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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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Many doctors say keratin hair treatment causes hair loss or fall. Isnt keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have not lost hair after 2yr kerati?

Many doctors say keratin hair treatment causes hair loss or fall. Isnt keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have not lost hair after 2yr kerati?

Keratin Treatment: One of the biggest concerns and cons of using keratin treatments is the risk of one’s health. The department of labor issued a hazard alert for keratin treatments, stating the dangers of the formaldehyde. While keratin treatments have yet to be banned, the danger associated with being around the chemicals used in the treatment poses health concerns for both the stylist and you! ...Read more

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Keratin treatment without formayhde is it still bad. Isn't keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have been using for 2 years and noy losing hair?

Keratin treatment without formayhde is it still bad. Isn't keratin hair protein to make it stronger. I have been using for 2 years and noy losing hair?

Hair Conditioning: Normal hair only needs a deep conditioning once a month. A deep conditioner usually needs to be left on the hair for at least 5 minutes and some up to 20 minutes. Some require a shower cap to be placed over the hair while it is conditioning. Some deep conditioners contain anti-oxidants like cranberry oil which help repair damage caused by pollution. Cranberry oil contains vitamin e, omega-3, other. ...Read more

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My hair is thinning down from the front upward area.. I m afraid of getting bald .. Suggest any remedies pls.. I ve done keratin twice is it safe.?

My hair is thinning down from the front upward area.. I m afraid of getting bald .. Suggest any remedies pls.. I ve done keratin twice is it safe.?

Alopecia: Hair loss has many causes, genetics, hair styling practices, medication and diet to name a few. Some Keratin treatments contain lye which can weaken the hair shaft. Also hair dyes and permanents can cause damage to the hair. ...Read more

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I started Valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv1 the same time i got a Brazilian keratin treatment. I have had significant (loss of ~70%) hair since. Which cause this?

I started Valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv1 the same time i got a Brazilian keratin treatment. I have had significant (loss of ~70%) hair since. Which cause this?

Valtrex (valacyclovir) and hairloss: I know of no known reports of Valtrex (valacyclovir) causing hair loss. As well, I do not think it would interact with your brazialian keratin treatment to cause this effect. I recommend you see a dermatrologist to better evaluate what going on and determine why you are loosing so much hair. ...Read more

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Will stabilize: The hair will return over a period of 6 months but rogaine (minoxidil) could be used in interval as stimulant to hair growth. Suggest checking blood for thyroid status, as well as iron levels. These can contribute to hair loss. ...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


Keratin (Definition)

Keratin is a protein produced by the skin and is essentially the major component of the covering of our ...Read more