers
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
Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. ...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 have a hair problem. My hair is falling with great speed. My age is 25. I have lots of dandruff. What should I do?
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more
Can plaqunil affect my kidneys after taking them for years ... What are the side affects because my hair is falling out?
SLE and Plagunil: Need to know why you need plaqunil for prolonged use, yes, plaqunil might hurt your vision nerve and possible kidney. If vision nerve damage happen, you have to stop use it. You need weight benefit and side effects and decide if continue this kind medications with the help of your doctor. Hair lost and kidney lost might highly related to your sle also. I suggest you follow your doctors advise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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