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I am 39 years old. I have dark circles under my armpits, sometimes a little painful and itchy. itchy and burning scalp on sides of head and hair loss?

I am 39 years old. I have dark circles under my armpits, sometimes a little painful and itchy. itchy and burning scalp on sides of head and hair loss?

Time to visit doc: You are describing symptoms consistent with many illnesses from diabetes, addisons disease, cushings syndrome, seborrhea, alopecia, etc. You are to young for any of your symptoms to be taken lightly and all are pointing to metabolic imbalance. You need to get a complete physical, appropriate labs,and your Doc will be able to begin to address your symptoms and treat you. ...Read more

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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My head feels itchy though i clean it 2 to 3 times a week.This week my hair loss has increased.Any cure plz.

My head feels itchy though i clean it 2 to 3 times a week.This week my hair loss has increased.Any cure plz.

Need to know why: In order to figure out a potential cure you need a correct diagnosis. I would see a doctor to find why this is happening and work from there. ...Read more

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For 20 months I have been suffering with small red round itchy bumps on my head with extensive hair loss. After 10 biopsies still no answer. Help me!

For 20 months I have been suffering with small red round itchy bumps on my head with extensive hair loss. After 10 biopsies still no answer. Help me!

Shingles of scalp?: You might have shingles of the scalp which can ce exceedingly painful and causes patches of hair loss. You might want to consult a dermatologist in a medical school setting who may have more experience. Good luck. ...Read more

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Increasing body hair and heavy head hair loss along with dandruff and itchy and stinky scalp. What steps should I take ro stop it all?

Increasing body hair and heavy head hair loss along with dandruff and itchy and stinky scalp.  What steps should I take ro stop it all?

Hormone...: Your gene and hormones are playing the hand. Diet, exercise, hyzeine, scalp care- will help. Try Yoga, non stimulant vegetarian diet, Sikakai soap twice a week to scalp, reduce stress. ...Read more

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Hello I have itchy eyebrows which is resulting in hair loss...How can I treat it?

Hello I have itchy eyebrows which is resulting in hair loss...How can I treat it?

Fungus?: Seborrhea / infection with pityrosporum can do this. If an dandruff shampoo isn't working, a visit to your physician is in order -- ketoconazole or any of several other rx's is good if it's a fungus, or it may be something else. Best wishes. ...Read more

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White things attached to end of hair when I pull it out, itchy scalp and hair loss what is this? Seb dermatitis or not? Please help

Lice?: if the "white things" are stuck to the hair and look like tiny eggs, you may have head lice. if the stuff you see in your hair is loose flakes it could be seb derm, but that doesn't usually cause hair loss. see doctor, get exam , diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Candace Spann
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Scalp Itching (Definition)

Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more