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Itchy Head And Hair 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
Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issues are found, you may be dealing with genetic predisposition but I recommend that you then consult a hair stylist for advice about your hair care. ...Read more
Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender
See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera ...Read more
My scalp itch a lot when i shake my hair white flakes fall out hair appears getting thin from scalp what could cause this?
Oily head top, flakes, hair fall at the crown and temples. Lots of body hair. How do I stop the hair fall ?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
My husbands hair falls out a lot everyday. Hes only 19. No bald patches only hair falling out when you touch them. Its A LOT of hair falling out.
See a dermatologist: Need exam by skin specialist. Alopecia areata? Telogen effluvium? Androgenic alopecia? Poisoning or drug effect? etc etc ...Read more
Lice yes herpes no: if you are intensely itchy down there and scratching aggressively, an infection with lice is possible. Look for bugs moving and nits on the hair shaft. If you don't have itching or signs of an infection, the diagnosis of alopecia areata should be considered. Go see a dermatologist ...Read more
I could easily pluck my hairs on my chest & my facial hairs too fall when I rub my skin.I also see lot of hairs falling during my bath.I'm balding too?
Hair loss: You answered that you have allopecia? If this is the case this is an autoimmune dz where your body sees the hair follicles as foreign and attacks them which makes the hair fall out. If generalized this is difficult to treat. If concerned about scalp direct steroid injections can help small areas if not more generalized immune suppressing agents can be use. See rhuematoligist for treatment options ...Read more
Should my hair be falling out easy even when I rub my fingers through my hair .strands seem to come out in my hands also itchy scalp .
Hair Care Specialist: 28 y/o Male asks Should my hair be falling out easy... Yes, it can happen if one is developing Male Baldness at your current age. If one is under Severe Stress or if one has Dry Skin/Scalp, Seborrhea as you might with "itchy scalp" Best to see Dermatologist or a good Hair Care Specialist for proper shampoos and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hair is falling out excessively afraid of combing or washing a lot falls out in chucks, also have psoriasis?
See below: It sounds like you need seek treat for this. Seeing a dermatologist is a good start. You may also need to have your thyroid checked as this can cause hair loss as well. If you are having joint pain with you psoriasis, you may want to see a rheumatologist as well to make certain that you do not have psoriatic arthritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
My hair is itching and falling out, very easy even if I rub my hair it fall in strands, but no ringworm on head, tips of eyelashes are white also?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
Possibly: It sounds like you may have a couple things going on. Tired symptoms could be related to thyroid or other internal disease. You should get a regular medical evaluation. The hair should grow back if the underlying problem is found. ...Read more
Taking a shower shampooing my hair and out of nowhere I noticed hair all over my hands. My hair is thick and straight. With no family baldness problem?
Watch this: I suspect you have telogen effluvium. Read up on this and decide whether to visit your physician. ...Read more
Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head
Do the irritated hair follicle bumps on my scalp have any effect on my hairloss? Hair started falling out immidiately after Accutane treatment..
Have hair loss which derm thinks telogen effluvium, so then why is hair on my legs, eyebrows, under arms, etc. not falling out and still growing?
Unknown: There is little or no research money for telogen effluvium. It is quite variable and often is patchy on the scalp. In severe cases it can effect body hair, axillary hair, pubic hair, eyelash and eyebrow hair. No-one knows how to explain the differences. Does the Dr speculate about the reason for your case? You left out all the interesting details. ...Read more
2nd dose of chemo thursday.I have red bumps on my scalp hair falling out and hair cut short.The bumps itch & painful.What can I put on scalp?
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