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Is it normal for my newborn to be losing hair?

Is it normal for my newborn to be losing hair?

Thanks for asking!: Babies can lose hair on the back of their head by rubbing their head on the crib or bassinet. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal for my newborn to lose all her hair at the top of her head?

Is it normal for my newborn to lose all her hair at the top of her head?

Newborn hair.: Stated simply, it is normal for newborns to lose the hair they were born with. The hair loss can occur on any part of the head, or even the entire head. Any distribution can occur and still be considered normal. ...Read more

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I am losing hair. Is it normal after losing weight? What can I do to fix it?

I am losing hair. Is it normal after losing weight?  What can I do to fix it?

Hair loss: Hair loss may be genetic or can be caused by problems with hormones such as thyroid and can be due to medications, stress, dermatology problems, autoimmune disorders or emotional problems. If your hair loss is severe, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been losing hair and my nails seem to be really brittle. Is this normal? What can I do?

I have been losing hair and my nails seem to be really brittle. Is this normal? What can I do?

Factors for T.E.: This may be related to vegan diet, poor nutrition, and loss of zinc and iron necessary to avoid temporary hair loss called Telogen effluvium, Correct any that apply to you and you should improve fairly quickly 3-6 months or less. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is 18 and he has been losing hair like crazy! more than a normal person should. What could be wrong?

My boyfriend is 18 and he has been losing hair like crazy! more than a normal person should. What could be wrong?

Hair loss: May be normal male pattern loss; if occurring in circular patches, may be fungal infxn of scalp; check side effects of the supplements he's taking: hair loss may be one of them. May be hormonal problem (producing too much testosterone or using Anabolic steroids for body building). May be drying hair with wrong shampoo. See pcp for exam & treatment options. ...Read more

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Hi, I have noticed i am losing hair on my legs. Is this an issue or is it normal? I am worried it may be something serious

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I have noticed i am losing hair on my legs. Is this an issue or is it normal? I am worried it may be something serious

Not normal: This usually happens because of some hormonal abnormality, exposure/medication, underlying skin condition, or nutritional abnormality. Review this with your doctor. ...Read more

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My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

My baby is a little over 5 mo is it normal for her to be losing hair in back and on sides she's getting bald?

Yes: It is common for babies who sleep on their backs to wear a bald spot over the surfaces where their skull hits the mattress. This is a temporary issue and resolves as the kid spends more time upright in sitting or standing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Telogen effluvium: Yes, it's probably related to telogen effluvium, which is temporary hair loss of varying degree that tends to occur after a stressful event. Common triggers include weight loss and surgery, among others. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Kwok
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Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more