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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

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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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How to stop losing hair?

How to stop losing hair?

Determine cause: There are many different possible causes for hair loss. A dermatologist/ physician can assess to determine the cause of your hair loss and then a treatment plan can be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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What could cause losing hair?

What could cause losing  hair?

Many diseases: . Various diseases will cause hair loss from chemotherapy , depression, thyroid problem , ringworm fungus infections conditions like ' alapecia aereata' or patchy baldness due to autoimmune diseases or ringworm infection. .First see your family doctor after medical check up will refer you to a skin doctor. Of course the unstoppable male baldness! ...Read more

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How to know if I'm losing hair?

How to know if I'm losing hair?

Look in the mirror: Look at your comb. Look in the sink. You haven't stated your age or health so if you are looking hair, the cause cannot be known from the information you have provided. ...Read more

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Have dandruff, flakes, bump and losing hair?

Have dandruff, flakes, bump and losing hair?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Usually responds to adequate hydration and use of anti-seborrheic shampoo like Selsun blue and topical steroids to hair line lesions ...Read more

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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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What could cause me to start losing hair from eyelashes?

What could cause me to start losing hair from eyelashes?

Lots of causes: Eyelashes fall out as we age, but can also happen with allergies, eyelid inflammation, infection, low thyroid hormone, poor diet and trauma. See an ophthalmologist to help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause a 17 yr. Old male to start losing hair?

What could cause a 17 yr. Old male to start losing hair?

HAIR LOSS: There are many causes of lossing hair.Some causes are: infections, chemicals, radiations, lupus, hormonal, etc. Alopecia areata is of unknown cause but hair regrow in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm losing hair everytime i comb or brush --what can I do to stop this ?

Maybe normal: It's completely normal to lose 50-100 hairs per day. It may seem like a lot, until you realize that there are over 100,000 strands of hair on your head. Every hair is somewhere in the growth cycle. Approx 90% should be in the growing phase (called anagen), 7% should be in the resting phase (called catagen), and 3% should be in the shedding phase (called telogen). ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more