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Is It Normal For Your Hair To Fall Out
It's normal to have: A small amount of hair to fall off each day. If hair falls off excessively and more frequently, there could be an underlying medical condition causing it. Seek help. Best wishes! http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/jodi-sawyer-rn/why-my-hair-falling-out. http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/herbs-that-prevent-hair-loss/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
Is it normal for a child's hair to fall when pulling hair bands out or someone pulling their hair?
Hair falling : Of course if the hair band is tight or the hair is pulled by force, the hair can fall off. Try to avoid tight rubber hair bands & don't allow any one to pull her hair. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it normal to hair to fall when it is oily? Why it is oily? Why I got dandruff? (13 years old son) washes hair daily. Using selsun blue.
When you start taking chemo, how long does it take for your hair to fall out and how does it do it?
1 to 3 weeks: Hair usually falls out 1 to 3 weeks after starting treatment and up to a few weeks afterward. The good news is that it's usually temporary and regrows 3 to 10 months after chemo ends. Hair loss may be all over the body, not just the scalp. It could fall out very quickly in clumps or gradually. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on chemo: Some forms of chemotherapy attack the systems in a cell that cause it to divide and grow. This is a good way to fight cancer but it also targets things that grow quickly like hair, the lining of your mouth and intestines. Some cancers have specific targets for which there are drugs - these do not attack your hair. Depending on the cancer there may or may not be a more selective type of chemo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May compound, yes: Since dm degrades both macrovascular & microvascular blood supply to tissues and increased sugar changes/interferes with the function of most cellular proteins, yes it likely affects the health of hair follicles. Also all hair follicles have dormant periods during which the hair, which has stopped growing, falls out. However, this is a complex issue with many other factors, many still poorly known. ...Read more
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