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My hair falling out in the shower, what to do?

My hair falling out in the shower, what to do?

There are many: possible causes, which your doctor or even a dermatologist can investigate for you. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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 hair comes out in the shower and when I comb it. Falls out mostly on top. But also sides. My hair is coarse. Could I be going bald?

My hair comes out in the shower and when I comb it. Falls out mostly on top. But also sides. My hair is coarse. Could I be going bald?

Hair falling out: Need more information such as is your father bald? If so when did it start with him. Make a family tree and see who got bald and at what age. Some men become bald very early and this runs in family. Assuming your father is not bald and none of his make relatives are bald u are prob OK. This assumes your father is you genetic father of course. If it does not run in your family then check with Dr. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out excessively afraid of combing or washing a lot falls out in chucks, also have psoriasis?

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

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Help, my hair falls out in large amounts in the shower. What can I do?

Help, my hair falls out in large amounts in the shower. What can I do?

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

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After a night of drinking, my hair falls out much more in the shower. Why is this?

Don't worry: It has nothing to do with your hair loss . All of us lose up to 100-200 hair everyday and you particularly notice it in the shower. You also form new hair everyday the same number to keep it even. So don't worry ...Read more

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Why does my hair scalp hurt, especially after putting my hair in a pony tail then letting go of my hair afterwards? It hurts the roots too.

Why does my hair scalp hurt, especially after putting my hair in a pony tail then letting go of my hair afterwards? It hurts the roots too.

Scalp hurts: If you pull your hair tight to put it in a pony tail or if you have thick heavy hair it can actually pull on the scalp and cause pain. My guess would be that this is what is happening. ...Read more

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Why does the hair on the sides of the head stay while the hair on top falls out in men?

Why does the hair on the sides of the head  stay while the hair on top falls out in men?

Pattern baldness in : Pattern baldness in men usually occurs with center head hairloss. Testosterone preferentially acts on scalp center hair follicles to loose and not recreate hair growth. ...Read more

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Hair is falling out in clumps? What can I do?

Hair is falling out in clumps? What can I do?

Get seen: This is probably telogen effluvium and you need a medical workup to rule out serious illness and identify possibly causes. ...Read more

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My hair fall out with white bulbs at the end is it good or bad?

My hair fall out with white bulbs at the end is it good or bad?

Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists.Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. This is treated with B12 shots. ...Read more

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Why do I have demodex linfestation in my hair in my nosterls /eyelashes private parts hair not growing back the way it use to and falling out easy, ?

Mites: They are more commont than you think. Spread from person to person. Live in hair follicles, eyelash eyebrow and nostrils . If problematic see ophthalmologist for tea tree oil and Pilocarpine . Together I have had very good success. ...Read more

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If hair falls out with a white bulb at the end that hair is broken hair or is it normal shedding my hair falls out with white bulb im worried?

See dermatologist: The best answer would come from seeing a dermatologist and having full evaluation. Would also check T4 and TSH (thyroid function). ...Read more

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My hair is very thin & curley skull is oily. It also fall when I comb after showering. Which is the best male shampoo for this condition?

My hair is very thin & curley skull is oily. It also fall when I comb after showering. Which is the best male shampoo for this condition?

Try this: Zinc pyrithione shampoo can be helpful to some people with oily scalps. Not evidence based - but another thing you can try to calm some anxiety of falling hair is to wash your hair every second day. Lastly, if you see a doctor and they think it's male pattern baldness there are meds like Minoxidil and Finasteride that you can try. ...Read more

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My hair is falling out everywhere on my body. What could be the cause?

My hair is falling out everywhere on my body. What could be the cause?

Hair: Many causes. You could see your hairstylist or barber - your gender is not indicated. You could also have your doctor to refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Lots of hairloss, especially in the front where i can see my scalp in between my hair.I also get natural oil in my hair after 2 days of my wash.Help!

Lots of hairloss, especially in the front where i can see my scalp in between my hair.I also get natural oil in my hair after 2 days of my wash.Help!

Male pattern thining: This may be a genetic type of hair loss but uncommon in a 20 yo. History is important. If she uses a hair style that pulls the hair tight on the anterior scalp she could have traction alopecia. This could be a patch of alopecia areata which would feel smooth like velvet. A scarring alopecia with lupus , scleroderma possible. Getting oil in her hair after 2 days is normal. Washing qd ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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My hair falls out a lot after my hair was washed at the salon with nails clawing at my scalp. Could their be permanent damage and will not grow back?

My hair falls out a lot after my hair was washed at the salon with nails clawing at my scalp. Could their be permanent damage and will not grow back?

Only in the case of: Alopecia. And usually a stimulating scalp massage INCREASES blood flow to the scalp, and does NOT cause hair loss. Every hair goes through 3 cycles. It might be that it is just a coincidence that you go around the "falling out" cycle. Maybe next time just ask for less nails and more fingertips with the wash! ...Read more

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I can see extremely thin, small hair falling mostly on the screen of my phone, is my hair miniaturising?

I can see extremely thin, small hair falling mostly on the screen of my phone, is my hair miniaturising?

More likely ear hair: Unsure of what is going on, but your hair most likely is not miniaturizing. You may be loosing some ear hair (thin ear hair on outside of ear, thick older person ear hair) that is coming out after heat of you phone and sweat causes them to fall out on your phone while you are on it. Hope that helps! ...Read more